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RPS: State of the Music Department
Transcript of RPS: State of the Music Department
Building a World Class Music Curriculum An update of music in the Randolph Public Schools January 3, 2013 RPS Music Department:
Current Offerings Building a World Class Music Curriculum The Randolph Public Schools Music Department will provide every student with the highest quality music instruction by offering diverse opportunities, fostering creativity and encouraging student achievement in order to develop lifelong participants in music.
Curricular Program Offerings All K-5 students receive general music instruction
Instrumental music in grades 4-12
Choral music in grades 4-12
General music at RCMS
Music Technology and Piano at RHS
Extra-Curricular Program Offerings Show Choir and Jazz Ensemble at RCMS
Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and A Cappella Choir at RHS
Private lesson program at RHS
Extra help / enrichment program for elementary and RCMS students
Participation in regional and state festivals
Music Department Fast Facts 2,163 students participate in music program
74.5% of K-12 students are enrolled in a music class
The K-12 music department will host 44 performances during the 2012-2013 school year
The music department has 8 full time faculty members RPS Music Department
Introduction of New Curriculum Developed, created and implemented a comprehensive, student centered music curriculum for grades 4-5 instrumental music
Significant Increase in Music Participation 115% increase in elementary instrumental music participation since 2008
233.3% increase in 7th and 8th grade instrumental music participation since 2008
104.7% increase in RHS instrumental music participation since 2008
Restoration of Eliminated Programs Instrumental music fully restored to grades 4 and 5 at the elementary level
RHS Marching Band restored to the high school curriculum
Partnerships to Support Student Achievement Partnership developed with Springboard to provide after school, curriculum based extra help for grades K-8
Increased Participation in State Music Festivals Six RHS students accepted to the 2013 SEMMEA Senior District Music Festival
Sixteen RPS students were selected to participate in 2012 SEMSBA Honors Ensembles
Seven RHS students were selected to perform in the 2012 UMASS Honor Band
Grant Funding to Support Student Achievement RPS Music teachers have aggressively pursued grant opportunities and secured over $20,000 in grant funding
RMB Summer Music Program Two week program for grades 4-8
70 students participated in the 2012 program
Community / school support enabled 20 full scholarships to be offered for 2012. RPS identified as an Education Partner with South Shore Conservatory. Artist in Residency Program developed for the 2012-2013 school year. Why is Music Necessary?
How Has Music Impacted Randolph?
Music Synthesizes all other subjects Music is mathematical
Music is foreign language
Music is history
Music is science
Music is physical education
Did You Know? 100 percent of 10th grade instrumental music students in Randolph scored either proficient or advanced on the math portion of the spring 2012 MCAS exam.
90 percent of 10th grade instrumental music students in Randolph scored either proficient or advanced on the ELA portion of the spring 2012 MCAS exam.
Music Closes the Achievement Gap
Did You Know? Randolph, MA
Randolph, MA Study
Randolph, MA Study "At-risk teenagers or young adults (low SES) with a history of intensive arts experiences show achievement levels closer to, and in some cases exceeding levels shown by the general population studied" March 2012: The Arts and Achievement in At-Risk Youth The Salutatorian of the Randolph High School class of 2012 was an active member of the Randolph High School Band.
The Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the Randolph High School class of 2011 were both active members of the Randolph High School Band.
In Randolph, three students in grades 7-12 achieved perfect scores on one portion of the Spring 2009 MCAS exam. All of the students were active members of the RCMS and RHS music departments. In March 2012, a study was conducted to investigate how music instruction has impacted student achievement in the Randolph Schools. 10th grade instrumental music students were compared to the 10th grade as a whole ISS/OSS Assignments
Randolph, MA Study RPS Music Department:
Moving Forward .6 reduction in music elective offerings at RHS
Complete elimination of the small group lesson program at RCMS
50% increase in general music classes = significant decrease in instrumental music lessons at the elementary level
Inconsistency of program offerings at each elementary school
Loss of programming and challenges due to growth
Moving Forward We can, and we must, do better than what we are currently offering.
Growth and success has put us at a breaking point. In order to sustain the current curriculum, additional resources are necessary.
Additional music faculty are needed to meet our current program needs; add 1.0 FTE for 2012-2013
We have a really great challenge and the RPS Music Department is 100% committed to building a world class music curriculum. The RPS Music Department has experienced incredible growth and success over the last five years
Growth and success creates opportunity and challenge
Success would not have been possible without the support of administration, school committee and the entire Randolph community THANK YOU! Music Department Mission Statement Building a World Class Music Curriculum Building a World Class Music Curriculum Building a World Class Music Curriculum Building a World Class Music Curriculum Building a World Class Music Curriculum Building a World Class Music Curriculum Building a World Class Music Curriculum Building a World Class Music Curriculum Building a World Class Music Curriculum Building a World Class Music Curriculum Building a World Class Music Curriculum Building a World Class Music Curriculum Building a World Class Music Curriculum Building a World Class Music Curriculum Building a World Class Music Curriculum Building a World Class Music Curriculum Building a World Class Music Curriculum Building a World Class Music Curriculum Building a World Class Music Curriculum Building a World Class Music Curriculum Building a World Class Music Curriculum Building a World Class Music Curriculum Current Status
Moving Forward Presentation Goals
The Randolph Music Boosters Building a World Class Music Curriculum Since September 1, 2010, the Randolph Music Boosters have provided $124,603.05 in support of music in the Randolph Public Schools.
Scholarships, Summer Program, Instruments, Uniforms, Transportation, Cultural Enrichment