Music Education programs explore through developmental experiences involving singing, playing instruments, listening, movement, creative expression, and music reading.
Administrative Rule PI 8.01(2)(j)
Wisconsin Education Standards j, k, and l articulates that “music instruction shall be provided in accordance with a written comprehensive music curriculum including developmental experiences involving singing, playing instruments, listening, movement, creative expression, and music reading. Music instruction shall be provided for all pupils in grades kindergarten through 6 and shall be performed by or under the direction of a licensed music teacher. Music instruction including general music, vocal music, and instrumental music shall be available to all pupils in grades 7-12 and shall be taught by a licensed music teacher.”
Specific information about programming and curriculum design is available through two publications: Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards for Music Education (1997) and Planning Curriculum in Music (2009). You may purchase each guide at DPI Publication Sales or 800-243-8782.
For additional information about music education in Wisconsin, follow the links:
- Disciplinary Literacy - Music - Follow this link for additional information about engaging students in creativity, communication, and critical thinking through literacy skills.
- Les Paul Study Units and Resources - Click for study units, articles, and videos focused on the life and achievements of Les Paul. The music units were developed through a collaboration between the Les Paul Foundation, the Wisconsin School Music Association, and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
- Music Pedagogy
- Music Standards - Poster
- Wisconsin School Music Association; Wisconsin State Music Conference; Wisconsin Center for Music Education Professional Development Calendar
- National Core Arts Standards
- WISELearn Resources - Warehouse of resources submitted by and for educators. Visual and Performing Arts Resource link
If you have any questions or wish to share your ideas about arts and creativity education, please contact Julie Palkowski (608) 261-7494.