• Philosophy of Performing Arts
     
     The study of music contributes in important ways to the quality of every student's life. Music is so important in all cultural heritages that it must be considered an integral part of the total educational program.
     
    Knowing, practicing, and performing music is fundamental to the healthy development of children's minds and spirits. That is why, in any civilization, the arts are inseparable from the very meaing of the term "education." Only those who have basic knowledge and skills in the arts can be considered truly educated.
     
    Music contributes much to the fulfillment of social, emotional and academic needs. Through singing, playing instruments, and composing, students can express themselves creatively, while a knowledge of notation and performance traditions, enables them to learn new music independently throughout their lives. Skills in analysis, evaluation and synthesis are important because they enable students to recognize and pursue excellence in their musical experiences and to understand and enrich their lives. Because music is an integral part of human history, the ability to listen with understanding is essential, if students are to gain a broad cultural and historical perspective. The life of every student is enriched by the skills, knowledge and discipline acquired in the continued study of music.
     
    Through the study and performance of music, the students overall academic progress will be strengthened.
     
    The study of music reflects community tradition and national values while striving to instill respect for self, as well as for dignity and rights of others.