The music program at PS 32 utilizes the Five Strands of Learning in Music as pillars of development.

  1. Making Music –  exploring, creating, replicating and  observing in order to build technical and expressive skills
  2. Music Literacy – the application of music language and aesthetics to analyzing, evaluating, creating and performing
  3. Making Connections – by investigating historical, social, and cultural contexts, and by exploring common themes and principals connecting music with other disciplines, students enrich their creative work and understand the significance of music in the evolution of human thought and expression
  4. Community and Cultural resources – Students broaden their perspective by working with professional artists and arts organizations
  5. Careers and Lifelong Learning – Students consider the range of music and music related professions as they think about their goals and aspirations, and understand how the various professions support and connect with each other.

In fulfillment of these goals, students engage in vocal, piano, recorder and rhythm performances throughout the year.  Our winter concerts feature world class musicians such as Kenny Davis, Rudy Bird and Cleve Guyton.