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Farmington Public Schools Music Department

10 Monteith Drive, Farmington, CT  06032  (860) 673-2514

 

Welcome to the Farmington Public Schools Music Department Webpage.  This year, the town of Farmington and the public school music department were presented the national honor of Best Communities for Music Education.   Each school district receiving the “Best Communities” designation scored in the 80th percentile or higher in the survey’s grading process. Participants in the survey answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program, and other relevant factors in their communities’ music education programs. These programs are exemplary programming with large groups of students making music and winning regional, state, and national awards. This award celebrates the exemplary music programs in our schools, a high percentage of students who participate in the music program, outstanding music educators, dedicated parents, and supportive community.

Through this page you will be able to locate up-to-date information regarding our music program. This includes an updated calendar indicating performances, rehearsals, and special programs.  We encourage you to use this site as your source of information about in-school programs, district-wide and co-curricular activities. There is also a link to our Friends  of Music organization, a parent support group. Many individual teachers have developed web pages that support teaching and learning in the classroom. You may visit these web pages through the district site at fpsct.org and select faculty/staff at the specific building of your student’s teacher.

Our music department is committed to providing all students with a quality education in Music through the processes of creating, performing and responding. Our music program provides students with a rigorous curriculum leading to challenging opportunities to understand a wide variety of musical styles and periods in music illuminating the culture in which it which it was produced.

 

Leslie Imse                                                                                         

Music Department Chair                                                                           

 imsel@fpsct.org

 

     
   
Articles from PBS:  The Benefits of Music Education; Boost Memory and Learning with Music;  What Should My Child Listen To? http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/music-arts/the-benefits-of-music-education/

Reproduction or use of the materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, without the prior written consent of the Farmington Public Schools, is a violation of copyright law.

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