All students in the Urbandale Community School District experience music as a significant and sequential curricular subject. General, vocal, and instrumental music provide experiences that are meaningful, enjoyable, integrated, and enhance all learning. The music program provides a basis for lifelong involvement and appreciation of the arts. Participation in the music program develops habits of the mind, including creative thinking, critical thinking, and self-regulation.
UCSD Board-Approved Curriculum
Detailed curriculum information is provided below. Click on each section to view the associated curriculum PDFs.
The Nation’s Report Card: Music – National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) measures students’ knowledge and skills in the arts by asking them to observe, describe, analyze and evaluate existing works of music and visual art and to create original works of visual art. A national representative sample of 7900 students from public and private schools participated in the 2008 assessment. See the results for music in this PDF.
Iowa Alliance for Arts Education – Iowa Alliance for Arts Education serves Iowa educators and communities in areas of professional development, advocacy, and research related to the arts.
Iowa Arts Council – Iowa Arts Council aims to enrich the quality of life and learning in Iowa communities by encouraging excellence in the arts.