The Los Angeles Unified School District will develop, promote and implement a comprehensive standards-based visual and performing arts education program available to all students at all grades levels.
The Visual and Performing Arts are an integral part of the District's comprehensive curriculum and are essential for learning in the 21st century. All LAUSD students, from every culture and socioeconomic level, deserve quality arts learning in dance, music, theatre, visual and media arts as part of the core curriculum.
Click here to visit the Los Angeles Unified School District Arts Education Branch.
Arts Integration is....
The seamless weaving of Arts Content within the teaching of other Core subjects. The collaborative, project based learning emphasized in Arts Education links directly to the all State Standards. By integrating Arts skills, concepts, and knowledge our students develop the four identified 21st Century skills of:
Communication: Sharing thoughts, questions, ideas and solutions
Collaboration: Working together to reach a goal –
Critical Thinking: Looking at problems in a new way, linking learning across disciplines
Creativity: Trying new approaches to get things done equals innovation and invention.
Integration between core subjects leads to interactive, memorable presentations that make meaningful, real world connections for our students.
Arts Education is...
A rich array of disciplines including dance, music, theatre, media arts, literature, design, and visual arts. Discreet Arts Education in the Visual and Performing Arts is an essential element of a complete and balanced education for all students. The State of California has designated the Visual and Performing Arts to be a core subject that should be taught in the K-12 curriculum.
Resources for Instrumental Teachers
The Los Angeles Symphonic Winds are a semi-professional performing group serving Los Angeles for 37 years. (See lawinds.com for more information). LA Winds professionals have created a series of educational videos, 20-30 minutes in length, for use exclusively by LAUSD instrumental teachers.
9 videos with a professional musician introducing his/her instrument, and providing instruction in technique for that instrument
2 videos where the LA Winds Artistic Director instructs and narrates symphonic band performances
Please note — THESE VIDEOS ARE FOR THE EXCLUSIVE USE OF LAUSD TEACHERS AND STUDENTS and are being provided to you FOR FREE.
Future projects include a series of free concerts and professional workshops for LAUSD instrumental students, and reduced or free admissions to all LA Symphonic Winds performances around the city.
Michael Daugherty's Bells for Stokowski Presentation
Percy Grainger Presentation (Recommended for advanced students)
YOUTUBE PAGE WITH ALL VIDEOS POSTED
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