Music Standards

  • Music has standards?

    Why yes, music has standards.

    They are broken into four main anchor standards.


    These four anchor standards are found in each grade level K-12.  Only the difficulty and complexity changes as students grow in musical skills and world understanding. 

    They work together to establish learning targets that address the learning for students learning music.  Aligned with the Common Core, they aim to gear students towards using critical thinking and analysis to become better musicians. 

    Check back for a link to the 2014 Music Core Standards, or go to for more information.


    Here is the link for performance standards 

    Performance Ensemble Strands