As I work on curriculum (an ongoing process) I have tried to include performance standards that all students should meet when they graduate. They include:
- Sing Happy Birthday in tune.
- Be able to choose songs for your wedding.
- Have a musical conversation at a symphony concert.
Now I should include "Be able to sing Handel in a mall". Notice how much fun that is. So many of the kids in my school are standing on the sidelines of life. I need to find ways like this to pull them in.