Help music students learn more in less time, reach higher goals, and become active participants in their education. An extremely beneficial text for band, choir, orchestra and general music that provides the steps needed to create an effective music education curriculum for you, your school, and your district. A sequenced music curriculum gives direction to your teaching, builds cohesion among your colleagues, engages students and parents in goals you set, and builds awareness and support from your school's administrators. Contents include: overview of the national and state music standards; aligning district standards to the national or state standards; suggested activities for each national standard; designing an organized curriculum of lesson plans; assessments; organizing assessment documentation; student involvement; curriculum sample with resources and websites. A must for all music educators!