200 Hillvue Lane, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
District Mission Statement
The mission of the North Allegheny School District is to prepare all students for success in a changing world.
NASD Music Department Statement
The North Allegheny School District Music Department espouses this mission statement through meaningful experiences that allow children and young adults the opportunity to explore and create music. Through a broad range of music lessons and activities, students are able to become lifelong learners of music and prepare for life in a changing world.
Music has an important role in society. The K-12 curriculum is designed to develop the skills necessary to promote creativity and an aesthetic response to music as performers and listeners. The North Allegheny Music Department believes that the music education curriculum can provide a diverse musical experience that enhances the understanding of various cultures and promotes opportunities for cross-curricular experiences. As a result, students cultivate skills in language development, reasoning, coordination, engagement, cognitive development, emotional intelligence, personal discipline, self-confidence, and teamwork. Through meaningful musical experiences, students feed their intellectual curiosity and engage in a rigorous pursuit of knowledge to establish a clear understanding of collective intelligence. Students become critical and creative thinkers, collaborators, and communicators, thus becoming contributing members of their school community and productive members of society.