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    Our Music Department Philosophy


    In every culture, music plays an important role in the quality of life. Music education can be a means to instruct in both our culture and those foreign to us. It has many facets: mathematics, science, history, and foreign language. Each of these is enhanced through kinesthetic, visual, and auditory activities. Music Education can be a method by which students can personally enrich their lives through self-expression, problem solving and aesthetic development.


    The goals of our music students are that students will be able to:


    1. Acquire knowledge of both his/her culture and of other cultures foreign to their own.


    1. Constructively evaluate musical works and performances.


    1. Understand the basic structure of music from a theoretical and historical perspective.


    1. Develop their musical ability through rehearsals, lessons, and performances.


    1. Express their feelings by interpreting music.


    1. Learn cooperation and respect by being a part of a performing ensemble. Each member is an important part of the whole, and success is dependent upon each member’s participation.
     
     
     

     

    Music Department Faculty 
     
           
           
     
    Ryan Decker
    Music Content Area Coordinator
    MS/HS Music/Choir
    Director of Dramatics 
    MS Phone: 315-839-6371
    HS Phone: 315-839-6316
    rdecker@svcsd.org 
    Stephanie Carbone
    MS/HS Band/Instrumental Lessons
    MS Music Office: 315-839-6373
    HS Phone: 315-839-6316
    scarbone@svcsd.org
     
     
           
           
     
    Henryk Lotyczewski
    MS Band/Instrumental Lessons
    Jazz Ensemble Director
    MS Music Office: 315-839-6373
    hlotyczewski@svcsd.org