Music Education is crucial to personal success as we move forward in the 21st Century. In preparing to enter today’s ever- changing workplace, students are asked to demonstrate skills in communication, technology and teamwork. Music Education is a tremendous vehicle to develop these highly- desired skills. Music is a rich and fundamental subject with a compelling history and vibrant culture. Music is a common language that reaches across boundaries to bring cultures together and creates a global understanding. Music allows high school students to explore the vast expanse of feeling and emotion beyond the limitations of words. These experiences inspire them to become lifelong learners who appreciate and value music. Music courses meet the electives credit requirements for graduation.