Assessment Name Time of Administering Grade Levels Purpose End-of-Year Once at the end of the year 5, 8, high school Evaluate the effectiveness of the curriculum and student achievement in the arts.
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PA Academic Standards for Arts and Humanities National Core Arts Standards Dance Media Arts Theatre Arts Visual Arts Music General Composition Theory Music Technology Guitar, Keyboard, Harmonizing Instruments Ensemble
The Arts Advisory committee is comprised of arts organizations and individuals committed to enhancing arts education in Pittsburgh Public Schools. The committee meets under the direction of the district’s Senior Program Officer of Arts Education. The members are:
Bonita Allen- President, Pennsylvania PTA Nina Barbuto- Director, Assemble Ken Branson- Visual Arts Educator, PPS Faison K-5 Dr. Kymberly Cruz- Senior Program Officer of Arts Education, PPS Michele de la Reza- Attack Theatre, Managing Artistic Director Mark Despotakis- Director of Market Development at Progressive Music and Music Advocate Dr. Marilyn Egan‐ Director of Education, Pittsburgh Opera Tracy Edmunds- Vice President, Arts Education, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Mac Howison- Program Officer, Creative Learning, Heinz Endowments Hattie Lehman- Associate Curator of Education, Carnegie Museum of Art Susan Loskoch- Visual Arts Education, PPS Carrick High School Lindsey Nova- Executive Director, Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestra (TRYPO) Dr. Natalie Ozeas- Emeritus Professor of Music Education, Carnegie Mellon University School of Music Melissa Pearlman- Principal, Pittsburgh CAPA 6‐12 Suzanne Perrino- Senior VP of Education and Strategic Implementation, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Aubrey Ploesch- Performing Arts Coordinator, PPS Rene' Polanco- Dance Educator, PPS CAPA 6-12 Aisha Robinson- Principal, Pittsburgh Manchester K-8 Yael Silk- Director, Arts Education Collaborative Joe Stamerra- Music Educator, PPS Allegheny K‐5 D'Ann Swanson- Program Officer, The Grable Foundation Nina Unitas- Visual Arts + Design Coordinator, PPS
A collection of materials that can expected for each grade level and content area.
|K-5||Spotlight on Music (McGraw-Hill)||Explorations in Art (Davis)|
|6-8||Share the Music
Music! Its Role and Importance in Our Lives (McGraw-Hill)
|Explorations in Art (Davis)
6: A Personal Journey
7: A Community Connection
8: A Global Pursuit
Essential Elements Series (Hal Leonard)
Band Levels 1-4
Choir Levels 1-4
Strings Levels 1-4
|Exploring Visual Design (Davis)
The Visual Experience (Davis)
Discovering Art History (Davis)
Studio Series (Davis) Communicating through Graphic Design, Complete Metalsmith, Experience Clay, Experience Painting, Focus on Photography, Experience Printmaking, Discovering Drawing, Beginning Sculpture.
|Advanced Placement||Gardner’s Art Through the Ages (Cengage)|
If you have specific questions about your student's materials, please contact your child's school or teacher.
Neighborhood Training Choir Program: Grades 1-3
High School Musical Theater Songwriting Competition
Steeltown Teen Film Contest
Curriculum Department Contact Information
Dr. Kymberly Cruz, Senior Program Officer, Arts Education
Aubrey Ploesch, Coordinator, Performing Arts
Christina Unitas, Coordinator, Visual Arts and Design