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Music Department

Merrick Music Department Mission Statement

Music is a fundamental building-block in the development of our children.  Our social and emotional foundations are formed by our ability to experience, understand and communicate to others in the world around us.  As music is a universal language, it is also part of your child’s whole educational experience through which all components can be uniquely and completely pieced together.  

In aligning with our district’s mission of providing students with opportunities to become lifelong learners, problem solvers and responsible citizens, we feel that music should reach each child – an individual experience for a collaborative benefit.  Our Music Department provides students with opportunities to be creative, expressive, collaborative, independent and empathetic all while developing their technical skills in the musical arts.  Meeting these social, emotional and humanistic goals is paramount in ensuring the integrity of our students’ development and their path to becoming well-rounded members of society.