|| Music is an integral part of the
human condition, and it is essential to the well-rounded education of
all children. The ability to create, perform, and respond to music
emotionally and intellectually has an important humanizing influence.
Musical knowledge and performance increase critical thinking skills,
concentration, creativity, self-discipline, self-expression, and self
esteem which are vital to all learning. The skills, knowledge, and
habits acquired through the study of music literature enrich students'
lives. Through these experiences, students build positive personal
relationships with others, preparing them to live and work in a
culturally diverse society.