Education Standards

Music Standards and Related Information

National Standards for the Arts

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) provides this online resource on the National Standards for Music Education.

Ohio Academic Content Standards

Most states have their own academic content standards for music curricula. Since Ohio is the home base of Classics for Kids, standards published by The State Board of Education of Ohio are linked here and in lesson plans. They also have Guidelines for Effective School Library Media Programs. 

Theory of Multiple Intelligences

Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences identifies music as a separate intelligence. The ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation in Washington DC provides this overview of Gardner’s theory, his definition of intelligence, applications of the theory in the classroom and its role in assessment.

Musical Instruments