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Music Education

Music Education is an integral part of Jeffco's core curriculum and provides students with unique experiences and skills essential for success in the 21st century workforce. Students are provided instruction in all aspects of music: singing, playing, moving, reading, listening, analyzing, creating, and performing.

All Jeffco students participate in general music classes beginning in first grade. In fifth grade, students may also take instrumental music classes which offers them the opportunity to learn how to play a wind, brass, percussion or string instrument. In middle school, music education options include classes in band, orchestra, and choral music. Music electives at the high school level include a wide variety of both instrumental and choral offerings. Jeffco students excel in music at a very high level and regularly win regional, state, and national awards for their performances.

Research reveals strong correlations between a quality music education program and academic achievement. The study of music develops essential skills in critical thinking, creative problem solving, effective communication, and team work. Participation in music supports our District's Mission: To provide a quality education that prepares all children for a successful future.

Participation in a Jeffco All County Honor Group

Jeffco Public Schools offers the opportunity for those students already participating in their school’s choir, band or orchestra at the middle school and high school levels to audition for a Jeffco All County Honor group. Auditions are held late 1st semester and the concerts are in January. Any student in a Jeffco neighborhood, option or charter school participating in their school’s choir, band or orchestra can audition for the chance to perform in the same type of group they have as a class. Please see your teacher for details.

Home school students must be enrolled in a Jeffco school music program to be eligible. Please see the Eligibility Statement for more details.

Private school students who reside in Jeffco can audition for an honor group as long as they belong to their school’s parallel musical organization and the school agrees to Jeffco’s supervision policy (please see the Eligibility Statement for more details). In addition, the student must have the signed Private School Release Form with them in order to participate in auditions.

Please contact Amy Woodley, Music Coordinator, if you have questions.


Amy Woodley
Music Curriculum Coordinator

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