Department of Defense Education Activity

Music Program


The Music Program standards, goals, and learning outcomes of the music program are aligned with the 2014 National Core Art Standards.

The standards are organized by discipline (Music, Theatre and Visual Arts) around four artistic processes:

  1. Creating: Conceiving and developing new artistic ideas and work.
  2. Performing/Presenting/Producing:
    • Performing (dance, music, theatre): Realizing artistic ideas and work through interpretation and presentation
    • Presenting (visual arts): Interpreting and sharing artistic work
    • Producing (media arts): Realizing and presenting artistic ideas and work
  3. Responding: Understanding and evaluating how the arts convey meaning.
  4. Connecting: Relating artistic ideas and work with personal meaning and external context.

As DoDEA students create and present their art, they learn that the arts are part of basic human communication and connect how to use the arts to respond to the world around them. Students learn to articulate specific meaning through their choices in the use of various arts elements, as they apply the principles of design. The four Artistic Processes are further defined by 11 Anchor Standards; and each Anchor Standard has numerous Performance Standards.

Contact Information

DoDEA Music Coordinator
4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria VA 22350-1400
Phone: 571-372-6027