Lincoln Public Schools offers a comprehensive and sequential K-12 music curriculum. This curriculum provides experiences through continuous and systematic instruction in areas of music congruent with the music framework outlined in the National Core Arts Standards and the Nebraska State Fine Arts Standards. Music instruction begins in all elementary schools with general music, string instruction beginning in 4th grade, band instrument instruction beginning in 5th grade followed by secondary general music, performance ensemble classes in both middle and high schools. High school music curriculums also include class guitar instruction, music technology and music theory.
The mission of music education in Lincoln Public Schools is to enrich the lives of all students through the experiences of creating, performing, and responding to music.
The comprehensive, sequential study of music in Lincoln Public Schools will be taught by highly qualified music educators in order to:
Life long learners in music.
Performers of music.
Consumers of music.
Listeners and critical thinkers of music.
Innovators in music.
The discovery of intrinsic and aesthetic values of music.
An enjoyment of music.
Ways to recognize, celebrate, and preserve diverse cultural heritages and backgrounds.
Guiding values supporting vision of music education in Lincoln Public Schools:
1st Period- 8th Grade Music
2nd Period- Plan Period
3rd Period- 8th Grade Music
4th Period- 7th Grade Music
5th Period- 6th Grade Music
6th Period- 6th Grade Music
I am from Lincoln, NE and attend Lincoln Public Schools as a student myself. I graduated from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in December of 2015. After I graduated, I began my teaching career in Kansas City Public Schools where I taught Band at the High School Level for two years. After a while, my wife and I decided it was time to move back home which led me to my job with LPS.
I graduated from the University of Nebraska with my Bachelor's degree in Music Education (K-12).
I student taught at Lincoln High School where I taught Marching Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Music Technology.
I taught Beginning, Concert, and Jazz Band in Kansas City between two different High Schools (Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts and Northeast High School.
This is my first year with LPS and I have really enjoyed teaching at Nuernberger this year.