Our music programs at Star Middle School strongly believe that music is an essential part of a complete education. It engages students in individual and group activity; develops problem-solving skills, critical thinking, evaluative skills, and creativity. Music integrates understanding from multiple disciplines and leads to an improved self-concept, an extensive cultural awareness, and a development of life-long skills. Music develops the total person and evokes the very essence of humanity. Through performance-based music instruction, students discover and develop their potential through varied, sequential musical experiences in listening, performing, and creating.