Welcome to the Greenway Vocal Music Department

Philosophy of Music Education

Music Education is crucial to every student’s personal success as we move forward in the 21st Century. In preparing to enter today’s ever-changing world, students are asked to demonstrate skills in communication, technology and teamwork. Music Education is a tremendous vehicle to develop these highly desired skills. Music is a rich and fundamental subject that uses a common language to reach across boundaries to bring cultures together and creates a global understanding. Music allows students to explore the vast expanse of feeling and emotion beyond the limitations of words. These experiences inspire them to become lifelong learners who appreciate and value music and understand themselves as well as the world around them on a deeper and more complete level.

A Note From The Director:

Welcome to the Greenway Vocal Music Department. I believe that our music program will offer you many different benefits as an individual student such as;

- an opportunity to demonstrate and build musical ability

- to develop leadership skills

- to meet and make new friends

- to participate in musical field trips

- to perform as a representative of our school

- an opportunity to discover the unique thrill of performance

As your teacher I expect you to pursue excellence in all that you do. We can be as outstanding as we want to be; it all depends on you as an individual. Superior music groups are a result of many hours of hard work as well as a strong dedication and commitment from each member. Music is an important and rewarding part of my life and I hope to convey my love and desire of it to you.

Thank you,

Mr. Thurm

Office Phone # (218) 245-1287