Shanti Kantha-Murray, Supervisor
(908)754-4620 Ext. 8232
Andy Veiss, Music Dept Team Leader
(908) 754-4620 Ext. 8677
The goal of the music department is to develop an understanding and appreciation of the various types, styles, and forms of music across cultures and time periods. Music participation emphasizes the ability to work with others as a member of a team, learn the importance of cooperation and collaboration, acceptance of leadership and of differences, and the need for self-discipline. Students are made aware of the possibilities music offers as a career and demonstrate knowledge of music in a historical context as well as an understanding of the structural elements of music. Students participating in ensembles will understand these skills through performance.