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Division Re-entry Strategy

Read our COVID-19 Division Re-entry Strategy for information about how we’re welcoming students and staff back into schools this September.We’re preparing to welcome students and staff back into schools this September.



Music education is the education of human feeling through the development of a responsiveness to the aesthetic qualities of sound. Performance classes provide intimate contact with these expressive qualities. In this context, performance is not an end in itself, but a means to an end, which includes the following:

  • the knowledge and understanding of the structural elements of music, and of music as a creative art form;
  • the cultivation of habits, attitudes, and appreciations;
  • the development of each student’s aesthetic potential, sensitivity and responsiveness to that which is beautiful in music.

The goals of the Strathcona Music Department are to graduate students who:

  • Make music alone and with others;
  • Improvise and create music;
  • Use the vocabulary and notation of music;
  • Respond to music aesthetically, intellectually and emotionally;
  • Acquaint themselves with a wide variety of music, including diverse musical styles and genres;
  • Understand the role music has played and continues to play in the lives of human beings;
  • Make aesthetic judgments based upon critical listening and analysis;
  • Support the musical life of the community and encourage others to do so;
  • Continue their musical learning independently