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Barry Flowe
   Curriculum Specialist
   Performing Arts
   804.365.4563
   bflowe@hcps.us

Performing Arts Curriculum Philosophy

We believe…

  • Performing arts is essential for all students;

  • Performing arts education is a sequential process integrated with other fields of study;

  • Music and theater exist as a universal language of communication reflecting society;

  • Performing arts education teaches history, math, science, cultures, and aesthetics;

  • Performing arts education allow for the manipulation of the expressive qualities of their unique art forms;

  • Performing arts education can and should promote the understanding and use of an artistic vocabulary for the purpose of evaluating both student and professional performances;

  • Performing arts education should be provided in a safe and positive learning environment;

  • Performing arts education provides opportunities to increase a positive self-concept; and

  • Everyone can learn successfully in a differentiated atmosphere.