Welcome to the Cumberland Valley Music Department!
The mission of the Cumberland Valley Music Department is to encourage knowledge and appreciation of music, which engages the minds and enriches the lives of all students. Through active participation in a variety of musical experiences, students are encouraged to strive for musical excellence and to become life-long participants, intelligent consumers and active patrons and advocates for the arts.
FROM THE DEPARTMENT LEADER:
Cumberland Valley is very proud of its strong music education program and dynamic performing ensembles. Musicians at every academic level are very active throughout the year in their classrooms, on the stage, and throughout the community. We encourage you to check this web site periodically to learn more about our curricula, concerts, musical activities and accomplishments of our students.
BEST COMMUNITIES FOR MUSIC EDUCATION:
Cumberland Valley School District has been named one of the BEST COMMUNITIES FOR MUSIC EDUCATION by the NAMM Foundation for the sixth consecutive year!
“It is music education that is terribly important, extremely important -- because when you are a child, you are in a receptive age ... In public schools that's where they must have the best influence, the first influence, which will stay with them through their whole life.”
Eugene Ormandy, Former conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra
National Association for Music Education, NAfME
National Standards for Music Education
Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, PMEA
National Association of Music Merchants, NAMM