AEES uses the Music Connection and Music Play curriculum as well as many supplemental materials. Our assessments and report cards are based on the Colorado State Music Standards. The state standards are:
1. Expression of Music. The expression of music includes performing with the skills gained in the study of music.
2. Creation of Music. Creating music involves composition, improvisation and arranging of music.
3. Theory of Music. The theory of music is the understanding of the language, conventions, mechanics, and structure of organized sound.
4. Aesthetic Valuation of Music. The value of music focuses on the knowledge needed to make an informed evaluation and to provide a well-thought-out critique about a musical piece.