The Westlake High School Instrumental Music Department Philosophy:
Music Education is the education of human feeling through the development of 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 and end, which includes:
the augmentation of 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.
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Students who have participated in the music program should demonstrate a knowledge of music as a creative art form in a historical and cultural context; an understanding of the structural elements of music, and relevant eye, ear and hand-oriented musical skills.
It is the intent of the Instrumental Music Department to help students develop their aesthetic potential, to give them an understanding of their own culture and the cultures of others, and to provide a unique vehicle for achieving excellence either alone or in cooperation with others. While some students will discover talents leading to careers in music, many will find that music has the potential to enrich their lives either through performance, study or appreciation.
Westlake High School
100 North Lakeview Canyon Road
Westlake Village, CA 91362
The music department is under the direction of:
Brian R. Peter
Director, Instrumental Music
Department Chair, Performing Arts
Thank You to our Corporate Sponsors:
* AVERY DENNISON * LINE 6 * SUNRISE ROTARY FOUNDATION *
* SIGI & PAM of PRUDENTIAL CALIFORNIA REALTY *
* AFFIRMATIVE ESCROW *