Music Department Handbook 2020 - 2021

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Orchestra Course Expectations 2020 - 2021 

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Concert Etiquette 2020 - 2021















Dear Parents and Music Students,

Welcome to the Las Vegas Academy of International Studies, Performing and Visual Arts/ The music department has the respect and admiration of our community and music educators from across the country. As directors, we realize our continued success and growth is dependent upon the active involvement of our students and parents. This handbook is provided to increase your awareness of the various aspects of our music department. We encourage you to become familiar with its contents as it will help insure your student’s success in our program. Please sign and return the agreement forms at the back of the handbook.

The Music Department is dedicated to providing students of exceptional motivation the opportunity to achieve their maximum artistic potential through daily participation in the most comprehensive music curriculum offered by the Clark County School District.

Our motto for the Music Department, “Commanding the Lead One Note at a Time,” has special meaning to our students and faculty. LVA has a rich history of musical accomplishments, including awards and recognition on a national level. Our students must realize, however, that leadership goes well beyond talents exhibited in their areas of musical expression. Being a leader and demonstrating a professional attitude includes humility, character, and developing a professional work ethic.

TO THE STUDENT - The high level of musicianship at the Academy is due in part to the inner drive of our students to do their absolute best at all times. Each student should be prepared to make a personal commitment to daily practice. It is important to remember music is more enjoyable when each student contributes with diligence, cooperation, and hard work.

TO THE PARENT - It is a privilege to work with your students. Through your support and cooperation, students will continue to achieve high degrees of success. Participation of music builds self-expression, confidence, creativity and self-esteem.

We are confident you will find your student’s musical accomplishments a continued source of pride and satisfaction. We encourage you to attend all of your child’s concerts and activities. Please feel free to call if you have any questions. Band 799-1639. Orchestra 799-7800 ext 4085. Choir 799-7849. Jazz Band 799-7868. Guitar 799-7800 ext 5127. Messages for piano and Mariachi teachers may be left at the main office. 799-7800


Las Vegas Academy Music Department Chair