"Our students will reach for new heights as we continue to challenge them, by exposing them to the power and joy of music. It is the music itself that entices, that inspires, that draws young people into a celebration of life.
The success of our AP Music theory program has been incredible, and students who have gone through the program have been at the top of their classes in university. Our new music facilities will enhance and allow for even better AP and post-secondary preparation in music. As well, the new music room's facilities will allow enhanced preparation for our high school music trip to Cuba next year. This has become a staple of our music experience, and allows for an incredible interchange of musical ideas, culture and bonding.
Music is truly a universal language, and in a school as wonderfully diverse as ours, it is a language that unites us. For many years, I have seen the incredible opportunities for student leadership across all levels. I absolutely believe that this has been key to our music program's success. As we grow and bring more students into the program, one of my goals is to bring more music educators and instrumental specialists into the Newton's Grove Community, enhancing both our instrumental and vocal programs. This will allow something that is very important to me: to have a beginner instrumental program for students enrolling at Newton's Grove School in the intermediate and the high school grades. I wish to make our program accessible to everyone, not just to those students who have been with us since they were Juniors. My vision has always been to imbue a life-long love of music throughout the Newton’s Grove community."