Meriden Public Schools Performing Arts

District Department Overview

The Meriden Public Schools Music Department is comprised of eighteen music teachers servicing students in grades K-12. We have two teachers at each high school, three at each middle school and eight that are distributed throughout our elementary schools. 

All students currently receive the following arts education:

Grades K-3

(All students in Grades K-3 receive General Music)

Weekly General Music for the duration of the school year


 

Grades 4-5

(All students in Grades 4-5 receive General Music)

Optional Instrumental Music including group lessons and band or orchestra rehearsals 

and

Weekly General Music for the duration of the school year


 

Grades 6-8

(All students in Grades 6-8 receive either General, Choral or Instrumental Music)

Instrumental Music including group lessons and band or orchestra rehearsals

or

Choral Music including group lessons and choral rehearsals

or

Weekly Applied or General Music including basic instruction on guitar and/or keyboard

 and

Auditioned Groups: Select Choral Groups - see schools for details


 

Grades 9-12

(Music at the High School level is elective-based. However, there is a one-credit arts requirement for graduation)

Options:

Instrumental Music including daily band rehearsals (Concert Band & Marching Band)

Choral Music including daily choral rehearsals

Auditioned Groups: Select Choral Groups, Jazz Ensemble

Piano Courses

Guitar Courses

Music Theory and Music Theory AP

Music Technology (Maloney Only)

Music & Theater

*Morning Chorus - Choral class offered before school