The Iowa Department of Education has posted guidelines for K-8 Music Education aligned to the Iowa Core Curriculum!
Notice that K-8 music was the first fine arts area to complete their work and have it approved by the DOE! A direct link to the document is here.
I’m very excited to have been a part of this writing process. It was an excellent chance to work with some fabulous minds, including Esther D’Agrosa and Linda Murphy, who spearheaded the process, Tom Sletto from Drake who brought in lots of Kodaly experience, and of course my good local colleague Aaron Hansen, who is an amazing Orff Schulwerk teacher. There were many others on our committee as well (listed at the top of the document), and we represented a diverse set of teachers from around the state.