All students in the Decorah Community School District experience music as a significant and sequential curricular subject. General, vocal, and instrumental music provide experiences that are meaningful, enjoyable, integrated, and enhance all learning. The music program provides a basis for lifelong involvement and appreciation of the arts. Participation in the music program develops habits of the mind, including creative thinking, critical thinking, and self-regulation.

Standards and Benchmarks

Music Courses

General Music

  • K-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-8

Instrumental Music

  • Band 5-12
  • Orchestra 5-12

Vocal Music

  • Chorus 5-8
  • 9th Grade Chorus
  • Viking Chorus 10-12
  • Concert Choir 11-12

Song Writing Exploratory 8

A.P. Music Theory 10-12


High School Instructors