Best Community in Music EducationThe town of Belmont has long considered music to be a core academic content area, and has a long tradition of support for music and arts education. As a result of this ongoing support, the Belmont Public Schools are nationally recognized for its excellence in music education, and has been identified by the American Music Conference and the National Association of Music Merchants as one of the 100 Best Communities in America for Music Education. 

The BPS Music Department offers a comprehensive program that includes instruction in general, instrumental, and choral music led by highly qualified teachers who are leaders on the local and state levels of music education. The Belmont community maintains a strong tradition of supporting the arts as a core subject in the public school curriculum. 

Our music curriculum focuses on skills related to music literacy, which we define as the ability to perform and create music, to perceive and understand music, and to comprehend the powerful connections between music and the world around us. We articulate this paradigm for comprehensive music education through a sequential curriculum with clearly defined skills, concepts and understandings. Our curriculum is grounded in the Massachusetts Arts Curriculum Framework and the National Standards for Arts Education. 

BMC Belmont Schools Performing Arts Recordings