Music Performance

Music Education

THE MUSIC PERFORMANCE/EDUCATION PROGRAM is designed for students interested in pursuing music during their post-secondary pursuits. This program allows students to focus on either a vocal or an instrumental track. Students will also take courses including Music History and Music Theory.

STUDENTS IN EACH TRACK have the opportunity to focus on performing at the highest level possible, while simultaneously preparing for post-secondary pursuits in the music and performing arts industry. All students will participate in the appropriate performance ensemble.

Students in the program have access to cutting-edge equipment such as: Music Tech Lab with full Pro Tools rigs (the industry-standard software platform in the recording, film, and video game industries) and New instruments including full concert percussion, tubas, bassoons, contra-bass clarinet, etc.

Required & Recommended Courses


Music Performance/Education

  • Concert Band or Honors Instrumental Ensemble I-III or

  • Concert Chorus or Honors Vocal Ensemble I-III

  • EEP Music History

  • AP/EEP Music Theory


    • Concert Band or Honors Instrumental Ensemble IV or

    • Concert Chorus or Honors Vocal Ensemble IV

    • Music Theory I-IV

    • Piano

    • Guitar

Through longstanding articulations with Rhode Island College’s highly respected Music, Theatre, and Arts Department, a student could graduate with a total of seven to eight college credits, depending upon the pathway chosen.

Credentials & Certifications

Work-Based Learning Requirement

In our increasingly complex global society, CTE students are expected to be prepared to enter the workforce of the future by participating in a continuum of purposeful Work-Based Learning (WBL) activities that align with their CTE Programs. WBL experiences can include an industry project, a school-based enterprise, a service-learning project, or an internship.

WBL connects the CTE Program with the real world of work by providing students with the opportunity to interact with professionals in business and industry while applying what they are learning in the classroom. Through their involvement in WBL activities, students will also develop and demonstrate essential employability skills, such as responsibility, collaboration and communication, that are applicable in all work environments.

National Technical Honor Society (NTHS)

The National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) recognizes outstanding student achievement in Career and Technical Education (CTE) and encourages educational excellence, skill development, and workforce readiness.

Music & Performing Arts Eligibility Criteria:

  • Overall unweighted GPA of 3.0 or greater

  • Program unweighted GPA of 3.5 or greater

  • Enrolled in a CTE Program

  • Be a member of a performing ensemble (choral or instrumental) for four years.

  • Successful completion of AP and EEP course offerings.


  • Special recognition at Graduation

  • NTHS scholarships

  • Other unique member privileges

  • Resume builder

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RI Pathway Endorsement

Seniors enrolled in a CTE Program are encouraged to base their Senior Passion Project on their CTE Program.

Senior Passion Projects based on the student’s CTE Program are required to qualify for the RI Pathway Endorsement Council Designation.

Program Summary at a glance

For more information about this program contact the Career Programs Supervisor at or 401-710-7579.

Click here to view the Music Performance/Music Education Program Flyer.