Annette Espana — (1)
Carol Holyoke — (3)
Tess Roney – (8)
Representative- Member at Large
Nika Aldrich — (7)
Meg Goldstein — (8)
Mission of SMS (from SLT bylaws)
The mission of the Special Music School is to provide child-centered schooling to musically gifted students through a combination of highly structured instrumental training and a standards-based academic program. The school prepares musically gifted children for professional music careers while recognizing that not every student will choose such a career. The underlying philosophy informing the structure and operation of the school is the belief that the music education for gifted students requires 1) extensive opportunities to work with an outstanding instrumental faculty on a one-to-one basis; 2) a structured, sequential music curriculum; 3) opportunities to perform before audiences and 4) a program of close interaction between academic and music studies. Our goal is to see each child reach his or her maximum academic and music potential. Our vision is that all Special Music School students will become life-long learners and critical thinkers in the context of a caring, respectful and safe learning environment.