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Music Program Grades 5-8

Music Program grade 5 to 8_web banner 1200x428.jpgThe Grande Prairie Public School Division recognizes the importance of music education as a part of an innovative academic experience for students. As per Alberta Education Curriculum, all schools in the Division provide Elementary classroom music. 

GPPSD's Music Grades 5-8 is a Program of Choice offering students the opportunity for enhanced music programming.

Music Grades 5-8

Guiding statement: The Program provides students the opportunity to be part of an inclusive and vibrant community where each student is supported through quality programming which inspires curiosity, increases confidence, embraces creativity, and develops a sense of personal achievement. Our music program creates a community rich with diversity and collaboration which encourages lifelong learning.

This Program can help prepare students for success in High School Arts Programming which includes Orchestra, Band and Musical Theatre.

Elements of the Program

  • Participation in a culture of music that embraces curiosity
  • Enhancing school experiences
  • Preparing student to be lifelong learners
  • Exploration of music from different cultures
  • Connecting with professionals
  • Collaborating with community partners
  • Exposure to multiple instruments
  • Providing exposure to and awareness of music-oriented careers

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What Students can Expect

This Program of Choice is best suited for students who demonstrate an interest in music and are willing to participate in a collaborative learning environment. Students can expect the following:

  • Have a music specialist leading instruction
  • Play and create music
  • Will develop/deepen their respect for music
  • Engage in experiences with different sounds and types of music
  • Participate in various musical experiences
  • Learn to take risks and persevere
  • Make connections between music and their lives


GPPSD Schools Offering Music Grades 5-8

Music Grades 5-8 is offered as a Program of Choice at:

  • Aspen Grove School
  • Derek Taylor Public School
  • Ecole Montrose
  • I.V. Macklin Public School
  • Roy Bickell Public School
If your neighbourhood boundary school does not offer this Program, families can apply to be enrolled full time at one of the designated Program of Choice schools. Students can only be enrolled in one school in the Division. 



Families enrolling in the Music Program Grades 5-8 will be responsible for transportation.  

Program Fees

There are no Program of Choices fees for this new opportunity; however, there may be options fees and music instrument rental fees.


See our Music Program Gr 5-8 Registration page HERE

Student Testimonials

What can a Music Program of Choice mean to a student?

" I couldn't imagine when we were taught those first few notes that I would end up on stage at venues like the Winspear Centre or the Jubilee Auditorium.." Read More

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As a student, how can a Music Program of Choice impact your future?

"I believe it makes my brain stronger, because of how many parts of the mind it uses at once - coordination, multitasking, comprehension of deeper meanings, and of course actual musical skills..." Read More