Music

Music touches the mind, body and spirit: a compelling, meaningful and powerful force in our lives. The serious study of music is vital to the appreciation and understanding of our culture and the cultures of the world. Through listening, performing and composing we create opportunities for our students to have a deeper understanding of music. The music curriculum is based upon learning by experience. This is true from elementary school classes through high school.

The primary goals of the music program are to develop basic music literacy in all of our students and to ensure that our students have a basic knowledge of music history and literature. The music curriculum is organized as an inverted pyramid. As beginning musicians, students learn general skills and concepts. As they develop, they may explore their own creative musical impulse through instrumental music or choir.


Music is the universal language of mankind.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow



Music Teacher

Mrs. Alyson Balascik
General Music
(717) 597-3226 ext. 30165
abalascik@gcasd.org

Mrs. Amanda Bietsch
Instrumental
(717) 597-3226 ext. 30186
abietsch@gcasd.org