Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Music & Performing Arts


Though music education is declining in schools across the nation, the classrooms that still utilize it to enhance other subject matter have witnessed its benefits. However, when the opportunity arises to integrate music into everyday lessons teaching core subjects, which genres should be focused on? Since educators would not wish to waste time on music that does not appeal to children’s listening preferences and knowing that weaving music in the educational fabric of the day teaches more effectively and efficiently, their preferred genre must be employed when the chance to integrate music, rare as it is, presents itself. Rock music is a genre that has allured the attention of young people for more than 50 years of its existence. Its prejudices and benefits will be examined as the future of rock music in education is discussed through the methodology of a sample lesson plan. First-hand statistical data from students at an elementary school will be presented along with direct music concept lesson plans, supporting the extra effort required to prepare and perform a curriculum integrating rock music.


Capstone Project (B.A.) Music and Performing Arts Department