Opening Minds through the Arts
OMA (Opening Minds through the Arts) is an arts-integrated program to support student achievement in reading, writing, math and social studies. An arts-infused curriculum has been developed for each grade level which is currently linked to State Standards in these subject areas. Community artists (instrumentalists, opera singers, dancers) work in collaboration with classroom teachers and OMA Arts Integration Specialists to design and execute lessons which support and extend learning through arts integration.
Inspired by exciting, ongoing research into connections between brain development and music, Miller Elementary is part of a national movement to integrate arts education with core curriculum.