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Columbus, OH 43215
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Unified Arts Announcements
Unified Arts would like to congratulate Bruce Carlson for being recognized as the Columbus Symphony Orchestra's 2017 Music Educator of the Year for Secondary Education. Established in 1997, the Columbus Symphony's Music Educator Awards recognize those individuals who instill and inspire a love of music the children and adults of Central Ohio. The purpose of these annual awards is to promote a greater understanding of and appreciation for music education, as well as to honor those individuals who are making a real difference in our community through their dedication to music education. Mr. Carlson has worked as a Music Educator for 25 years, serving in Columbus City Schools for 18 where he has taught at Dominion Middle School, Columbus Spanish Immersion Academy, Northland High School and several elementary schools. Bruce will receive his award at a dinner on April 22, 2017. We want to congratulate Bruce for his outstanding contributions to Music Education in Columbus City Schools.
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Questions can be directed to:

Betty J. Hill, Supervisor, Unified Arts K-12

Ft. Hayes Phone: (614) 365-6681, ext. 1404
Fax: (614) 365-5620
E-mail: bhill1228@columbus.k12.oh.us
Ross Shirley, Unified Arts Coordinator K-12
Phone: (614) 365-2283 ext. 124
Fax: (614) 365-2287
E-mail: mshirley@columbus.k12.oh.us
Don Cain II, Ph.D, Coordinator, Health, Physical Education and Dance K-12
Phone: (614) 365-6681, ext 2250
Fax: (614) 365-5620
E-mail: dcain7245@columbus.k12.oh.us
Phone: (614) 365-5024
Fax: (614) 365-4001
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Students experience and understand the value of the arts as a contributing citizen of a diverse society.
They make meaningful connections to concepts and topics studied in other content areas.
Students demonstrate proficiency meeting the objectives of the Ohio Academic Content Standards in the Arts by successfully completing Unified Arts courses in the following subject areas:
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Instrumental Music
  • Vocal Music
  • Visual Art
  • Health
  • Physical Education
Columbus City Schools considers these subject areas to be essential to the basic education of all students. On these pages you can find information, curriculum and resources on the Unified Arts Programs in Columbus City Schools.
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