Welcome to Music CPR

MusicCPR is a free platform that facilitates music teachers' collection of individual student achievement data that aligns with ensemble repertoire and artistic processes (create, perform, respond, connect) described in National Standards for Arts Education.


  • Free
  • Web App
  • Connect with the repertoire
  • Perform Activities for pieces assigned by your teacher
  • Compose countermelodies
  • Reflect on your experiences


  • Free
  • Standards-aligned
  • Web-based
  • Assign activities
  • Grade students' work
    • give individual performance feedback
    • export for use in other tools

Standards-Based Music Education

Teachers who provide their students with a standards-based music education facilitate opportunities for every student to develop skill and knowledge related to creating original music, performing their own and others’ music, responding to music, and connecting in, around, and through music. While MusicCPR is framed through these four artistic processes as conceptualized in National Standards for Arts Education, most states have comparable policy documents that outline what should be part of students’ P-12 music education experiences. MusicCPR is intended to bridge the gap between these policies and common practice by providing a free, research-based resource for any music teacher who wishes to provide their students opportunities to create, perform, respond, and connect through activities grounded in large ensemble repertoire.

Individual Student Assessment Tools

facilitate music educators' in collecting data on each individual student's achievement relative to four artistic processes (create, perform, respond, connect), and to track and share their growth over time.

Valid And Reliable Assessment Rubrics

provide students, teachers, parents, and other stakeholders with valuable information about each student’s progress.

Perform Prompts

encourage every student in the ensemble &emdash; regardless of the instrument they play &emdash; to learn important musical elements such as melodies and bass lines. Students will not be restricted to graduating high school music only having learned twelve 3rd clarinet parts; they will be able to play recognizable melodies and develop understanding of the bass lines and harmonies that underpin those themes.

Create Prompts

facilitate students creating their own original music in the context of ensemble repertoire they are learning to perform. Do you tell your administrators, parents, and other stakeholders that music is creative? Then consider using MusicCPR to help your students do something creative in music class!

Respond And Connect Prompts

offer opportunities for students to evaluate their own performances, connect their experiences with those of the composer or larger cultural and historical contexts, and reinforce valuable literacy skills through organizing and sharing their reflections.