The MPS Music Education Program provides support services for all elementary and secondary schools. The primary focus of the various programs, including band, choral music, general music, harp and orchestra is to develop comprehensive musicianship.

The support and encouragement of administrators and the community have been instrumental in helping the music program evolve to a high level of excellence. The real benefactors are the young musicians who bring their talents and skills to their peers, teachers, parents and the entire community.

A special kind of learning takes place in music classes that impacts the intellectual and emotional development of our students. Ultimately, we want each student to become the best person possible. Music education offers a pathway to this educational destination. We truly believe that a grounding in the arts will help the children of Mesa grow wiser and become solid, productive citizens for life.


"Music is calming to me.  It makes me feel like I'm on an ocean sailing, watching the dolphins doing flips.  Also music is like lying down in the sand with it between my toes making castles...Music makes my ears feel like they're on an unknown journey to a special land."

Fifth grade student, Irving Elementary


The Mesa Public Schools Music Education Department Specialist is Scott Burgener.  You can contact Scott at (480) 308-7383 or by e-mail at

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