Welcome to Pinellas County

Why Teach Music in Pinellas County Schools?
 
Strong Programs
  • Elementary general music offered in all schools
  • Elementary music is staffed consistently and equitably across the district
  • Band programs are offered in all middle and high schools
  • Choral programs are offered in all middle and high schools
  • Nationally recognized band and choral programs
  • Orchestra is growing steadily and offered at select elementary, middle and high schools
  • Guitar programs offered at most high schools and some middle schools throughout the district.
  • Alternative ensembles, steel drums and percussion ensembles offered at many schools
  • Music technology, composition, offered at many schools
  • Highly successful annual all county events.

Collegial Support

  • Collegial Culture with Mentoring Support.
  • Pinellas County Music Educators Association – Supportive, professional organization offering mentoring, help and support for all county events
  • District-wide Professional Learning Community Meetings
  • District-wide trainings

District Support

  • Music programs enjoy tremendous support by district level administration and school board members.
  • District Performing Arts Specialist, Technology Resource Teacher and Staff Developer available to support all music teachers.

Community Support

  • Pinellas Arts for a Complete Education Coalition, Florida Orchestra, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Mahaffey Theatre, Palladium Theatre are all strong partners with Pinellas County Schools  Music Programs
  • Passage of tax referendum that is providing $1.2 million dollars a year to enhance financial support of music programs.    Funding is providing additional instruments, equipment, uniforms, music technology, building orchestra programs, and training

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