Learning music is a lifelong process and music literacy enhances the ability to learn. Studying music promotes the investigation of old and new ideas, critical thinking and aesthetic awareness, as well as alternative ways of knowing and understanding. The study of music prepares people to make informed choices about works of music that in turn contribute to richer, more meaningful lives.Music reinforces all other curricula by connecting concepts and processes to everyday life. Music fosters an environment of acceptance and understanding of cultural diversity. Excellence in music grows from a shared commitment by students, teachers, parents, administration and the community.