In this segment from www.artistshousemusic.org – this segment of a music education workshop held in 2008 at Loyola University, New Orleans, presenters Thomas Cabaniss and Nancy Shankman introduce the project blueprint (not a curriculum) they created for guiding the revision of New Yorks public school music program, and why the goals for the project were to provide equitable access to music education for all students, and to provide benchmarks to measure grade-by-grade success, rather than to produce a detailed curriculum that determines how teachers approach the material in the classroom. They also introduce some of the details of the blueprint how to keep teachers in the drivers seat, how to involve cultural contributors, and their project timelines and discuss the need for the blueprint to reflect the common repertoire shared between schools, educators, and their partners in the cultural world.