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This study examines American approaches to the integration of music with various arts disciplines in elementary education. Insights are obtained through analysis of the USA "National Standards for Arts Education" issued in 1994 and the textbook series "Silver Burdett Making Music", which was produced according to the "National Standards for Arts Education", published in 2002. The results reveal that both the National Standards and Making Music series make use of the four fields of discipline-based art education, that is art production, art history, art criticism, and aesthetics, to integrate the framework of the arts disciplines, and use common points of the arts to integrate music with other media. These research findings may contribute to the design of integrated arts courses in Taiwan and Japan.