Music is offered to all students in grades K through 5. Lessons are taught using a variety of teaching methods to allow the student to experience, participate, and intellectually understand the joys and benefits of music. Special emphasis is placed on understanding talent as a gift from God.
Middle School Choir
Music is offered as an elective course for students in Grades 6 through 8 to emphasize part-singing and ensemble techniques in singing. Special attention is given to the changing nature of the voice at this age. This class will perform in several public concerts throughout the school year.
High School Choir
Music is offered as an elective course for students in Grades 9 through 12. This class teaches more advanced vocal skills and sight singing. These skills will be demonstrated in several public performances throughout the school year, including the annual Spring Fine Arts Tour.
Sounds and Sabres
An elective course is offered for select students in Grades 9 through 12 who wish to explore chamber music and small ensemble techniques. This class is actively involved with school and community programs, as well as competition. Participation is by audition only.
An elective course is offered for select female students in grades 9-12 who wish to explore SSA chamber music and small ensemble techniques. This class is actively involved with school and community programs as well as competition. Participation is by audition only.
An independent-study class is offered for the serious music student to study music theory and history. Requirements include the completion of a theory text, concert attendance, and quarterly research projects. Students must be a junior or senior enrolled in one of the major performing ensembles.
Advanced Placement Music Theory
AP music theory is a college level theory class that develops musicianship skills including dictation and other listening skills, sight singing, and harmony. Through the course, students develop the ability to recognize, understand, and describe basic materials and processes of tonal music that are heard or presented in a musical score. Honors theory and music ensemble participation are prerequisites.