Music

Our school is alive with music. From room to room, the sounds echo through the halls – chapel hymns, accompanied by our Rieger pipe organ, horns in our brass band, and performances by our choruses and instrumental ensemble. The goal of the music program is to foster comprehensive understanding of basic musical concepts, as well as to prepare students for performance. Field trips, performances, special projects, and guest artists enhance the musical education program. The school also offers after-school music study in piano, violin, flute/recorder, guitar, and voice.

 

Often a single experience will open the young soul to music for a whole lifetime. This experience cannot be left to chance; it is the duty of the school to provide it."Zoltán Kodály

Teaching the Kodály Method

At each grade level, it is our goal to instill a love of music and to encourage children to joyfully make music. Our method of teaching is rooted in the Kodály Method, an approach that places emphasis on the ability to:

  • Sing, or play, traditional folk songs from a variety of cultures and heritages
  • Listen to, analyze, and perform the great music of the world
  • Achieve mastery of musical reading and writing
  • Improvise and compose