General Music is required for students in grades 3 through 6. Students develop a foundation in the many and varied qualities of musicianship that will enable them to be successful in all of their musical pursuits. In addition to developing their technical skills and understanding, students learn to take creative risks, to think critically, and to work collaboratively. In exploring music from a wide range of cultures and traditions, students deepen their interest in and sensitivity to the communities of people who created it.
In 7th grade, students choose between one of the four Middle School music ensembles; MS Chorus, MS Handbells, MS String Orchestra, and MS Wind Ensemble. Middle School students can also elect to take Music Composition where they make use of theMusic Technology Lab for hands-on exploration in creating and composing music. Using electronic keyboards and composition software, students arrange, create, and improvise as they explore the art of Music Composition.
Upper School students may choose from a variety of General Music electives including:
- Music Theory
- Music Composition & Arranging with Technology
- Vocal Technique, Auditioning, and Cabaret