乡村走读学校 students are actively engaged in singing and making music. During the twice-a-week classes in the music room, the children can be heard singing enthusiastically, keeping the beat with their hands, 脚或乐器, learning new ways to use their voices, and developing the confidence to sing and perform in front of a larger group.
初中 students learn to understand, participate in and enjoy the art of music as a lifelong activity. 的y develop skills in memory, 发现, 自我表现, 观察, concentration and risk-taking. All students have general music classes in grades PK-5 as well as instrumental music classes in grades 2-5, beginning with recorder and moving to woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. Grade-level and school-wide concerts and performances throughout the year give students the chance to share their musical talents and become comfortable performing for an audience.
的 中学 music curriculum emphasizes individual growth. 的 study of the creative process and 自我表现 in music fosters self-confidence and develops an appreciation of the historical and cultural aspects of music. All students take music classes every year, choosing either a large ensemble class (管乐团, 合唱, String/Keyboard Ensemble) or General 音乐 class (music appreciation for non-performers). 学生 also have the option to audition for smaller, more advanced ensembles (Jazz Band, 核心合唱团, 选择字符串). Ensembles perform at two school-wide concerts each year, as well as a number of smaller school events.
的 高级学校 offers a wide range of music courses that students may take to fulfill the arts requirement, including large ensembles and small, audition-based集合体. Courses include Concert Choir, 室合唱团, 管乐团, 交响乐团, Jazz Ensemble and String Orchestra. An all-boys a cappella group, 的 Intonations, debuted in 2015. 的se musical groups perform at four school concerts per year as well as other special events such as Homecoming. 合唱, strings and band students may join the annual spring music trips to cities such as New York, Chicago and Toronto to perform, enjoy musical and cultural experiences, and meet professional musicians. Elective courses are also offered in Electronic Sound Studio, 音乐 技术 and 音乐 的ory.