Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
As a universal human expression, the study of music is fundamental to developing a complete understanding of our world and our personal contribution within society. As such, all students will take Music and Arts Appreciation in their sophomore year and may elect to continue their music study by taking elective offerings throughout their Upper School years. Music courses are designed to encourage students’ exploration of musical expression both individually and in community. The courses are sequential and include instruction in vocal or instrumental technique, performing music of various genres and time periods, and studying solfeggio and the fundamentals of music theory. Through the study of music, students learn to find their own voice, the importance of teamwork and participation in their communities, and that they are shapers of culture, not only as potential composers or performers, but in their daily musical choices.