The goal of Lower School music is to inspire children to become confident, life-long musicians, and creative problem solvers. Children in Lower School use their entire brains in music classes as they build musicianship through singing, playing instruments, speech, and movement. Performing opportunities in concerts, choirs, and plays teach sensitivity to the total group and awareness of the role of each individual within it.
The Middle school instrumental music program consists of progressive courses that help shape students’ love of learning a string instrument. Students learn to demonstrate the proper techniques in order to produce a beautiful tone. Students learn how to read music, subdivide rhythm, and incorporate theoretical concepts as they relate to the instruments. Students will all have an opportunity to perform at the end of every quarter or semester.
The Upper School instrumental program consists of Strings Ensemble, Contemporary Music Ensemble, and independent studies. The Strings program is designed for students that have previous experience in their instruments. Students have the opportunity to play in a string orchestra, where music is geared toward enthusiastic musicians. The Contemporary Music Ensemble is a performance-based group that enjoys covering pop, rock, and other genres of music. The Strings Ensemble and Contemporary Music Ensemble often collaborate for performances throughout the year.
Our LCS Singers, comprised this quarter of Middle and Upper School students and some of our alumni, offer some uplifting words to finish off our year. While we originally intended to present these works live to our community, the process of recording for a virtual choir has been exciting and fun.