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Music

Our music curriculum feeds children’s natural love of music and encourages students to express themselves. Children progress from unison singing to rounds and four-part harmony. Upper School students have chorus once a week and choose an additional music class as a required elective for seventh and eighth graders. 
 
Communal singing is integral to our school assemblies! We celebrate the Autumn harvest and Indigenous people, the festivals of light surrounding Winter Solstice, the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., Black Lives Matter in Schools Week of Action, and the end of the school year. The selections represent a variety of cultures and musical styles. Folk, classical, Nueva Canción, spirituals, and contemporary songs are programmed alongside freedom songs that embody the school’s history and spirit.
 
In the 5th and 6th grades, students will continue to learn about using their voices to create music together. Choristers will engage their musical skills by learning rounds, call-and-response songs, and pieces in harmony. Music selections will be taken from a wide variety of cultures and musical traditions. Upper School chorus will lead community singing in the seasonal assemblies, culminating in an end-of-year spring concert.
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