The music department offers students opportunities for cultural and aesthetic experiences through active participation in music in a variety of ensembles and private study. The department produces and sponsors musical events that enhance the cultural life of the campus, the school community and the Richmond area. Its goal in and out of the classroom is to create a musical community that is rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity.
Imitation, experimentation and personal expression occur naturally as students become confident, lifelong musicians and creative problem solvers. Our approach to teaching is a model for optimal learning in today’s classrooms. Encouraging creativity that extends far beyond the music classroom, our faculty use an approach to building musicianship in every learner through the integration of music, movement, speech and drama.