Music is powerful. It has an ability to forge relationships between unlikely people, to unify a group of diverse individuals behind the common goal of musical expression and artistry, to create a special bond between performers, conductor, and audience, and to allow the performer to express his or her own heart in a powerful way.
In our program, we teach students how to be thinkers, doers, dreamers, performers, and creators via music and engaged, hands-on learning. We develop scientists, scholars and leaders who know how to create with both the mind and the heart.
In the Lower School, we offer a “co-curricular” program in music. Students get to explore and make joyful noise together with percussion and singing, as well as performing for an audience several times a year.
The Music program broadens in the Middle School as students try out different instrumental performance ensembles - Band and Orchestra. While these classes may be more of a challenge, we still place an emphasis on student-centered learning and fun, and even offer musical exploratory electives in 7th and 8th grade.
In the Upper School, students can commit to joining the most advanced ensembles at Mount Pisgah, where they are led to a higher level of creative achievement in multiple performances throughout the year. Additionally, there are alternate electives available for students interested in other areas of music.
High-achieving students committed to the Mount Pisgah Music program may apply to join the Tri-M Music Honor Society.