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 - as well as our Vocal Performance program which allows students to explore singing, songwriting, worship music, and more. While these classes may be more of a challenge, we still place an emphasis on student-centered learning and fun
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.