The Academy’s Fine Arts program develops the creative potential in each student, a process which is both intellectual and experiential. A rich, varied experience in the arts is essential to educating the whole child, and the Fine Arts Department offers courses in the visual arts, music, dance, and theater.
Experiencing and creating coherent, rhythmic patterns of tones and movements is a universal human experience and a central part of every Academy child’s education. In the Lower School, children experience music through singing, moving, playing, creating, listening, reading and writing. The program uses many resources but is framed by the Orff-Schulwerk Music for Children program. Later in Middle and Senior School, music literacy becomes important, focusing on melody, harmony, rhythm, tone color, texture and form.
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