Music, Strings, Orchestra & Band
Meaningful Study & Joyful Music-Making
We consider music the art of thinking with sound and as vital a subject as mathematics.
Music faculty at Black Pine Circle are all conservatory-level musicians dedicated to their own music making in folk, jazz/funk, baroque, classical, and musical theater. Our repertoire is culturally diverse and is often linked to subjects that the students are studying in their classrooms.
We offer a music education that employs a range of teaching methods including those drawn from Kodály and Orff pedagogies.
|Kindergarten - Grade 3||Find the joy in making music together|
|Grades 4 & 5||Build a strong foundation in musical concepts|
|Grade 6 - 8||Bring forth the music that lives in every student|
All students develop rhythm and coordination through singing games, chants, body movement, and percussion. All classes (K-8) perform choral repertoire for school music events including Generations Day, the Winter Concerts, and the Spring Concert.
Over the course of a K-8 education at Black Pine Circle, every child experiences many instruments in a thoughtful progression: voice, Orff percussion instruments, violin or cello, xylophone and recorder, piano, ukulele, and guitar.
Many students join one of the extra-curricular musical ensembles, which meet before or after the school day.