Part of the Heritage
As a church-related school, music has always been central to our heritage and curriculum and is something the Academy continues to foster at all grade levels. Students are exposed to a wide variety of instruments, learn to sing songs from around the world, and study music history as it ties into the curriculum being taught in other departments.
Moravian Academy’s theme-based learning in the Lower and Middle schools allows students to study the same topic across many departments in order to gain a deeper understanding. For example, when the second-grade studies the country of Japan, not only do they learn about Japanese history and culture, but they also practice Taiko drumming and learn to sing and play “Hotaru Koi” on xylophones.
Moravian Academy’s commitment to our music program remains stronger than ever and has resulted in a student body that’s highly engaged in their pursuit and appreciation of the musical arts. Instruction begins in the 3-year-old Primer program and as students get older, music is then built into the class schedule, which provides more opportunities to play with peers, promote teamwork and reinforce positive collaboration. While music-related classes become an elective in middle school, more than 80 percent of students continue to participate in a music or performance group of some kind in Middle and Upper School.