Through the use of our voices, bodies, instruments, and energy we give God the glory for His creation, and we praise Him for His plan for our lives. We lift our voices in praise, move our bodies and use our instruments in worship, and use our energy to encourage. We study the organization and structure that God has created in the world and how that shapes our music.
Middle School Chorus is required for 6th grade, but an elective for 7th and 8th. This class emphasizes learning basic singing techniques and performance. Students learn a variety of song styles that integrate singing styles and theory that they have learned each semester. The semesters are concluded with a formal evening performance. Students also have the opportunity to participate in solo and/or duet opportunities, if they desire.
The Concert Choir in high school is a year-long elective class. The students work together to learn music for performance in school and in the community. In addition to the classroom preparation for seasonal concerts, the Concert Choir students are encouraged to participate in the Academy’s drama production each year. Every other year the choir takes a choir tour with multiple performances and sometimes music festival participation.