Music

Music education at King School begins in PreK and extends through grade 12. Below is a list of highlighted courses available to the Upper Schoool. For a full list of Music courses and curriculum please refer to the Lower School, Middle School and Upper School Curriculum Guides.

We also invite you to come experiences some of our wonderful performances during the school year. See list below.

2018-2019 Performance List

US/MS Instrumental Concert: December 13, 7:00 p.m.

US/MS Choral Concert: December 20, 7:00 p.m.

LS Winter Concert Grades PreK-5: December 21, 8:45 a.m.

MS/US Performing Arts: El Sistema Residency April 5-8, Concert date TBD.

LS Instrumental Concert: TBD

US/MS Instrumental Concert: May 9, 7:00 p.m.

King Music Festival (Fundraiser for Project Music): May 11, 7:00 p.m.

US/MS Choral Concert: May 16, 7:00 p.m.

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Highlighted Courses

BEGINNING GUITAR

This course is designed for students brand new to the guitar or with minimal knowledge of the instrument. Students are taught all the open chords, beginning with bar chords, basic note reading, major and pentatonic scales. This knowledge is applied to as many pieces of music as possible. Students are required to have their own guitar to use for practice.

Piano Keyboard

This course is designed for students who would like to learn how to play the piano. Students are taught how to read music and learn how the notes translate to the keyboard. Students are required to practice outside of class. Topics covered include rhythm drills, melody phrasing, and playing chords and various styles of music. There is no prerequisite for this course, though enrollment is limited to the number of keyboards the School has available for the semester.

VOCAL ENSEMBLE

This course is designed to provide opportunities for students to work on various styles of music ranging from Madrigals to Musical theater. In this small class setting, students will have opportunities to sing challenging music and receive more individualized attention. Students enrolled in this course must also be enrolled in choir.