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Fine Arts Curriculum-MS

In the arts, children experience things that cannot be expressed in any other way. Students become responsible learners, make positive contributions as part of a team and value creative expression.

 

Performance Comes Naturally

Whether they sing or play in the band or orchestra, middle school students perform for their parents and peers at least three times a year.

Passion Under the Spotlight

Singing, dancing, laughing and crying on cue—our middle school drama showcases have everything you could want from these young drama bugs.

Talent on Display

Twice a year our hallways and public spaces are packed full of impressive works of art created by precocious middle school artists.

Music

Musical foundations learned in Elementary School continue to be enhanced and reinforced during the Middle School years. At Concordia, students in Grades 5-8 are required to enroll in band, choir, or strings. Here, they expand their knowledge of musical notation, rhythmic/melodic reading, and elements of performance in their ensembles. Students will continue to develop and focus their individual music skills while coming together to create enriching music performances throughout the school year.

Theatre

Grade 5 and 6 students are required to take a theatre exploration course, as well as participate in the Grade 5-6 Drama Showcase. For those students who take a further interest in theatre, Grade 7 and 8 students are offered theatre electives and can audition for a part in the annual Grade 7-8 play.

Visual Arts

Students in Grades 5 and 6 are required to take an exploratory course in visual arts. They look at specific genres of art, as well as artists from historical periods, in order to develop works and projects of their own. Students in Grades 7 and 8 have the opportunity for further artistic growth and development through elective semester courses.