The Music Department at St. Thomas
supports the mission of the school by integrating music into every facet of the school’s program. The purpose of the music curriculum is to instill a love of music in the students and to give them a way of expressing their creativity. There is a strong emphasis on performance as a means of demonstrating the knowledge and skills that have been acquired. The practical nature of this subject means that music theory, music history, and music’s place in society is integrated with performance.
The music curriculum is closely aligned with curriculum of each grade level, with an emphasis on choral performance. This cross-curricular integration is a very important component of the music program.
Curriculum-based and other performances have included:
- Christmas concerts
- Spring concerts
- "In the Spotlight"
- 5th grade musical play
- Regular chapel services
Classes at all grade levels from preschool through 5th grade receive two music lessons per week.