Due to the continued unhealthy air quality in Seattle, Villa Academy's campus will be closed to all students through Friday, September 18, 2020.
There will be no preschool classes on campus and the supervised on-line instruction for students through the EDP program will not meet on campus.

On-line instruction will take place as previously planned and faculty/staff members will be allowed to use their Villa Academy classroom, if necessary, to provide on-line instruction.
 
 
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The Language of Music

Music education is about more than just playing an instrument. We challenge children to use the creative side of their brains while, at the same time, learning a foreign language—music. Research clearly indicates that students involved in music education academically outperform their non-musical counterparts.

From Appreciation to Performance

From Preschool through Middle School we expose students to a range of musical experiences to develop the foundation for a lifetime of music appreciation, a working knowledge of music in performance, and theory skills to aid in the understanding of musical structure.

In addition to regular music classes year round, we have a robust culture of performance, where students from 4th through 8th grades can participate in the following:

Developing Musical Literacy, Students:

  • Learn to use their voices through echo, call and response, and action songs
  • Play Orff-based percussion instruments creating rhythmic beats, poems, and songs
  • Progress from prenotation to reading music playing recorder, ukulele, and guitar
  • Explore music from world cultures, along with music history, theory, and genres

Beginning Band is for students with no experience on a band instrument. Rehearsals take place during the school day in place of general music. Beginning band performs 2-3 concerts a year.

Concert Band is for 5th grade students with 1+ years of experience on a band instrument or students who are willing to take private lessons to "catch up" with their peers. Rehearsals take place during the school day in place of general music. Concert Band performs 2-3 concerts a year as well as field trip performances.

Symphonic Band is for students with 2+ years of experience on a band instrument or students who are willing to take private lessons to "catch up" with their peers. Rehearsals take place three mornings a week. Symphonic Band performs 3-4 concerts a year as well as field trip performances. Students also have the opportunity for more solos and to audition for various band honor groups, including Junior All-State. The group is comprised of students from 5th-8th grade.

Modern Band is for students with 2+ years of experience on an instrument. The focus is on popular music from the late 20th and early 21st century, including jazz, rock, hip hop, and more. Modern Band performs 2-3 concerts a year along with collaborations with local musicians.

Beginning Orchestra is for students with no experience on an orchestral instrument. Rehearsals take place two mornings a week. Beginning Orchestra performs 2-3 concerts a year. The group is comprised primarily of 4th graders, but some from 5th-8th grade.

String Orchestra is for students with 1+ years of experience on an orchestral instrument or students who are willing to take private lessons to "catch up" with their peers. Rehearsals take place two mornings a week. String Orchestra performs 2-3 concerts a year as well as field trip performances. The group is comprised of students from 5th-8th grade.

Liturgical Choir rehearses one morning a week and performs at monthly in-school liturgies. Liturgical choir is comprised of students from 4th-8th grade and they typically perform at 2-3 evening concerts.

Villa Voicettes rehearse one afternoon a week. The focus is on choral techniques and non-Liturgical repertoire. The group is made up of a range of students from 1st-3rd grade.They typically perform at 1 evening concert.

Villa Voices rehearses one afternoon a week. The focus is on choral techniques and non-Liturgical repertoire. Students also have the opportunity for more solos and to audition for various choral honor groups, including Junior All-State. Villa Voices is comprised of students from 4th-8th grade and they typically perform at 2-3 evening concerts.

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