The study of music is an
invaluable contribution to every student’s life.
Browne recognizes the
significance of the fine and performing arts, and builds a music program that
engages, educates and empowers. Browne’s interdisciplinary and integrated music
curriculum is designed to deepen knowledge and appreciation of music through
interactive exercises in singing, moving to music, ear training, music theory,
music history and the playing of instruments. In all facets of Browne’s
curriculum, students are prepared for a lifetime of learning, both in music and
Third and fourth grade students
may elect to join the Junior Choir, and Middle School students may join Concert
Choir, two levels of Band, as well as Guitar Ensemble.
A successful graduate leaves
Browne Academy with confidence that his or her music and performing arts
knowledge base will assist in future endeavors in the arts and beyond. Topics
covered include technique, music theory, cultural and historical connections
and reflection. The typical graduate has knowledge of the language of music and
a solid foundation of its historical roots. Graduates understand the concepts
of production technique, have gained a sense of kinesthetic awareness, are
capable of musical analysis and recognize music’s cultural significance.
Private instruction is also
offered to students at Browne Academy. These lessons entail, but are not
limited to, vocal, piano and additional instrumental instruction. Lessons are
offered as an after school activity and are thirty minutes in length. Private
lesson students are given the opportunity to perform in one recital per year.
The knowledge that students acquire in these lessons builds upon what is shared
in the classroom and in ensemble rehearsals.