Whether it’s voice or instrumental, the WAACS music department is always making music. Students join this arts-focused cohort to hone talents singing, or on strings and woodwind instruments. Frequently, our music majors cross into other areas of study to create a program that’s truly blended across focus areas with their unique talents in mind.
And their talents shine during frequent performances all year long. Musicians are featured in concerts at the school and on the road, as well as part of smaller bands, ensembles and choirs. Class delve beyond the expected routes of choir and band to include theory, production, and music technology. This ensures our students develop pivotal industry skills alongside core talents.
Our tracks include:
- vocal. Essential training for young vocalists begins with proper technique and the development of a wide repertoire of fundamental skills. With the basics in-hand, studies continue with coverage of a wide range of styles, independent instruction, meaningful feedback, audition support, and frequent performance opportunities.
- instrumental. Our students come with the basics, and develop the sophisticated skills of musicianship over four years of focused instruction and mentorship. From small bands performing at our outdoor events to large ensembles that provide the score for productions staged in our auditorium, instrumentalists in this program develop a standard of excellence that leads to distinguished careers in music.