At Heritage, we emphasize the importance of music education from PreK through 12th grade. Our curriculum is designed to foster an appreciation for Western Art music, focusing on literacy, hymn studies, and historical understanding. The student’s musical journey at Heritage starts by learning to discern musical ideas through enhanced listening. We aim to develop their singing proficiency and familiarize them with musical notation.
Our students explore the rich tapestry of folk songs, classical compositions from the 16th to 20th centuries, and the heritage of Christian hymns. Their learning is enriched through various activities such as a monthly hymn, quarterly Listening Journals, sight-singing, rhythm dictation, singing games, and movement activities. All these are complemented by classwork that builds upon the musical concepts they acquire over their years at Heritage.
As students advance in their musical skills, they participate in our choir, showcasing their talents in numerous concerts annually. The choir offers a platform for students to further hone their singing and choral techniques like correct vowel and consonant production, breathing methods, expressiveness, and choral repertoire.
We believe music education extends beyond the classroom, so we encourage parents to immerse their children in classical music at home. To facilitate this, we provide playlists of each quarter’s composer for families, fostering a deeper appreciation of each musical era and maestro studied in class. This gives our students a well-rounded understanding of the fine arts, staying true to Heritage as a fine arts preparatory school.