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MUSIC AT ISLAND ACADEMY
Island Academy has a dynamic music programme that seeks to instill a love of music and singing that our students will carry with them throughout their lives, along with an ability and desire to perform which will enhance self-esteem and confidence. Students sing and perform every year and we incorporate into our programme songs from many different traditions and cultures throughout the world. High on the list of priorities are songs that reflect the ideals of peace, love, tolerance, caring for the environment and multiculturalism.
Primary students are taught different musical concepts through song and games, and the curriculum covers the concepts of beat and rhythm, pitch, melody, harmony, texture, form, timbre, expression, dynamics and tempo ñ as well as listening, composition and historical context. Primary students are introduced to tuned and un-tuned percussion instruments, and from Grade 4 to 6 they learn the recorder. In 2010, we introduced World Music Drumming for Grades 7 and 8, although drumming is also taught across the elementary grades. We currently have a Junior Choir, a Senior Choir, and a Secondary School Choir, as well as a select Chamber Choir.