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  • Music is a Universal Language

    An Outstanding Music Program

String, vocal ensembles perform at Dec. 13 Winter Concert

The Maumee Valley community is invited to the school’s annual Winter Concert featuring performances by the Upper School Chorus, String Chamber Ensemble, and 7th & 8th Grade String Ensemble.

The event is Tuesday, Dec. 13, starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Millennium Theatre. The Upper School Chorus will perform “A Million Dreams” from “The Greatest Showman” and holiday favorites such as “Carol of the Bells” and “Sleigh Ride” among others.

The string ensembles will perform selections under the banner of “Music Speaks through and to Adversity.” Selections represent the port of Odessa, the November gales on the Great Lakes, mustangs of the American west, the 10th anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy, political tension via the music of Shostakovich, seeking peace via the music of American composer Gwyneth Walker, and a surprise champion of “solutions.”

In addition to the students’ performance, they have created accompanying posters that they will present in the newly renovated lobby at a reception following the event. The posters reflect on how current events illustrate the relevance of music and the arts, often at the center of recognizing and facing challenges.

Thank you to our wonderful music instructors for guiding our students and organizing the program: Charles Brown and Cecilia Johnson.

Music Course Examples

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  • Music Appreciation: Bach to Beethoven to Brahms

    This course serves as an introduction to early music history and appreciation, and to recorder and ukulele ensemble performances.
  • Music Theory

    This course will survey the actual mechanics behind the music.
  • Popular Music: Blues to Beatles to Beyonce

    This course is a study of American music history and appreciation from the beginning of the twentieth century through contemporary times.
  • Steel Drums

    The Steel Drum Ensemble course is an opportunity for students to explore the history of the steel drum, and to learn rhythm, drumming, and performance techniques.
  • Upper School Chorus

    Students in the chorus will learn the principles of choral singing through rehearsing and performing a variety of musical selections from classical to popular styles.

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"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything."

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