Flint Hill’s music program begins in the Lower School, where students establish a strong foundation for music literacy. Music classes are taught using the Orff Schulwerk Approach, involving listening, movement, singing and other creative activities. Students develop skills in music theory and instrumental music, playing instruments such as the xylophone and other percussion instruments. Students perform during weekly Inspiration and the Holiday and Spring Concerts. Students are introduced to movement and dance, culminating with Ghanaian African drumming and dancing in Grade 4.
Middle School is the time to select an ensemble. Students may choose from band, concert choir, orchestra or percussion groups and perform in fall and spring concerts; regional and state festivals and more. Master musician teachers work with students through Grade 12, mentoring student progress across the years. In the Upper School, students take their music studies to the next level. Students may choose from six advanced ensembles offered as curricular classes: Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Symphonic Choir, Concert Choir or Percussion Ensemble. In addition, students have the opportunity to further their studies with AP Music Theory or to audition for the nationally-recognized Major Minors a cappella group. Student clubs, student bands, open mic events and more make Flint Hill a campus filled with musical opportunity.