Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Music and Performing Arts Programs

Students come to the music classroom for general music classes starting in Pre-K and continuing through 8th grade. In the early childhood program, students learn to sing confidently, match pitch, keep a steady beat, play classroom instruments, and move and dance to music. We also build our listening skills and work on music literacy.

In second grade, students start playing ukuleles and in 3rd grade, they have the opportunity to join the 3rd-8th grade chapel choir. The choir rehearses after school and sings at special Masses and events.


Students in 6th-8th grade have the option of participating in the Visitation Academy Drama Club.
The Drama Club puts on a full musical production each spring.

Lauren Perilli, Owner/Artistic Director of Dimensions On Stage and Dimensions in Dance, came to give an audition workshop for 6th-8th grade students. Students learned tools to help them with a variety of auditions, public speaking, and presentation skills.

Drama Club students learn acting, singing, and theater tech skills. The set, costume, prop, and lighting design are all done by student-led tech teams.


6-8th Grade students participate the Metropolitan Opera's Access Opera program. The students enjoy learning the music, French, history, and art around each opera before attending a final dress rehearsal.


7th and 8th Grade sing for the residents at St. Joachim and Anne Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for Christmas.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Elementary Ukulele Program

Our ukulele program for grades 2, 3, and 4 is in full swing! We have learned about the parts of the instrument. We are also learning songs that finger picking and strumming techniques. We are learning to strum a new chord this week. The finger picking songs allow us to practice out solfege and note reading skills.