“The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.” — Johann Sebastian Bach
We believe music education is an important part of a well-rounded education and helps each student discover and develop his or her God-given gifts and talents. ACS students can know, love, and serve God with music from the earliest ages through high school.
In PreK1, children are taught using a music-based developmental curriculum. Throughout preschool, listening to music and learning Bible songs and nursery rhymes are incorporated into the weekly themes. Elementary students in kindergarten through third grade have music instruction weekly, developing vocal skills as well as learning to play instruments. In 4th and 5th grade students have the opportunity to learn to play an instrument in music class. The students present concerts at Christmas and in the spring.
Student teams lead praise and worship during the weekly chapel services. Students in grades 6-12 can also participate in Chorale, Concert Band. and a Praise and Worship Team.
In the 6th to 12th grades, students may join the Middle School or High School Chorales, under the direction of Artist In Residence Brian McSee and Mrs. Kelly Brown. This elective class meets twice a week during the school year. Students will sing a variety of choral music, including original songs written by Mr. McSee. The students have the opportunity to share their gifts and talents with others as the choir travels to area nursing homes, libraries, and churches to sing and glorify God through music. The Middle School and High School Chorales perform three major concerts annually in March, May, and December. In addition, the Chorales spread the message of God’s love and hope outside the school in churches, nursing homes, and at other community events.
ACS is pleased to offer an elementary instrumental music program for students in 4th and 5th grades. Students may take concert band in Middle School and High School as an elective class. After-school instrumental instruction is also offered.
Praise and Worship Teams
An Elementary Praise and Worship team comprised of 5th grade students leads the worship music during the weekly preschool-1st grade chapel and the 2nd-5th grade chapel. High school students who sing and/or play instruments can join the Praise and Worship Team which leads the Upper School Chapel in praise and worship each week. The team meets as an elective class twice a week for rehearsal.
Give the Gift of Music
If you would like to support and help grow the school’s exciting and uplifting chorale and band programs, we welcome gifts of any size. A donation designated for the “Gift of Music” program will be used to buy a new band instrument, help maintain our instruments, and help underwrite transportation of our musical groups to performances. To donate, you may make a gift online or by mailing a check to the school office. To donate online, please go to the “Giving” tab, choose “Donate Online” and then select the “Gift of Music” as your gift designation.
Book an ACS Music Group for Your Event
If you would like to have an ACS music group perform at your church or event, please contact Mrs. Kelly Brown for the chorales firstname.lastname@example.org, Mrs. Shirlene Perini for the bands at email@example.com, or Mr. Wil DelValle for the Praise and Worship Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.