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Music is an essential element of Sophia Mundi’s curriculum. Music deeply nurtures the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of the growing child. It enriches the learning process of each individual, enhances the atmosphere of the classroom and brings together the whole school community.

There are three aspects to our music program:

  • Instrumental Music
  • Ensemble Music
  • Classroom Music. 

Music is presented in an integrated way appropriate to each year level and to the specific developmental stages of each child. 

All students from Class 3 to Class 10 receive individual instrumental lessons and take part in weekly ensemble rehearsals. Throughout their musical exploration, students partake in solo performances and engage in the collaborative experience of orchestral performances. We provide a rich array of music from cultures around the world for students to experience and learn from.

Music in the Primary School

From Prep to Class 2, music is woven into the flow of each day through song, rhyme, musical games and recorder playing. From Class 3 to Class 6, all students learn the violin, viola, or cello. Playing a stringed instrument develops neural pathways connecting to fine motor skills. Ear, hand, and eye coordination is refined as they learn to sense, feel, hear and observe the correct pitch of each note on an unfretted instrument. The quality of sound production is a major focus as students learn to move the bow across the strings with grace and flow to produce a rich, warm, and appealing tone. 

Music in the Secondary School

In secondary school, students learn violin, viola, cello, guitar, bass guitar, piano, percussion, drum kit, voice, or flute, and take part in weekly ensembles. 

In the secondary years, students learn about the history of music, research composers and musicians lives and discover their rich contribution to humanity, and explore music theory through analysis, composition, arranging, and improvisation.

IB Music

In our IB Music program, students undertake four portfolios in the roles of researcher, creator, and performer. Students develop their musicianship with one main instrument. The course engages students with diverse music material from personal, local, and global contexts. This rich and rigorous course encompasses instrumental performance technique, music analysis, composition, arranging, and electronic music. Students emerge as young musicians ready for tertiary music studies and a lifelong love of music.