The Trevor music program fuels passions, connects community, and complements and strengthens students’ academic pursuits. An appreciation for music is integral to the growth and development of our students and plays an important role in every school day. In fact, Trevor believes that positive musical experiences can enhance intellectual understanding.
In the Lower School, students participate in a wide range of activities related to music—including singing, ear-training games, and playing rhythm and pitched instruments. The curriculum also includes drama games, creative movement, and folk dancing. Recorder study begins in grade 3, and by grades 4 and 5, students are learning how to read rhythmic and melodic notation.
As students advance to Middle and Upper School, the sophistication of content and rigor of instruction progresses. Students have the opportunity to learn a wind, string, or percussion instrument, and advanced vocal techniques are taught. Students begin to specialize in elective choral and instrumental music ensembles and showcase their talents in two major performances per year. The Upper School program offers both open-admission ensembles and higher-level, auditioned groups in instrumental and in choral music. Throughout the year, there are numerous assembly-based and off-campus performances.