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In addition to the Introduction to Art/Music program, elective courses in music appreciation, choral, and instrumental are also offered.

There are also many other venues for musically inclined students to hone their talents. The Ursuline Singers, Cantors, and Instrumental groups provide instruction and performance opportunities.

2021 - A Spring Outdoor Performance

The Spring Music and Dance Performance, "A Breath of Fresh Air"  on April 28, 2021 took place on Kelly Mac Field. This was an accomplishment for all of our performing groups after a challenging year of teaching and learning through a pandemic. We were very fortunate to have a beautiful evening to hold our first outdoor performance. Due to having two cohorts and students remote, this had been the first time in the school year that each ensemble performed--played, danced, or sung--together.

Symphony Orchestra at Spring Concert 2021

Our middle school chorus sang two pieces under the direction of Ms. Rosemary Clarizio. The first was The Beautiful Rain arranged by Janet Gardner  This piece fit perfectly with having an outdoor performance. The second piece was a Disney Princess Medley arranged by Mac Huff. 

The High School Strings class, under the direction of Ms. Kelly Gentry, performed three pieces that were chosen to reflect the variety of music and styles they have worked on throughout the past year. They performed an arrangement of Johann Sebastian Bach's Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, an arrangement of Billie Eilish's Lovely, and Habanera from the opera, Carmen composed by Georges Bizet.

Double bass, Spring 2021
Audience, choirs, Spring 2021
Spring 2021 Middle School Choir

The Advanced Orchestra performed after overcoming many challenges throughout the school year including moving rehearsals to the afternoon, splitting the group into different classrooms to allow social distancing, and learning music over Zoom. The students voted on performing Fanfare and Flourishes and learned Hakuna Matata in two weeks for this performance. The Wind Blows Where It Will was the most challenging piece and was chosen by Ms. Gentry to be performed because just like you cannot control the wind, we cannot control the challenges we may face, especially during a pandemic.

The Junior and Honors Choirs were combined to perform for this concert, and were directed by Ms. Wendy Harmer. The first piece performed was Amazing Grace arranged by Francisco Nunez. They also sang an arrangement of the traditional Native American, Shoshone Love Song, arranged by Roger Emerson. The finale of the concert was For Good by Steven Schwarz and arranged by Mac Huff.