Music and Movement
Music is an integral part of the Fine Arts Department at Veritas. The study of music begins with Music and Movement class in the Early Education Department in which motor skills training and development is paired with musical exposure. Exposure to music develops an appreciation in the students for the fine arts early in their Veritas experience.
Concert Choir is an opportunity for students to pursue musical expression. Lower and Middle School may participate in one of Veritas’ two award-winning choirs. For consecutive years, our choirs have been awarded “superior” ratings and top honors at the ACSI Large Ensemble Music Festival! This year our middle school students will have the opportunity to choose between choir or band from 5th-7th grades, and choir/band or PE in 8th grade. A form will be sent home and students can make their selections. Placement on these elective courses will be on a first come, first served basis.
Students will begin studying instruments in third grade with an introduction to the recorder. Through their work with the recorder, students learn the basics of music theory and begin the process of understanding the rudiments of music. Students continue in their instrumental progression by learning the intricacies of chimes in fourth grade and finally stepping into Band and/or Choir from fifth-eighth grade as they begin their middle school years at Veritas.
The Veritas Conservatory of Music is an optional program that provides students an opportunity to learn string instruments (violin, viola, and cello) from individual and ensemble lessons taught by professional orchestra musicians. Click to learn more about the Veritas Conservatory of Music.