A uniquely expansive and varied music program includes classes and performance opportunities in classical, jazz, rock, percussive, and vocal music, as well as music composition and technology. With the inspiration and personal guidance of our talented faculty, gifted musicians soar and beginners find the confidence to explore.
IMS provides teachers for all instruments, and more than half of all students take private music lessons that are built into the academic day.
All students in pre-kindergarten through grade nine participate in music classes at least once a week. By grade four, students can choose to play violin, saxophone, flute, trombone, or trumpet in an orchestra ensemble.
Upper Campus courses include music appreciation, music history, guitar, drumming, singing, and orchestra ensembles. We also offer after-school ensemble practice in jazz, rock, and classical music. A focus on music technology includes instruction in music writing and MIDI composition, a computer based accompaniment and integrated recording system.