Music at the academy brings the beauty of God's creation directly to the students. Beginning with the earliest years, the teacher guides the voice,the most expressive instrument, in a way which will lay the foundation for any future music participation whether it be in performance or as a skilled listener.
The skill of truly listening is taught through exposure to great works of music sacred and secular: folk, liturgical and classical. Students learn to distinguish tone, color, timbre, proportion, line and pattern in musical works. This enables participatory listening wherein the mind and heart are truly engaged in the music, not simply letting it serve as background to our lives.
creation is the culmination of our studies. The practice of making
music helps to correctly align our desires to create a beautiful whole
with others. Students are exposed to the best music, ancient to
contemporary. They are guided into creating beauty, rare glimpses of who
God is and how he has created us.