Music Department Philosophy
Instrumental and Vocal Music is the study of music through participation in rehearsal and performance opportunities.
Students are encouraged to increase their musical abilities as a means to deepen their understanding of music. The primary mission of the Kings High School Music Department is to prepare and educate young musicians; hopefully for the continuation of music performance and appreciation throughout life. It is the Music Department’s goal to provide a program which will develop well-rounded student/musicians who are prepared to face the challenges of an ever changing world.
At the secondary level, students are encouraged to develop skills for musical judgments, gain personal achievement and expand technical and intellectual horizons. Expectations also include promoting the highest performance standards as well as preparing for the music of the future by exploring the music of the present while preserving the music of the past. Other goals of the department include developing an increased awareness of the artistic and historical significance of music, creating a positive music making environment and having a balanced experience which promotes creativity, flexibility, and versatility in each musician.
In addition students are encouraged to have creative thought and artistic interaction and discover that music is an international language that expresses ideas and emotion. In order to accomplish the above goals, Kings High School offers specialized courses of instrumental and vocal music instruction designed to meet the differing requirements and schedule needs of each individual.