韦德娱乐app下载地址's music program is current, innovative, and unique.

Approximately one-third of students are enrolled in the music program each trimester. We offer seven music performance classes: 合唱, 多元化音乐合奏, 爵士根乐团, 主人的歌手, Solebury Elite Ensemble and Vocal Performance Workshop. Each class has several performances throughout the year. Non-performing classes are also offered, such as 音乐 of the 1960s, Indie 音乐 - Reshaping the 音乐 World, Ear Training and 音乐 Theory, Writing and Arranging Using Finale, Jazz Theory and Composition, 和写歌.

These classes are taught by highly skilled teachers who are working music professionals with real-world experience in the music industry and performance arena. 他们会带上他们的联系人, 专业知识, and experiences into the classroom, creating a wellspring of inventive and impactful classes that often host industry professionals.



Cathy Block P'14, 音乐/跳舞 Department Head
格雷格以至于, Instrumental 音乐 Teacher
Kim Harris, 合唱 Director


Vocal Performance Workshop is a master class on vocal training and performance, with an emphasis on building vocal technique, learning to constructively critique peers in a workshop setting, learning to accept constructive critiques 和执行. The musical backdrop for this class is vast, ranging from musical theater songs to contemporary music. Students will perform as an ensemble but will also get at least 2 themed song assignments. 对于这些作业, they will perform for the class, 接收反馈, and give a repeat performance after they’ve incorporated suggestions from the workshop. An example of a theme may be duets, where the teacher will pair two students together on a selected song. Other themes could be: three-part harmony, a specific artist or musical, or different genres of music, 比如流行音乐或民谣. If any students play an instrument, they will be encouraged to accompany themselves or collaborate with classmates. Students will audition for a performance slot at the end of the trimester concert. The ensemble will perform with a live pianist and/or house band. This class serves as a good resource for anyone who loves to sing and is ideal for students who plan to audition for collegiate-level music or theater programs.

合唱 is a performance class using group and harmony singing in a variety of styles. Students learn physical exercises to enhance and improve vocal skills, 呼吸, 协调, 节奏技巧. The chorus has various opportunities to perform live, and several students have been selected for Bucks County 音乐 Educator's Association County 合唱 over the past ten years.

From Bach to Cold Play to African and Chinese Folk, 多元化音乐合奏 is designed to celebrate musical diversity across different styles, eras and cultures. String players of bowed and plucked instruments, 歌手, 键盘手, 敲击乐, and wind players are all welcomed. Also in the spirit of musical diversity, we often collaborate with students of other ensembles or other select musicians at Solebury. Students learn the art of building a strong musical team, 节奏同步, and playing the supportive role as well as the solo within a group.

爵士根乐团 plays jazz or jazz-influenced music, but is not limited to that genre. As an instrumental and vocal group, students have played everything from Miles Davis to Ingrid Michaelson, as well as original works by our band members. Improvisation, listening, ear development, and playing as a tight unit are key in this class. We perform evening concerts, as well as making school assembly appearances. Listen to the 爵士根乐团 perform student-written songs...


主人的歌手 is a select group of 12-16 students within the larger chorus. Participation in the Masters Singers is by invitation or audition only. The 主人的歌手 have additional opportunities to perform and must audition for the Bucks County 音乐 Educators 合唱.

摇滚乐队 is a class devoted solely to playing 和执行 contemporary and classic rock. Come get the experience of what it feels like to be in a band. Students learn about rehearsing, 阶段的存在, 表现技巧, and how to make an exciting arrangement for a band. Our concerts are fun, loud, and usually get the crowd moving. Vocalists and instrumentalists are welcome.

The Solebury Elite Ensemble is an ensemble designed for the musical student who plays at a very advanced level. Students are admitted by audition or at the discretion of the music director. Though preference will be given to those who are well grounded in the classical style and who can fluently read music notation, students will have the opportunity to study a mix of musical styles with all of their particular characteristics. Each student plays a role in choosing the ensemble's repertoire. Performances throughout the school year include a school assembly, 学校拍卖, the end-of-trimester concert, and other off campus venues to be determined. Listen to the Solebury Elite Ensemble perform...

In Indie 音乐 and How It Is Re-shaping the 音乐 World we skype with some of the artists we cover, as well as having conversations with music managers, 制片人和电台主持人.

In Making 音乐 With Logic Pro students will become familiar with Logic, which is a widely used DAW in the recording industry. They will compose original music and score film clips using Logic, and 接收反馈 on their work learning compositional and arranging techniques. 

你听谁的歌? From Post Malone to Beyonce, Ariana Grande to Dua Lipa, Adele to the Weeknd—what’s your jam? In 美国流行音乐 we start from the minstrels of the 1800s and traveling right up to rap, we will take an illuminating journey through the ages. Listen to some great music and learn the stories that made the music you love. This is the ever-evolving and profoundly complex story of American Pop music. It might just blow your mind

In 写歌 we dig deeply into the nuts and bolts of song composition. We emphasize discovering your own unique compositional 的声音, while developing a vocabulary and understanding of what makes other songs, 作家也很棒.

Vocal Performance Workshop is a master class on vocal training and performance. It has an emphasis on building vocal technique, learning to constructively critique peers in a workshop setting, 和执行. 

Scoring for Big and Small Bands
Making 音乐 with Logic Pro 
Jazz Theory And Composition
Greatest Bands of All Time
Ear Training and 音乐 Theory
Writing and Arranging using Finale 
Vocal Performance Workshop
Diversity, Culture and Share


作为对学生的服务, the music department can arrange for outside music teachers to come to 韦德娱乐app下载地址 to provide private lessons, 包括钢琴, 的声音, 小号, 长笛, 小提琴, 中提琴, 吉他, 低音吉他, 低音提琴, 萨克斯风, 和鼓. A list of music instructors is available upon request.


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