The music curriculum at St. Anne’s-Belfield School welcomes all students and encourages active and spirited engagement. Students are given frequent opportunities to explore and expand their own creative and musical talents in the classroom, and through performances at all grade levels.

Music & Theatre in the Lower School

Our Music & Movement program is based on the Orff-Schulwerk approach of music education. This approach is characterized by the inclusion of all students in ensemble work; the unity of music, movement, and speech; the emphasis on process teaching; and the prominence of the student's voice as the centerpiece of all lessons.


Music in the Middle School

All students in Grades 5 take strings and, music & movement. In Grade 6, students choose a focus in either orchestra or choir. The arts program in the Grades 7 and 8 provides an opportunity for students to focus on one area of the arts more exclusively. Students may choose to excel in the string orchestra, choir, theater arts, or specific visual arts media.


Music in the Upper School

Students in Grades 9 – 12 have the ability to specialize in learning the advanced techniques of choir or orchestra, and expand their knowledge of music as a whole through one of our music theory courses. 

Did you know...

Our Upper School has a recording studio! Students in Grades 9 – 12 are able to take classes in audio engineering and learn the techniques used in recording, mixing, and producing audio content.

Students get hands-on experience with studio equipment, learn about signal flow and audio processing, and explore the various applications of audio engineering in music, film, television, and other industries.