“He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in Him.” Psalms 40:3
It is the goal of our music classes to engage and inspire our students to develop the skills and talents the Lord has blessed them with and foster a love and appreciation for music.
There is a strong emphasis on the foundational concepts of music including: rhythm, melody, form, timbre, and expression. Much of this is accomplished through fun singing games, movement, listening activities, and playing classroom instruments. Students learn to play the recorder in 3rd grade and our band program is offered starting in 4th grade. Students in K-6 music also have the opportunity to perform in a choir and concert setting at least two times a year. Our concerts are highlights of the school year and a popular way to see the Arts on display at ACS!
Students at this level have many opportunities to perform musically. Our musical offerings include: Middle School/High School band, Middle School Choir, High School Concert Choir, and the ACS Worship Team. Many of our MS and HS students have auditioned for and placed very high in the Morris Area Honors Choir where they perform in a choir with all the top singers in and around Morris County. Our choirs have also performed regionally at the ACSI Music and Arts Festival and received some of the highest honors for their level of excellence. Our worship team leads the student body in Spirit-filled worship every Wednesday at chapel. The weekly worship at ACS is a precious time of seeking the Lord together and growing in Him through worship, community, and listening to engaging and dynamic speakers.