Music education is an integral part of life at Stamford American International School and our commitment to music can be seen throughout our campuses.
Young ones at the Early Learning Village (ELV) are introduced to music and movement at the tender age of 18 months. From the age of 3 years, children have the option to join the Suzuki violin program and learn the violin through the world-renowned Suzuki method. The Suzuki method promotes creative development through positive motivation and learning with others. From the age of 5, children can move on to either cello or viola lessons.
Music is an integral part of the curriculum for students in Grade 1 through Grade 7, while students in Grade 8, 9 and 10 may choose music for their Middle Years Program (MYP) arts allocation. In Grade 11 and Grade 12, students who are keen on continuing their music education can opt for it as part of their course selection within the Diploma Program (DP) and/or High School Diploma. We offer both the BTEC International Level 3 in Music and IBDP music.
Through our extra-curricular program, we offer instrumental instruction for students through the Instrumental Music Program (IMP), with private one-on-one lessons available in 12 instruments by highly-trained and passionate music teachers, in addition to our diverse activities and group performance opportunities through our Music Ensemble Program (MEP). The MEP regularly offers group music-making and performing opportunities, from choral and to string, wind, orchestral, and rock ensembles. Students, staff and parents frequently get together to enjoy performances in our state-of-the-art Reagan Theater and at other spots on our campuses, as well as virtually.
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