Island Academy has a dynamic music programme that seeks to instill a love of music and singing that our students will carry with them throughout their lives, along with an ability and desire to perform which will enhance self-esteem and confidence. Students sing and perform every year and we incorporate into our programme songs from many different traditions and cultures throughout the world. High on the list of priorities are songs that reflect the ideals of peace, love, tolerance, caring for the environment and multiculturalism. We are justly proud of our talented Chamber Choir that performs across the island during the Christmas season.
Primary students are taught different musical concepts through song and games, and the curriculum covers the concepts of beat and rhythm, pitch, melody, harmony, texture, form, timbre, expression, dynamics and tempo as well as listening, composition and historical context. Primary students are introduced to tuned and un-tuned percussion instruments, in Kindergarten and all grades play marimba. Grades 5 & 6 follow a music and drama unit during the second term. Our musical productions are second to none and we always perform to a full house. Students in Grade 7 follow the World Music Drumming curriculum incorporating marimba and adenkum.