The music department is dedicated to teaching children through the use of music. The goal of the music department is to provide the world with human beings that appreciate music and understand what it takes to create that music. Students in the music program are given the opportunity to express themselves through study and participation in several performing groups at Midland School. Studies have shown that students who participate in school music programs consistently score higher on standardized tests. In addition to this benefit, students learn to work together cooperatively, they learn self discipline from daily practice and they enjoy an increase in self-esteem from successfully participating in performance groups.
Instrumental Music 4-8
In addition to the General Music course, students in grades 4 through 8 have the opportunity to take Instrumental Music. The instrumental program is a voluntary program where students receive a semi-private group lesson once a week during the school day. Students are pulled out of their regularly scheduled classes approximately once every five weeks as the lesson schedule rotates. Every student who takes lessons at Midland is placed in a performing instrumental ensemble that meets in the morning before school. These groups perform at various school functions and at the Holiday Concert in December and annual Spring Concert.