Music

The Class of 2018 singing at graduation

Music at Nazareth

Music at Nazareth is an integral part of the school's life.  All genres of music are celebrated from symphonic works for our orchestra and chamber music for a whole host of ensembles, to the worlds of pop and jazz.  At Nazareth Academy High School  every student's individual musical interest is an option and they will be challenged to reach their full potential in that field.

Our music students have traveled all over the world, including Germany and Austria in 2018 performing at prestigious venues including The Vatican, for the Beatification of the martyred Sisters of the Holy Family, the North American Music Festival, Carnegie Hall in New York, and various musical events both internationally and in the United States.

 

Music Major and Minor

Students in our Performing Arts program may opt to major or minor in music or art.  Students are exposed to an in-depth study of the Fine Arts as well as academic credit for these courses.

A student may major in one of the following instruments:

  • any orchestral string
  • brass
  • percussion
  • woodwind
  • piano, organ
  • harp
  • voice
  • guitar

Music Majors

Requirements for Music Majors:

  • Take a weekly lesson for which you are graded.
  • Teachers are responsible for making up only one missed lesson.
  • Be a member in good standing in at least one ensemble.
  • Attend all Music events sponsored by the Music Department. Refer to your school calendar for all music events. (ex. - Concerts, Fashion Show)
  • Receive a quarterly grade from your private teacher.
  • Receive a quarterly grade from your ensemble teacher.
  • Be rostered in a 1st period music course - 5 days a week for Grades 11 & 12, 3 days a week for 10th Grade, and 2 days a week for 9th Grade
  • Perform a solo in our end of the year recital.

Music Minors

Requirements for Music Minors:

  • Take a weekly lesson for which you are graded.
  • Teachers are responsible for making up only one missed lesson.
  • Be a member in good standing in at least one ensemble.
  • Attend all Music events sponsored by the Music Department. Refer to your school calendar for all music events. (ex. - Concerts, Fashion Show)
  • Receive a quarterly grade from your private teacher.
  • Receive a quarterly grade from your ensemble teacher.
  • If all requirements are met, Music Majors receive 1 full credit while Music Minors receive 1/2 credit. AP Music Theory is a weighted course.

 

Tri-M Music Honor Society

Tri-M Music Honor Society
Our school has a chapter of the Tri-M Music Honor Society. Since this is an honor society and not a social club, students are invited to be members. In order to be considered for nomination and to maintain their membership status once nominated, students must:

  • show scholarship and achievement in music and maintain at least a 3.0 accumulative index
  • show excellent character and attitude toward teachers and fellow students
  • show cooperation and service in their classes, music department, school and community
  • be a member of good standing in a music ensemble
  • be enrolled in music lessons with Music Major or Music Minor