Elementary Vocal Music
The primary purpose of music is the worship of God. Students are encouraged to explore the talent that God has given them and to learn to use it for His glory. In the lower elementary, we use a movement based program that allows students to develop their sense of rhythm. Kodaly Training is used to improve their ability to hear, sing, read, write and listen to music with a knowledgeable ear. Upper elementary students continue their training of melody and rhythm and add to their tools the ability to play instruments and compose.
Students meet bi-weekly for 46 minutes. All students participate in music classes taught from a Biblical worldview. The 4th-6th grade students also have an opportunity to meet twice a week to participate in elementary choirs. These choirs sing at concerts, as well as, going into the community as an outreach.
Students also participate in musical field trips, as well as invited guests who educate our students in various areas. Our elementary students can also participate in private lessons in guitar, piano, and strings. Our string program also runs an elementary orchestra. All students participate in two concerts, Christmas and Spring, where they perform in choir, band, strings and a musical presentation.
Secondary Vocal Music
Secondary vocal music is an area experiencing tremendous growth at Plymouth Christian Academy. Students at the middle school and high school level are encouraged to participate in various ensembles. Middle schoolers have the opportunity to perform in choir. High school students have the opportunity to perform in choir, women’s ensemble, applied voice, and musical theatre class. All eligible ensembles attend MSVMA festivals, both individually and as groups. Students are given an excellent music education that includes the Kodaly Method, sight reading, aural skills training, and frequent use of the International Phonetic Alphabet.
Vocal students attend many performances including the following: PCA’s Variety Show, Christmas and Spring Concerts, MSVMA District Solo & Ensemble, MSVMA District Choral Festival, caroling opportunities, MSVMA State Festivals, MSVMA Musical Theatre Solo & Ensemble, and more!
The staff of the Vocal Music Department is excited to have the opportunity to provide students with extracurricular activities on a regular basis. We currently hold vocal music lock-in events, attend musicals at the Detroit Opera House, carol for area business, and have even been invited to perform with the Toledo Zoo!