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Vision Statement:

At the music department of Escondido Adventist Academy (EAA), our vision is a school community that recognizes and appreciates high quality music and consistently produces accomplished, intelligent musicians with a heart for God and for service.

 

Mission Statement

To bring that vision to reality, we provide a comprehensive, exceptional music education program to students in grades kindergarten through the twelfth grade within a SDA Christian framework.

 

Purpose Statement

Our purpose is connecting people to each other and to God, through the gift of music.

 

Levels of Musical Involvement

We recognize that, like adults, each students' interest in music will vary from person to person. With that in mind, we have identified three levels of musical involvement to distinguish between different types of musicians or music lovers. These three levels correlate to the levels of potential involvement in music for EAA students.

 

  • Patron––well-rounded person; recognizes and appreciates high quality music
  • Hobbyist––casual musician; sings or plays an instrument for his/her own pleasure or with others for musical and social fulfillment
  • Professional––may be a full-time musician, music teacher and/or music industry professional or may perform as a secondary source of income; performs at a very high level of musical competence.
 

Elementary (Kindergarten through fourth grade)

  • Patron (core curriculum):
    • Choir
    • Music fundamentals
    • Music history and appreciation
    • 2nd grade Recorders
    • 3rd/4th grade Ukuleles

 

Hobbyist/Professional (elective; additional fees may apply):

  • Jubilate––the treble choir open to boys and girls in grades 1-4 with unchanged voices or to students who can comfortably sing in the treble range
  • Private voice, piano or other instrument lessons––Instruction fees vary

 

Middle school (Fifth through eighth grade)

  • Patron (core curriculum):
    • Choir
    • Music history and appreciation
    • Music theory
    • 5th grade Handchimes
    • 6th grade Beginning Handbells

 

  • Hobbyist/Professional (elective; additional fees may apply):
    • Junior Glee––show choir open to students in grades 5-8
    • Junior Ringers––the intermediate handbell choir open by audition or invitation to students in grades 7-8
    • Private voice, piano or other instrument lessons––Instruction fees vary
 
 

High school (Ninth through twelfth grade)

  • Hobbyist/Professional (elective; additional fees may apply):
    • Chorale––the high school choir open to grades 9-12; successful completion of this class (2 full years) satisfies UC and California state college fine arts requirements
    • Chamber Singers––the high school advanced choir open to students in grades 9-12 by audition only; students who audition should have good vocal technique and should be able to read music
    • SonaBella––the advanced high school handbell choir open to students in grades 9-12; by audition or invitation only; students who audition understand basic handbell technique and should be able to read music
    • Private voice, piano or other instrument lessons––Instruction fees vary