The Pilgrim Academy is home to two graded orchestras, a mixed high school choir, and two handbell groups. In addition to holding two concerts annually, our ensembles compete statewide each year and often nationally; and the choir tours area churches.
Festival Orchestra has been in existence for over 20 years and is a pioneer in Christian school music education.
The Pilgrim Academy Choir enjoys garnering a large cross section of the high school student body as our schedule allows all students to audition.
Pilgrim’s elementary school curriculum is based on the Kodály music education philosophy in which traditional folk songs, singing games, and rhymes are used as tools to teach music reading. From a very young age students are physically moving with music, playing Orff classroom instruments, and being instructed in healthy vocal technique.
Preschoolers meet daily for music and K-3 students meet twice a week. 4th through 6th grade students continue building music skills in class once a week and meet for Boys and Girls Choir once a week.
A varied selection of instrument lessons are offered for an additional fee from the school’s instrumental teacher, Jon Holland.
7th and 8th Grades have music class for two semesters each. The composite curriculum includes: music reading with hand chimes, classical music history and appreciation, musicianship drills and composing projects.