Welcome to ISR’s Music Department!
Music is a vital component of the ISR curriculum and is held in high regard at our school. Over the years, Music at ISR has developed into a program which provides students with a practical approach to composition and performance whilst developing understanding of the most important elements of music. Students build their IB learning skills throughout the entire program, such as inquiry, communication, risk-taking and reflecting, as they learn to progress in their musical abilities.
Students from kindergarten through grade 12 learn how to discover and apply musical elements from simple, yet effective use, through to complex concepts via analysis and critical thinking. This naturally leads to critical and creative thinking skills resulting in high quality composition and performance. The curriculum for grades 9 and 10 prepares students for the Cambridge IGCSE whilst grades 11 and 12 prepares students for the IB Diploma Program. Both courses focus on theory, history, composition and performance.
We also offer diverse and varied SLO® Music activities which all students are encouraged to join. Older students are encouraged to form their own music activities as part of the IB CAS initiative.