Atlanta International School’s Department of Music, which has four full-time and three part-time faculty members, serves the needs of over 1000 students in grades 3K-12.
Through academic music classes, co-curricular music performance ensembles, and an extensive after school private music lessons program
, students create, participate in, and reflect upon music from their own background and those of others. In doing so, they learn about different cultures and better empathize with them.
Academic courses in music include Primary School instruction, with some classes in Lower Primary taught in the target language; Middle School general music; and Upper School advanced music as well as the IB Diploma Program in music at both higher and standard levels.
Co-curricular music performance ensembles are a major component of life at AIS and teach students how to successfully work and collaborate with others. In both the Primary School and Middle School, we offer chorus, strings, and band; and in the Upper School, we offer ensembles including three different choral groups, a concert band, and a string orchestra.