Music Program

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.

List of 4 items.

  • Primary School Performance Ensembles

    We provide students with many wonderful opportunities to participate in band, chorus or orchestra, all three of which are led by a very talented and capable group of music educators helping to develop and shape our Primary School student musicians.

    Primary School Ensembles

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Allegro Orchestra (Beginning Level: 0 - 2 Years of instruction on string instrument)
    • Presto Orchestra (Intermediate Level: 1.5 or more years of instruction on string instrument - Students should be able to read and play music in the key of D and G Major.)
    The Primary School Orchestra Director will help determine skill level and appropriate placement for ensembles.
  • Secondary School Performance Ensembles

    Co-curricular Secondary School Performance Ensembles include band, chorus and orchestra.  For students who are interested in participating in both an ensemble and an athletic team, you can. The Music and Athletic departments work together to accommodate student participation. Students and families will receive the policy in the information packet provided at our first meeting.

    Middle School Ensembles

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Strings

    Upper School Ensembles

    • Band
    • Basso Chor (formerly Men's Chorus)
    • Treble Chorale (formerly Women's Chorale)
    • US Mixed Chorale
    • US Strings
  • Calendar of Music Performances for 2020-2021

    Performance date decisions will be updated later in the school year.
  • AIS Recital Series

    The Recital Series allows AIS students to demonstrate their individual achievements in a solo recital setting. The recitals begin at 6:00 p.m. and last approximately one hour and are open to the public. 

    Which recitals may my student participate in?
     
    • Recitals I - IV are open to ALL AIS student musicians at any ability level
    • Recital V is an AIS After School Lessons Program Showcase and is open only to students enrolled in the  AIS After School Lessons program.
     
     
    Recital Dates
     

    Recital date decisions will be updated later in the school year.

Contact Us

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Greg Hucks

    Greg Hucks 

    Director of Choruses; Music
  • Photo of Karen Peters

    Karen Peters 

    Upper Primary School Music
  • Photo of Dina Rosas

    Dina Rosas 

    Director of Bands; Music
  • Photo of Rebecca Wade-Chung

    Rebecca Wade-Chung 

    Director of Strings Ensembles; Music

Atlanta International School

A private, non-profit, international, IB World School for grades 3K-12, featuring full and dual-immersion language programs.

2890 North Fulton Drive

Atlanta, Georgia 30305, USA
404.841.3840