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 5 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.

    In order to support our lessons programs and band and orchestra, we are excited to offer an annual Instrument Petting Zoo in the fall, which allows families to explore instruments in an interactive way in an effort to help your child make an informed decision. Please attend the Fall 2019 Instrument Petting Zoo on Saturday, August 24th from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. in the AIS Auditorium. We will have a vendor present for your rent instruments on the spot.
  • 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.
  • Rehearsal Schedule

    Primary School Ensembles

    Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:10 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.


    Mondays & Thursdays, 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

    Allegro Orchestra (Beginning Level: 0 - 2 Years of instruction on string instrument): 
    Thursdays, 3:05 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    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.): 
    Wednesdays, 3:05 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Primary School Descriptors
    Contact Mrs. Valkova to determine your child’s appropriate PS String ensemble eligibility.

    Middle School Ensembles

    Tuesdays, 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Thursdays, 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Tuesdays, 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Thursdays, 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


    Tuesdays, 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Thursdays, 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Upper School Ensembles

    Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Basso Chor (formerly Men's Chorus):
    Mondays & every other Thursday, 7:15 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

    Treble Chorale (formerly Women's Chorale):
    Tuesdays & every other Thursday, 7:15 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

    US Mixed Chorale:
    Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    US Strings:
    Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Calendar of Music Performances for 2019 - 2020

    Large Ensemble Concerts / Events

    Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 7:00 p.m.
    Madrigal Feast - PS/MS/US Choirs Performs
    Ticket Sales will open in October 2019

    Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 3:00 p.m.
    Primary School Band/Orchestra Winter Concert

    Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 3:00 p.m.
    Middle and Upper School Band/Orchestra Winter Concert

    Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 2:30 p.m.
    PS Band, Chorus, Orchestra Spring Concert

    Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 5:30 p.m.
    US Band, Chorus, Orchestra Spring Concert

    Sunday, May 17, 2020 - 3:00 p.m. 
    MS Band/Orchestra/Chorus Concerts

  • 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. Registration forms are accepted on a first come first serve basis and acceptance will be cut off once it is deemed the hour time slot is filled. No partial or incomplete submissions will be accepted.

    Registration forms are linked to the dates below. Click on the date you are interested in your student performance to take place and complete the form.  

    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
    May 12, 2020: Recital V - AIS After School Lessons Showcase Recital

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