Music and singing are a big part of the fine arts at St. Paul's.  We have many fine musicians on staff which enable us to expose our students to beauty, truth and goodness.  Music Theory is taught at each grade level.  Hymns are mstpaulstudentssingemorized and sung each week in classrooms and during weekly chapel.  St. Paul's also offers Choir.

GRADES 3-4 CHOIR:

Choristers is our 3rd / 4th grade choir. All students in grades 3 and 4 are required to participate in the choir, which rehearses once a week during the school day. Our goal is to provide students with basic, fundamental choral skills in the classical tradition, preparing them for the next level of choral training (Youth Choir). All 3rd and 4th graders are expected to participate in our 8:30 a.m. worship service once a month (typically the fourth Sunday, but check the calendar). Each month, their rehearsal/training culminates in singing for this worship service, therefore it is considered part of the "academic experience" (the quarterly report card grade is affected by attendance/participation on those Sundays).

GRADES 5-6 and 7-8 CHOIR:

Youth Choir is split into our 5th -6th grade choir and 7th-8th grade choir. Students in grades 5-8 may choose to participate in choir (not mandatory), or they enroll in a Music Appreciation (1 semester) and Art Appreciation (1 semester) for the year. While this choral experience is voluntary, the students are expected to follow through with their commitment to the choir for the school year once they have enrolled. The Youth Choir experience is an extension / expansion of the skills learned in Choristers. Students will be challenged (vocally & musically) to develop their skills in range, tone, harmony, and theory as they work through increasingly more difficult musical selections throughout the year. They will be exposed to a variety of sacred and secular music, singing in a number of different settings (i.e. worship services, choral workshop demonstrations, concerts, music festivals, possible CD recording sessions, other).

Both Youth Choirs practice once a week during the school day. All choir members are expected to participate in our 8:30 a.m. worship service once a month (typically the second Sunday, but check the calendar). Each month, their rehearsal/training culminates in singing for this worship service, therefore it is considered part of the "academic experience" (the quarterly report card grade is affected by attendance/participation on those Sundays). Youth Choir members are also expected to be present for any other "special singing engagement/performance" during the year.