Donahue Academy’s music program spans the entire 12 year educational career for our students. From learning the basics of rhythm to singing in our polyphonic choir, students develop their musical talents as part of our Catholic, classical curriculum.
The goals for all music courses at Donahue Academy are:
To explore truth, beauty, and goodness in music
To learn how to be musically expressive – to communicate feelings and ideas through music
To create live musical experiences, individually and as an ensemble
To learn proper instrumental technique, especially with the voice
To speak and think critically about music
To develop aesthetic values about pieces or styles based on their inherent musical concepts
Music from the Sacred Tradition of the Roman Catholic Church serves as the focus of the program. Appreciation of classical music also will be fostered through exposure. By the end of their musical training at Donahue Academy, students will have been exposed to ear training and sight-reading skills that will help increase musicianship and will be able to identify and demonstrate:
Proper posture and breathing in relation to the making of music
Proper vocal technique and vocal health
Theoretical and historical concepts in music
Our High School Choir normally sings at All School Daily Mass on Friday. Every Spring, they perform a public concert for all to hear. Below is the 2022 Spring Concert, which included several songs from our 6th Grade Choir.