MUSIC

Tulsa’s only PreK-Grade 12 independent Episcopal school celebrates its 100-year anniversary in 2021-22.
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Performing ensembles and opportunities to showcase student talent.

Music is offered at every grade level at Holland Hall. Students may participate in musical programs at every level of experience and ability.  Beginning in Primary School, students begin a musical journey that will present them with ongoing opportunities to grow and develop as musicians through Middle and Upper School.

Primary School Music

The Holland Hall music department has created general goals that are adapted to the developmental level of our PreK – 3rd Grade students. Music classes provide a natural vehicle for individual creative expression and personal growth. The Primary School music program aims to develop each student’s musicianship by becoming an active, creative participant. Students will experience music through movement, songs, speech, and instrument playing which prepares them for music reading and writing. This is based on the creative teaching approach developed by Carl Orff. Our curriculum provides students with age-appropriate skills and a beginning understanding of composing, performing, reading and writing music, and music analysis.

Middle School Strings
Middle School Band
Upper School Orchestra
Upper School Band

Students continue the advancement of playing skills – private lessons are encouraged for first chair positions and all-district auditions. Classroom auditions are held to solidify music fundamentals such as scales, arpeggios, accountability for individual sections in folder music, and general musicianship.

The class includes smaller specialty groups including:

  • Pep Band
  • Concert Band
  • Drum Line
  • Jazz Band
  • Jazz Combo
  • Small Ensembles

Participation at public performances is required.

Middle School Vocal Music
Upper School Vocal Music