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Music & Choir

The formal study of music is integral to classical Catholic education. Indeed, the word "music" is derived from the Greek "musikê" which refers to the different art forms that are considered to be divinely inspired, for the Greeks, by the Muses, and for Christians, by Almighty God operative within human nature. To neglect the study of music would be to neglect a divine gift intended to beautify and ennoble human life.

First, academy students are trained in sacred liturgical music so that we can offer our best to Almighty God at Holy Mass. Second, and with a focus on the classical tradition and its major forms, academy students learn to identify and appreciate a variety of musical genres and composers. Third, academy students learn to read music and to develop the habits that support musical appreciation and musical performance.

Concerts and Choirs

Each year our students put on a Christmas Concert and a Spring Concert. The high quality of these programs demonstrates that Aquinas has expert music instruction and a first rate music program.

In addition to these two concerts, all of our students learn hymns and chant so that they can participate fully at Holy Mass. Many students also have the opportunity to join one or more of the academy choirs.

St. Cecilia Choir: practicing at least once a week during school hours, the St. Cecilia Choir leads the singing at each academy Mass. This choir is open to all students in grades 6 - 8.