Cannon's Lower School music program uses the Orff Approach where children begin with what they do instinctively: play! Imitation, experimentation, and personal expression occur naturally as students become confident, life-long musicians and creative problem solvers. The Orff Approach to teaching is a model for optimal learning in 21st Century classrooms. This video, Orff Schulwerk Sing Say Dance Play and More, gives additional information and includes an example of the Orff Approach:
In our Middle School music ensembles, students learn to work together and communicate as artists. Whether in Chorus, Band, or Strings, students build mastery through practice and consistent playing and/or singing. Students study music from a variety of genres and are expected to participate in two or three concerts per year. Private lessons are recommended but not required.
Upper School students have a wide selection of courses from which to choose, including Jazz Combo, Strings Ensemble, Concert Chorus, Band, and Music Technology.
Music education creates long lasting friendships and relationships. Students involved in chorus, band, or orchestra bond over their love and enjoyment of music. They share exciting moments together through music, help develop one another’s abilities, and become a support system for each other.
Our students learn to be strong visual communicators and find a real passion for making arts.
Each division offers students the opportunity to experiment and explore as they become life-long musicians and creative problem solvers.
Cannon offers students the opportunity to explore acting and stagecraft, and participate in several theater performances annually.
From the Campbell Gallery and Cindric Performing Arts Center to the media production room, Cannon offers students amazing spaces to home their artistic skills.
Parents at Cannon is a dynamic group of four parent volunteer organizations that enhance campus life for our students, parents, faculty, and staff.