The Storm King School is a member of the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA). The Music Arts curriculum features the fundamentals of music in theory and practice. Melody, harmony, rhythm, and form constitute the building blocks. We study ear training, transcription, composition, orchestration, analysis, melody writing, counterpoint, and more, through individual personalized sessions and group seminars. Students read music, compose their own songs, explore different instruments — all in an effort to better understand each student’s personal means of musical expression. Students’ work is performed on both formal and informal concerts and every effort is made to produce near professional recordings. Students have the opportunity to provide soundtracks and may work with dancers, poets, playwrights and more.

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Private music lessons for most instruments are offered weekly. Sessions are taught by some of New York City’s most accomplished professional musicians.

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2020 Arts Weekend Comes to a Close

June 11th, 2020|Arts, Dance, Miscellaneous, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts|

2019-2020 has been an extraordinary and challenging year for all of our students, including our student-artists. After the School’s move to online learning in March, students and faculty alike had to rethink how to effectively deliver an important school event – 2020 Arts Weekend. Usually a vibrant, arts-filled weekend on campus where students showcase their works and talents, this year’s Arts Weekend was forced to go virtual. Thanks to the efforts of the faculty, staff, [...]

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