Please view the information that follows to see the exciting ways students make music at Our Savior Lutheran School! Please contact Kantor Keith Vieregge for additional information about music at Our Savior Lutheran School. I would love to chat with you!
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Kantor Kieth Vieregge
248-887-3836 ext. 106
Early Elementary Music — Four-year-old Preschool-Grade 1
During class time, youngsters engage in learning the fundamentals of music through singing. Students learn music for special school events such as the Children’s Christmas
Service, Fine Arts Night, and Grandparents’ Day. The repertoire includes Christian hymns and folk songs.
Primary Choristers — Grades 2 and 3
Primary Choristers rehearse twice weekly during school hours and occasionally provide music for the Divine Service and school events. Primary Choristers is primarily a training
choir in which, through demonstration and repetition, singers learn techniques and develop habits that lead to beautiful singing, and basic musicianship, and prepare them
for more advanced singing in the later grades.
Junior Choristers — Grades 4 and 5
Junior Choristers rehearse twice weekly during school hours and provide music for the Divine Service about once a month, as well as a few school events throughout the school
year. Junior Choristers learn and practice proper vocal technique, basic note-reading skills, simple part-singing, and fundamentals of musicianship
Choristers — Grades 6 through 8
Choristers rehearse twice weekly during school hours and provide music for the Divine Service about once a month. The choir also participates annually in the Lutheran Schools
Music Festival, as well as other school events throughout the school year. Choristers continue to practice and refine techniques of beautiful singing- especially part-singing,
broaden awareness of elements of musicianship, and grow in their understanding of Lutheran worship.
Middle School Handbells — Grades 5 through 8
This handbell ensemble is open to students in grades 5 through 8. This ensemble rehearses once a week for one hour after school to prepare the music for Divine Service, the
Lutheran Schools Music Festival, and other school events. Members of this ensemble are taught the basics of ringing technique, music reading skills, and expressive musicianship.
Classroom Music — Grades 1 through 4
Classroom music classes aim to bring students along in their understanding of the elements of music and to appreciate how various masters have applied those elements to
create classic masterpieces. Students learn essential musical concepts through instruction that includes singing, playing or moving activities, and by listening to examples of
composers’ skillful application of those concepts in classic masterpieces.