Music

Music – our ‘other’ Language

Music plays a significant and integral part in the education offered at IGS. Our aim is to provide students with a high quality music education in an energetic and creative environment.

At IGS, music making begins in Preschool with an emphasis on singing.

Listening, vocal and instrumental performance and composition skills build throughout Early Learning, Primary and early High School years, following the principles of Orff Schulwerk. Music may be selected as an elective to HSC level.

Our young musicians enjoy diverse musical traditions and styles. Their talent is fostered through visits to and from professional musicians and ensembles, tutorials with the IGS composer-in-residence and the chance to perform on a biennial overseas music tour.

Private vocal and instrumental studies are also offered. Many students join our co-curricular music ensembles, including a symphony orchestra, string orchestras, concert bands, rock and jazz bands, chamber groups and choirs. They perform at a range of functions, festivals and evening concerts throughout the year.