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 based on a sensory learning experience, where children come to understand this symbolic language through singing, playing, listening and moving.
Our student-centred curriculum is designed around Orff-Schulwerk, Dalcroze and Kodály Music Education methodologies, providing future focussed experiences for our students learn about diverse musical traditions and styles. Guided by an exceptional group of professional musicians all of our Primary students have the unique experience of performing in large music ensembles.
Aspiring musicians are mentored by our IGS Artists-in-Residence, and we also offer specialist classes in composition with the IGS Composer-in-Residence. Students are also provided with the opportunity to participate in the enriching tradition, inclusive of Regional, Interstate and International Music Tours, Music Festivals and the Musical Production.
The learning of music as a language is intrinsically linked to the broader School Curriculum through various inter-departmental collaborations, and interconnected to the importance of language and culture at IGS.
As part of the diverse range of music offerings at IGS, students are afforded the opportunity to participate in private vocal and instrumental tuition delivered by exceptional specialist music tutors. As an extension to the private music tuition program, and as an extension to their learning in developing ensemble skills, students are expected to join an IGS music ensemble that matches their age and level of ability in the IGS Music Ensembles Program. These Co-Curricular Ensembles are inclusive of String Groups, a Symphony Orchestra, Concert Bands, Jazz Bands, Rock Bands and a number of Chamber Groups. There is a place for all styles of musical learning and development. Ensembles perform at a range of functions, festivals, camps and evening concerts throughout the year.