The Music program at The Albany Academies

provides students with the opportunity to grow as musicians and critical thinkers as they learn to perform, analyze, and appreciate music from a wide variety of historical periods and cultures. The Albany Academies are proud to offer a variety of courses for students of all ages to explore the musical field.

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  • Lower School

    The music classroom is always active as music is something that should be experienced with the entire body. In every music class, students sing, dance and play music games.
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  • Middle School

    The Middle School Music program expands on the performance opportunities for student-musicians. 
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  • Upper School

    Upper School students have the opportunity to continue the development of technical ability, improved characteristic tone quality, and mature musicianship within the ensemble setting.
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Additional Opportunities

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  • AP Music Theory

  • Music Appreciation

    Music Appreciation involves a study of Western and World music in its evolution from pre-Greek to contemporary with an emphasis on cultural context. Students will learn to recognize the stylistic features and performance practices of each major genre of music. Music Appreciation is designed to provide students with the written, aural and analytical skills necessary to understand music more fully. Students acquire skills in ear training, sight singing, musical notation, interval recognition, scale development and harmonic progression. Students will create compositions, starting with composing for solo instruments, progressing to composing for ensembles, which may be performed at the school concerts and recitals. Each student will end the course with a portfolio of written and recorded musical compositions.


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  • Photo of Joseph Jacobs

    Joseph Jacobs 

    Music Teacher
  • Photo of Alexandra Kouloriotis

    Alexandra Kouloriotis 

    Middle School Music Teacher
    (518) 429-2300
  • Photo of Jennifer Stella

    Jennifer Stella 

    AA Lower School Music Teacher
  • Photo of Matthew Streifert

    Matthew Streifert 

    Music and Theater Teacher
    (518) 429-2300

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