Arts

Music

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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Vocal and Instrumental NYSSMA Festival this year will be June 1-2 at Shaker Junior High School. Students who are interested in registering should send the following information to Ms Alex Kouloriotis NO LATER THAN MONDAY, APRIL 16th!
              • Student name and grade
              • Instrument or voice part
              • Solo Level (I-VI/All- State)
              • Festival time preference (Friday PM, Saturday AM, or Saturday PM)
Costs for NYSSMA this year are the following: Levels I-IV $16, V-VI- $24, All-State $30. Checks should be made out to The Albany Academies.

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.
  • Piano Lessons

    We are pleased to offer private piano instructions through our school. The lessons are not sponsored by the Academies but are offered as a service to our families and students. The lessons are provided during free periods or after school from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on the AA & AAG campuses. Please note that we will not allow a student to miss class during the school day to take a lesson.

    If you are interested in piano lessons, please contact Eleanor Van Pelt at (518) 273-4458 or ehvanpelt1216@gmail.com. All arrangements should be made between parents and Ms. Van Pelt. The Albany Academies are not involved with scheduling or canceling lessons or accepting payment for the lessons. 

    For more information on Morey Hall please visit his website at www.moreyhallmusic.com.

Faculty

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Upcoming Arts Events

The Albany Academy

Albany Academy for Girls

Schellenberger Alumni/ae Center