Performing Arts

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Introduction

All students at Moira House Girls School have access to specialist music, drama and dance teaching from Pre-Prep through to Sixth Form.

In Music and Drama, schemes of work are designed to develop musicianship, expressive and creative thinking, performing and composing skills alongside an awareness of music and drama from both a western traditional and multicultural standpoint.

Music and drama are delivered through both the curriculum and activities programme throughout the school. In pre, lower and upper prep singing is encouraged and we sing in every music lesson alongside the curriculum work. Students are all given opportunities to perform in classroom concerts, assemblies and school recital evenings and concerts throughout the year. Throughout their time in the prep school girls are given opportunities through the curriculum to play the recorder, trumpet, ukulele, percussion instruments and develop basic keyboard skills. In Drama students explore various forms of performance and communication whilst dance training is offered through many activities and specialist individual and group lessons

In the senior school and sixth forms students can follow GCSE and A Level Music, Drama and Dance courses and all students are expected to continue developing their practical skills both in class and through the many music dance and drama activities that run across the whole school. We also are looking to offer an exciting BTEC Musical Theatre programme to our sixth form students from September 2017.

We have a vast range of weekly activities and also run an exciting programme of evening activities under the banner: ‘The School of Music and Performing Arts.

In these classes students have access to the following supervised activities:
  • Musical Theatre Exam Classes
  • Supervised Practice
  • Music Theory and Aural
Students can use these classes to enhance their learning experience and progress towards examinations.

On Friday evenings we use the time for rehearsing the current school production.

In short, we have a wonderful time working with an incredible array of talented girls. We pride ourselves on the happy positive working relationships in our school and in our department and we offer an enormous range of learning and performing opportunities to our girls. Please do not hesitate to contact me for any further information.

Mr Robert Cousins  
Director of Music and Performing Arts.