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​Performing in the Christmas Concert

​​​Art Department - Mrs. Diane Spessard
All grade levels are taught the basic art concepts.  The art curriculum incorporates many areas, including drawing, design, painting, clay, and plaster work.  Students are exposed to art history (periods and styles of art, details of famous artists) and are within walking distance of the Westmoreland Museum of American Art.  

The Celebrate the Arts Event held in May of each year allows students to showcase their best art pieces from the school year.

Music Department - Ms. Emma Firment and Mrs. Cheryl Hull
General Music Program
Preschool to Sixth Grade:  All students participate in a 40 minute class that meets twice in a six day cycle.

Vocal Music Program
Fourth, Fifth & Sixth Grades

  • Students may participate in a choir ensemble that meets once a week and perform in two ​​​annual concerts – Christmas and Spring.
  • Students may choose to cantor for school Masses, Prayer Services, and Morning Prayers.Cantors meet as necessary for rehearsal.

Fourth to Sixth Grades

  • Students may audition to perform in a Spring Musical that is performed on the stage in the Aquinas Academy gymnasium.

Hand bell Program
Fourth to Sixth Grades

  • Students may choose to play in a bell choir that rehearses during music class.

​Music Lessons

  • Twenty to thirty minute private music lessons held during school or after school hours
  • Monthly music tuition fee payable to Mrs. Hull directly at the beginning of each month
  • Grades 1-6 lessons available for piano, violin, and guitar
  • Grades 4-6 lessons available for flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, baritone, and percussion
  • Playing opportunities for beginning and advanced students include two school concerts in December and May, school Masses, PEP assemblies, Night of the Arts, piano recitals, and nursing home visits
  • Weekly rehearsal for Advanced Band – Tuesdays at 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm/Thursdays at 7:45 am to 8:15 am
  • Weekly rehearsal for Violin Ensemble – Wednesdays at 7:45 am to 8:15 am