The music program at St. Ann School is fun and uplifting. The music teacher, Mrs. Kris Morice, brings her 25+ years of experience in Archdiocesan elementary and secondary schools. She also has been Music Minister, Choir Director and accompanist at several churches in the St. Louis region.
St. Ann students have a long and proud reputation of singing with strength and power. This is nowhere more evident than in their participation at Mass every Wednesday. At Mass, the classes take turns being the choir for the celebration. When it is their turn to be the choir, they also have input on the music that will be used in the service.
In Music class, the students are taught proper singing technique, as well as music history and theory, depending on the grade level. Mrs. Morice firmly believes that music should be approached as a skill that can be learned by everybody and not just for those with an exceptional talent or gift.
Students are encouraged to participate fully, whether it be by singing, playing a classroom instrument, or dancing. Everyone can and should join in. Upper block students also learn to read and write music, and the Eighth Graders study the history of the Broadway Musical. Videos are shown to highlight particular shows and help bring them to life.
All grade levels have various musical performances and events throughout the year. All students participate on Fine Arts Night during Catholic Schools Week. The Eighth Grade performs a yearly musical. And each year, one to two grade levels participate in the Archdiocesan Song Festival. Field trips vary from year to year.
Making music is the birthright of every human being, regardless of perceived “talent”. At St. Ann School all students have the opportunity to explore the gift of God to the fullest. Let the music begin!