The St Aidan’s Music Department strives to engender a love of music of all kinds, while engaging students in musical pursuits that serve their varying needs and passions. Students from Kindy to Year 12 are actively involved in singing, playing, reading, writing, improvising, composing, analysing and reflecting on music. At the core of musical development is the advancement of each child’s personal musicianship and creativity. Musicianship refers to knowledge, skill, and artistic sensitivity in performing music and can be educated in every child. Creative thinking is a skill critical to success in our everchanging modern world and music provides a vehicle through which this skill can be explored and developed.
Unique musical experiences for St Aidan’s girls have been offered through curriculum music lessons, co-curricular programs such as Beginner Band and Junior Singers Choir, the Private Tuition Program and Extracurricular Ensembles such as Choir, Strings and Band. In addition to daily or weekly interactions during these activities, special events throughout the year have punctuated the St Aidan’s musical tapestry to further enrich the musical lives of our girls and provide opportunities for public performance. These events included recitals, concerts, assemblies, The Anglican Schools Music Festival, State Honours Ensemble Program, Ambrose Treacy College Combined Workshop and Concert, individual examinations, as well as services, open mornings and award ceremonies.
Students perform at dedicated music events in Autumn and Gala Concerts, as well as the three Performing Arts Recitals. Music is often showcased at the Art Shows, Open Mornings and Open Days, providing prospective families an opportunity to see the talented students in the school ensembles. St Aidan’s is often strongly represented in the Australian Honours Ensemble Program, State Honours Ensemble Program, Queensland Youth Orchestra Program, Queensland Young Conservatorium Ensembles Program and the Australian Youth Orchestra Young Symphonists Program.