Music can play a transformational role in children's education. The Juilliard - Nord Anglia Performing Arts Programme has been designed to give students a deep engagement with performing arts — promoting cultural literacy, creativity, critical thinking and collaboration.
Our Music Curriculum
At DCIS your child will follow an innovative embedded arts curriculum created in collaboration with The Juilliard School, a world leader in performing arts education. It enriches the high-quality teaching and learning offered in our schools with the artistic values, traditions and expertise of this prestigious school.
In addition to our rich music curriculum, we provide opportunities for your child to take individual music lessons. This allows our students to further progress with their music skills, to improve both their technique and mastery of their chosen instrument. Here is a list of the instrumental lessons available:
- French Horn
The form for Private Instrumental Tuition can be downloaded from the Parent Portal.
We also have many group opportunities available to our students: Chamber Ensemble, Orchestra, Rock Bands, Choir and Singing Voices. Please direct all further enquiries to: Patrick.Dwyer@dovercourt.edu.sg.
In addition we would like to highlight that there are many opportunities to perform every term with Carols by Candlelight at Christmas, Celebration of the Art in Spring and the DCIS Proms at the end of the school year. There are also numerous lunchtime concerts and music assemblies where our students stage a wide variety of performing arts, from rock concerts to piano solos.
Juilliard - Nord Anglia Performing Arts Programme
Our embedded arts curriculum begins with music. Your child will be drawn into a Juilliard-curated repertoire comprising twelve core categories that encompass a wide range of genres, styles and cultures. Each of the 12 categories is exemplified by an iconic work supplemented with carefully curated extension works, enabling your child to explore different elements of music and its role in our society.
Engaging activities developed by Juilliard will help your child understand the language of music and develop creative skills such as improvisation and composition. Our outstanding teachers will use the Juilliard Creative Classroom to access these and a host of other teaching materials, recordings and videos for their lessons.
Your child will be connected to Juilliard’s worldwide network of performers, teaching artists and curriculum specialists, regularly interacting with them through workshops, masterclasses and performances in our schools. We have seen how working with teachers and artists of this calibre inspires young minds to achieve their dreams, and so we are very proud of our collaboration and the extra dimension it brings to our students.
The keyboard acts as an entry point for music theory learning in our schools. There is no better way for students to understand musical concepts than from first-hand experience. From the age of five, every student will actively use the keyboard to explore the fundamentals of music and notation.