“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” - Plato
We live in a culture which tends to ignore or downplay things of the spirit; still, human authenticity is most manifest in those activities that point to the transcendental aspect of human nature. At Holy Child Catholic School, we reject the current trend in primary school education which relegates the fine arts to an after thought. Music and choral instruction is an important part of every student’s education at Holy Child Catholic School. Music is one of the myriad ways by which our minds and souls can rise to contemplation of God and the mysteries of his beautiful creation. We also offer instrumental lessons to our student body after school. In short we want to develop a culture of music at Holy Child Catholic School and we fully believe that music—like math and science—should be a part of the lives of all our students. A life without good music is impoverished.
Students participate in choral instruction in all grade levels as part of our curriculum. Students learn sacred music, solfège, sight reading, harmony, chanting, and music history.
Choir is open to students in 4th-8th grade. The choir provides beautiful music to Mass on Thursdays and practices weekly.
The highlight of the Fall choir season is the Christmas concert/Children's Mass on Christmas Eve. At Fine Arts night in the Fall and Spring, students have an opportunity to present choral and solo performances.
Suzuki Strings Program
The Holy Child Catholic School Suzuki Violin Program is designed to offer key elements of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki's method of instruction on the HCCS campus. Beginning at the Kindergarten level, students - in partnership with their parents - may choose to play the violin, viola, or cello. Click here to learn more!
Students who are interested in learning piano through the Suzuki method may take advantage of a local piano instructor. The instructor teaches private lessons twice a week (Mondays and Thursdays) on HCCS's campus after the close of the school day. She is also available to teach at her studio in Albuquerque. Click here to inquire further!