The Music Department strives to teach students about the technical principles of music, to expose them to a diversity of styles and genres ranging from the renaissance to contemporary popular music and to provide them with the tools to create expressive pieces of art. The development of technique, exposure to historical and contemporary music, and freedom of expression are all integral to empowering students with the skills to be independent, creative, and critical thinkers, as well as successful musicians and literate consumers of music.
The music program at Innovation Academy offers students a wide range of opportunities for experienced and inexperienced students. The program offers coursework in Choral and Instrumental Music as well as a variety of other electives including Music Technology and American Popular Music.
The High School Chorus and Instrumental Ensemble are currently open to all high school students. Chorale is open to students in grades 10-12. The Chorus and Chorale rehearse and perform repertoire ranging from madrigals, sacred, and secular contemporary music. They perform throughout the school year at school-wide events, Exhibition Night, and concerts. In addition, students in chorus gain the technical, theoretical, and aural skills to become stronger individual performers and to contribute to the success of the group as a whole.