Students become singers, players, listeners, readers and creators of music through a sequential course of study that is an essential part of our core curriculum. Students discover their speaking, talking, shouting, and singing voices so that singing becomes as natural as speaking. 

Aural, visual and kinesthetic activities establish a musical foundation for the whole child, allowing the innate joy of singing to emerge. The words that are sung represent cultures as diverse as the student body and concepts as extensive as our curriculum. Both on and off-campus, ensembles use music to connect with the communities we are a part of.

From Orff instruments to recorders, hand chimes to African drums, to string and band instruments, Randolph provides opportunities for all students to explore instrumental music in a program that is rooted in European and American traditions and the philosophy of music educator Zoltan Kodaly. 

Randolph students learn an appreciation for the hard work and discipline needed to achieve success in music and in life. Instrumental and vocal music study gives students a connection to the aesthetic beauty of our world captured by the great composers throughout history.

Program Highlights

  • Our 7th/8th Grade Band and the Upper School Band both received overall “Superior” ratings by a panel of collegiate adjudicators, 2010, 2011, 2012.
  • Lower School Music Teacher Lea Hoppe was the 2010 recipient of the Huntsville Youth Orchestra's Harold J. Wilson Music Educator of the Year Award .
  • Young Voices, the 3rd/4th grade choir, performed Liberation with the UAHuntsville Wind Ensemble in a unique collaboration with reknowned composer David Maslanka (see rehearsal video, right)
  • Music Mission trips connect students with other audiences in the region.