Students participate in choral instruction in all grade levels.
Choir is open to students in 4th-8th grade. The highlight of the Fall choir season is the Christmas concert/Children's Mass on Christmas Eve. Students learn sacred music, solfège, sight reading, harmony, chanting and music history. At Fine Arts night in the spring, students have an opportunity to present choral and solo performances.
All students have the opportunity to take art classes once a week with Mrs. Melissa Daugherty. By the time the students have had Mrs. Daugherty for a few years, they can understand and apply fairly sophisticated art concepts.
The Holy Child Catholic School Suzuki Violin Program- The Suzuki Strings Program is designed to offer on the HCCS campus key elements of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki's method of instruction. Beginning at the preschool level, students - in partnership with their parents - may choose to play the violin, viola, or cello. With dedication, students can expect to achieve a level sufficient to participate in the well-respected Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program by the fourth grade level.
Mrs. Emily Gray began playing violin at the age of 6 in a Suzuki program much like the one offered at Holy Child Catholic School and hasn’t put her instrument down since! Finding that her passion was for working with children, she studied elementary education and string pedagogy at UNM and completed her long-term Suzuki training in 2005. She has taught private and group violin lessons in the East Mountains for 18 years.
Miss Maris Daugherty (bio needed)
Suzuki Program Syllabus
We also have a classical pianist providing private piano 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.