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Music

Middle School Courses

  • Grade 6 Performing Arts (required)
  • Beginning Band
  • Concert Band
  • Symphonic Band
  • Choir
  • Beginning Orchestra
  • Concert Orchestra

 

High School Courses

Grade 9


  • Digital Music Production
  • Chamber Choir
  • String Orchestra
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Jazz Band
  • Guitar

Grade 10


  • Digital Music Production
  • Chamber Choir
  • String Orchestra
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Jazz Band
  • Guitar

Grade 11


  • Digital Music Production
  • Chamber Choir
  • String Orchestra
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Jazz Band
  • Guitar
  • IB Music SL/HL Yr 1

Grade 12


  • Digital Music Production
  • Chamber Choir
  • String Orchestra
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Jazz Band
  • Guitar
  • IB Music SL/HL Yr 2

AMIS Music

With over 120 member schools on five continents, AMIS provides a network of support for music programs in international schools all over the globe through the presentation of professional conferences, academic workshops, and ensemble festivals. Every year, ISB participates in the various AMIS Honor Festivals for middle and high school students who demonstrate particular excellence in either Band or Choir. Students must audition with a recorded audition to perform in the festival. In September of 2023, 3 ISB Jazz Band students were selected by audition to travel to the Hague, the Netherlands in order to learn and perform a wide range of jazz repertoire under the guidance of top international jazz educators and musicians.

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IASAS Strings

The eight IASAS Strings delegates participate in three events: Solo, Small Ensemble, and Large Ensemble. Ensemble rehearsals take place 2 times a week, with additional rehearsals involving the piano faculty & delegates throughout the season. Before traveling to the host school for the Cultural Convention for Music, delegates perform in a showcase performance at ISB. At the Cultural Convention, delegates have the opportunity to collaborate with and observe delegates from the other IASAS schools, as well as perform in adjudications with professional practitioners and a performance led by a renowned guest conductor.

IASAS Vocals

The IASAS Vocal Team is an opportunity for dedicated singers to enhance their vocal and collaborative skills. The team meets twice a week with a few extra weekend rehearsals to prepare for the Showcase Performance in February and the Cultural Convention even in March. Students will prepare an Art Song solo, a small ensemble set and a series of large ensemble vocal works. Students will need to commit to the rehearsals after school, but are also expected to spend time at home practicing their pieces and developing their vocal skills and techniques.

IASAS Piano

Piano delegates, totaling 3 spots, have a versatile role in the IASAS music program. The piano delegates perform solo pieces and collaborate with at least three instrumental or vocal delegates at the CC showcase at ISB in February and travel to the IASAS host school in March each year. They participate in masterclasses, adjudication, and potential solo performances from among the 6 IASAS schools. Students not only perform and receive instruction but also watch performances by piano delegates from the other 5 IASAS schools.

Since 2021, ISB has offered two spots for the piano home team. This team participates in the CC showcase at ISB by performing piano four-hand pieces but does not travel to other IASAS schools. The experience benefits students through collaboration between two pianists, enhancing their listening and ensemble skills in piano 4-hand repertoire. It's a fun and enjoyable opportunity to work with another pianist.

IASAS Band

The IASAS CC band season and convention enable eight delegates to gain rewarding experiences as musicians, teammates, and leaders. Delegates extend their skills by preparing challenging solo and ensemble/octet repertoire, and they have multiple performance opportunities to highlight their skills and musicality; these include ISB's CC showcase as well as professional adjudications at CC. Through twice weekly ensemble/octet rehearsals, band delegates build strong bonds, creating a solid chamber ensemble and lasting friendships. Finally, performing advanced literature in the CC festival band with delegates from other IASAS schools is a mountaintop experience. When band delegates return from IASAS CC, they share their experience through leadership in band class to heighten the level of the band program.

HS Music Clubs

  • ARCO
  • Music4Opportunity
  • PEP Band Club
  • VOX
  • Jazz Society
  • Panther Music