Music at Pasadena Waldorf School: A Recap of the Spring Serenade
In case you missed it, here’s a recap of Pasadena Waldorf School’s Spring Serenade that occurred early this year…
In Pasadena Waldorf high school, music is taught as a living language through which students express themselves and connect with others as listeners, singers, players, creators, followers, and leaders. PWS welcome and support students of all backgrounds, experiences, and skill level, ranging from beginners to advanced musicians. All students participate in chorus and instrumental ensembles, and every person is a vital part of the experience and sound.
In musicianship classes, students gain facility and confidence with the language of music – through experiential, improvisational, and creative work with powerful systems for understanding and creating melody, rhythm, harmony, and form. Beginning students create a working foundation of skills. Intermediate and advanced students go deeper with these materials and apply them to more complex and adventurous creative work.
Pasadena Waldorf School offer an elective in Music Composition and Songwriting, as well as a student-led music club. The program takes advantage of proximity to Los Angeles’ thriving music scene, and student opportunities have included collaborations with the guest composers and artists, The Songwriting School of Los Angeles. The American Composers Forum, and Sunset Chamber Music.
Pasadena Waldorf School, 536 E. Mendocino St., Altadena, (626) 204-0786 or visit www.pasadenawaldorf.org.