The fundamental objective of the music education project at Agora Sant Cugat International School is to provide pupils with an active experience of music. At our international school, music education transcends the classroom and is part of our personal, school, cultural, and social daily life. In this way, beyond the demands of the official curriculum, our pupils receive a solid music education, offering them great benefits which will contribute to their academic and personal development.
Aside from the official and obligatory curriculum, all our pupils learn at least one musical instrument (piano, violin, viola, violoncello, etc.), develop their vocal skills until 6th Primary and perform regularly in the different concerts which are scheduled each year. They also have the opportunity to belong to the school orchestra or choir groups, since Agora Sant Cugat International School has a band, an orchestra, and a choir.
Within the curriculum, the pupils have 2 hours a week of music. From 1st Primary onwards the pupils play 1 string instrument, and in 3rd Primary they start with a wind instrument, or continue with string. Thanks to our link with the Liceu Conservatoire, our music project follows the evaluation and scheduling criteria of this prestigious conservatoire, something which enables pupils to participate in different activities, events, concerts, and instrument meetings organised by the Liceu Conservatoire. Furthermore, following the programme of this institution offers the possibility for pupils who wish to do so to obtain the Elementary Diploma of the Liceu Conservatoire, and the possibility to continue with Advanced Level studies.
Music, which educates in self-discipline and effort, sensitivity, order, precision, and teamwork, blends naturally with the different areas of school life, impregnating academic life, education, and personal relationships.
Music is part of our identity as a school. Through this discipline we enrich their sensitivity and their emotions, we help to educate in self-discipline, team work, auditory discrimination, and accuracy, among other values. The performances and activities scheduled over the course of the school year boost relationships and co-operative work among the pupils. Throughout the academic year, the pupils participate in the school’s Christmas, spring, and end-of-year performances, as well as in the NACE group International Music Week, and others.