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Excellence in the arts and music lies at the heart of the TASIS mission and history. Music classes are included in the curriculum in all three divisions of the school. Lessons focus on music appreciation, listening, creating/composition, and performing.

Elementary School

Singing is at the heart of the Elementary School Core Knowledge program, and students are also actively involved in making music together with a wide range of percussion instruments. Additionally, we offer an ES choir, a guitar club, and a junior string ensemble as part of the After-School Program. 

Middle School

The Middle School program expands on the fundamental theory, listening, and history of music developed in the ES program. We also offer a MS choir as part of the After-School program and an MS Band for instrumentalists.

High School

Beginning in 9th grade, students may choose to take Music 1 or Performing Arts, a course that encompasses music, theater, and dance. Each of these offerings is a full-credit course. In addition, Choir and Instrumental Ensemble are offered as after-school activities.

Annually our students may participate in many and varied performances, such as the Family Weekend assembly, cultural event concerts, the Christmas Service, International Week, divisional talent shows, and the Spring Arts Festival. Students also have the opportunity to attend concerts, music festivals, exhibitions, and shows both on and off campus.

For more information, please contact Performing Arts Department Chair Erika Cramp at

Learn more

This year’s festival included two musicals, a piano recital, a visual art exhibition, and a spectacular performing arts showcase at Palazzo dei Congressi that involved more than 150 singers, players, actors, and dancers from the TASIS community. See video recordings, photo galleries, and a 3D scan of all the artwork.