Music at MMS
“Everyone has a song to sing, a dream to share.” Maria Montessori
- Vocal music and choir
- Music history and theory
- Recorder ensemble
- Orff ensemble
- Music workshops with specialists and artists-in-residence
- Piano lessons
- Summer program arts
- Concerts, recitals and class programs
Music faculty members include Karen Morris, a certified Kindermusik and Orff method music instructor, Bernard DiGregorio, principal violist with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, and Ron Sowell, music director of Mountain Stage (artist-in-residence).
Our music curriculum includes an annual songwriting workshop with Mira Stanley and Chuck E. Costa, professional songwriters and educators who perform as award-winning indie pop duo, The Sea The Sea. “At Mountaineer Montessori,” the MMS school song, is one of the many delightful original compositions written by our students through this annual project. We invite you to you to take a listen.
Concerts and arts showcases offer students opportunities to share their experience with the community. (Take a look at our 2013 show, which featured the premiere of Life-Lights and other presentations.)
Please see the links below for more information and photos on recent MMS music programs and events.
Music is instrumental at MMS (Orff & recorder classes)