In Lower School Music, every student is empowered to discover and cultivate their own musicality. Through active music-making, students build a strong foundation as ensemble players, choral singers, composers, and performers, developing musical intuition and an appreciation of a wide range of musical styles and traditions. Classes utilize a fun, hands-on approach, incorporating movement, games, listening activities, and small-group projects.
Middle School music students experience, perform, respond to, and connect to music using their voice and musical instruments. Students build their music skills yearly through basic music theory, original composition, sight reading, digital audio workstation exploration, live improvisation, solo and group ensemble performances.
Upper School Music students explore the theory and process of composing, arranging, orchestrating, recording, and producing original compositions. Emphasis is placed on the importance of building strong group dynamics and how these apply to both the creative process and performance. Students produce albums every year on Bush’s own recording label, Broken Records, and showcase their work twice a year in a culminating performance called The Venue, as well as on Bush School’s student-run radio station, 103.1 FM. In total, 1,245 original songs have been produced by Bush record label Broken Records.
The Bush School is an independent, coeducational day school located in Seattle, WA enrolling 715 students in grades K–12. The mission of The Bush School is to spark in students of diverse backgrounds and talents a passion for learning, accomplishment, and contribution to their communities.
3400 East Harrison Street, Seattle WA 98112 (206) 322-7978
The Bush School does not discriminate in matters of employment, recruitment, admissions, or administration of any of its programs on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, gender, or sexual orientation. In addition, The Bush School does not discriminate in matters of employment on the basis of age or marital status.