Music

Our music program includes The Golden Ochtaves, our Middle School and High School choirs, which can be found making beautiful music both on and off campus. The choirs record a studio CD every other year and perform at events around the community. A highlight of the school year is our Choir Benefit Concert in February. Our school year closes with Kolot Hayam, an annual beachfront choral festival and competition.

All students in the Lower School participate in our general music program; however, children in grades 3-5 can opt to learn an instrument of their choice for the year. Small group lessons are offered on a weekly basis. Children in those grades can also elect to join the choir or participate in the school band, which performs throughout the year as well as at the school’s Festival of the Arts in the spring. 

Student musicians play in Shul of Rock, the High School instrumental band, where they collaborate and perform on campus and at community venues. GOA also organizes the Arts for Change program, which brings students into the greater community to enact positive change at day care centers, senior programs, and other places where youth and arts make an impact.

Lower School Course Offerings (Grades 3-5)

  • Choir
  • Band
  • Instrument lessons

Upper School Course Offerings

A selection of the following courses are offered each year:
  • Choir
  • Music Theory
  • Music Theory through the Decades
For a complete listing and descriptions of arts courses, please visit our Academics section and click on "Curriculum by Grade".

Samples From The Middle and High School Choirs