Students in the Music Major program at Langley Fine Arts School develop technical and musical skills on their instrument/voice through solo and ensemble performance. Students will study musical theory, ear training, and keyboard, which will enable students to create compositions using a variety of melodic, harmonic and rhythmic forms. They will also explore a variety of musical forms from different historical and contemporary periods and cultures, as well as the life and times of the major composers.
The core of the Music Major program is participation in small ensembles. Small ensembles are diverse, and dependent upon instrumentation and have included:
Vocal Quartet (SATB, SSAA…etc.)
Ethnic Ensembles (Celtic, Chinese, Indian…etc.)
Contemporary Ensembles (Jazz Fusion…etc.)
Music majors are required to play or sing in one or more of our large ensemble, which are offered as credit courses outside of the timetable. These ensembles include:
Junior & Senior Wind Ensembles
Junior & Senior Jazz Band
Junior & Senior Choir
One of the things that makes our program unique is the collaborative projects we have undertaken for orchestra and chorus, including: Orff’s Carmina Burana, Mozart’s Requiem, Mendellsohn’s Elijah, and Gjeilo’s Sunrise Mass.
“LFAS Senior Choir performing Sydney Guillaume’s Tchaka during a workshop at the 2017 Rocky Mountain Music Festival in Banff.”