Music education has always been an important part of the curriculum at Linden Hall. With four choirs, two orchestral groups, and several small ensemble groups, the musical arts are richly expressed at Linden Hall. Over 75% of the Linden Hall students participate in the Music program. Of those, many students compete in regional and national competitions or sit on regional symphonies.
Linden Hall's Music Department has offered a variety of classes and independent lessons, including aurals and theory, music and culture, and technology in music. Private instruction with a professional instructor is offered on campus for instruments or for voice. Students have free access to practice rooms located throughout the school during the day and after school.
Linden Hall students can participate in Women's Choir for credit. There is no audition required to enroll and previous choral experience is not required.
Students may also participate in a number of extracurricular choral ensembles including the Linden Hall Choir (grades 7–12), Musea Chamber Choir, and Community Musicians. All voice students are encouraged to audition for school musicals and other performances throughout the year.
Other performance opportunities include:
- Fall Concert
- Fire and Ice Festival Concert (Winter)
- Music in the Parks Competition at Hersheypark (Spring)
- Spring Concert
Students have auditioned for and participated in the following Honors Ensembles:
- LLMEA (Lancaster-Lebanon Music Educators Association) County Festival Orchestra, and the smaller/more advanced ensemble 'Sinfonia.'
- LLMEA County Band
- LLMEA Middle School County Orchestra
- LLMEA Middle School County Band
- PMEA (Pennsylvania Music Educators Association) District Orchestra
- PMEA Central Region Orchestra
- PMEA All-State Orchestra
- PMEA District Band
Music classes at Linden Hall develop comprehensive musicianship with a focus on musical literacy and development. We believe that all students are musical by nature and have tremendous potential to learn and enjoy music. Research shows that music helps students develop higher-order thinking skills and an increased desire to learn.
Courses offered each year:
- Language of Music
- Linden Hall Choir
Courses offered in the past, dependent on each school year:
- Aurals and Composition
- Music and Culture
- Technology and Music
Linden Hall students have the opportunity to participate in the following performances and ensembles:
|Linden Hall Choir (grades 7–12)||Sinfonia (auditioned)|
|Musea Chamber Choir (auditioned)||Orchestra|
|Linden Hall Rock Band|
|Hand Bell Choir|
OTHER PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES
In addition to on-campus offerings, Linden Hall is a member of the PMEA, which offers educational events and on-stage experiences throughout the academic year.