In the Classroom


Music feeds the soul and mind.
The Mingo Valley Christian Music Department has two goals: First, to open the world of music to all students, exploring voice, instruments, composing, and history. Second, to encourage music students that have special ability or future plans that involve music, giving them the opportunity to stretch, develop, and meet the demands of the discipline by celebrating music in an excellent way. Instrumental and vocal music play an invaluable part in bringing God glory throughout all Scripture. As students become skilled in singing and playing instruments, they are fulfilling the example, privilege, and command in scripture, which brings joy to the heart of God.

Lower school

Pre-K through 5th grade students visit our music classroom once a week, where they are introduced to both vocal and instrumental music, as well as music theory and history. Each fall, our music teacher Ms. Hobbs prepares the students for our annual Christmas Concert, a much-loved yearly MVC tradition in which Lower School students perform special numbers for all our families. Older Lower School students may participate in the 4th and 5th Grade Choir, which rehearses weekly and performs a few times a year.

Middle School

Our 6th through 8th grade students are exposed to a one-semester course that provides general music appreciation, composer studies, hymnology, and beginning to intermediate vocal and instrumental performance experiences in the classroom. Students may also participate in a Middle School Choir that rehearses once per week and performs a few times a year.

Middle School students are also able to participate in Instrumental Ensemble, which meets several mornings a week before school, with an emphasis in learning the basics of their chosen instruments. They have opportunities to perform with older Instrumental Ensemble students throughout the year.

Upper school

In grades 9th through 12th, students are offered Choral Ensemble as a daily elective, which they can take for one year of high school or for all four. Choral Ensemble provides students the opportunity to perform choral music in a group setting. Students celebrate the gift of music from a biblical perspective; they gain music literacy skills, and they sing in a variety of performance experiences at school, in the community, and in music festivals.

Instrumental Ensemble meets several mornings a week before school, providing the opportunity for 7th-12th grade band, string, and keyboard students to perform instrumental music in a group setting. Instrumental Ensemble class meets three mornings per week, and high school credit is available for 9th-12th grade students. These students perform every spring as the orchestra for our theatre productions, and they play at other special events as well.
Faith  •  Knowledge  •  Character

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