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Hello and welcome to the St. Anne School Music Program Wikispace! My name is Michael Adams and I am the music teacher here at St. Anne's. General music is taught weekly to students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Activities range from learning circle games and songs in kindergarten to composing and performing our own jazz pieces in eighth grade. We also offer a chorus program that meets weekly and also weekly instrumental lessons provided through Lancaster Catholic High School.


K-2 - Primary
A vast majority of the students' time is comprised of vocal development. With the use of three major pedagogical theories, Kodaly, Orff, and Dalcroze, students develop their musical abilities and awareness through singing, instruments, and movement.

3-5 - Intermediate
These students still focus on developing their singing voice but are now exposed to a more extensive amount of music theory. Students start to read and write their own music.

6-8 - Junior High
Students in the junior high focus on how music affects their lives and how it has affected others in the past. We also explore the use of music technology through composition and the recording process.



Breath of Heaven AccompanimentClick Here

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"St. Anne School Choir"
Choir is open to any student in grades 4-8. Rehearsals are held on Thursday afternoons from 2:50 until 3:30PM. The choir provides music for school liturgies on Fridays and for the annual school concerts. Please fill out the attachment below and return to Mr. Adams if you are interested in joining.


Mass of the Little Flower
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Prayers to Saint CeceliaPatron Saint of Musicians

At once in our hearts and in our tongues we offer double prayer sent heavenward on winged notes to praise God dwelling there. While in our hearts and tongues we try with song to praise God twice, we ask dear saint, to help us be united close to Christ! Amen.



O glorious Saint Cecilia, who chose to die instead of denying your King, we pray you please to help us as His fair praise we sing. We lift our hearts in joyous song to honor Him this way. And while we sing, remembering, to sing is to doubly pray.


Amen.


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Mr. Michael Adams graduated from Bloomsburg University with a degree in Music Education and a concentration in vocal studies. Mr. Adams was previously the music teacher at Resurrection Catholic School and La Salle Academy in Shillington, PA. He is a trained operatic Baritone and performs assorted repertoire from the arias of Verdi to the songs of Ives. He currently lives in Wernersville, PA with his wife Trish, son George, daughter Evelyn, and three cats, Beau, Ginger, and Nugget. He is the Director of Music at his home parish of St. Ignatius Loyola in Sinking Spring where he directs the 40-voice Traditional Choir. Mr. Adams is looking forward to another exciting year at St. Anne School.

email: adamsmi@stannelancaster.org