Arts

Music

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination
and life to everything.
― Plato
Classes in choir and orchestra are offered and are designed both for students who have previous music experience as well as girls who want to try it for the first time.  Students are taught to effectively communicate their musical knowledge through their learned musical vocabulary, practice, and performance. 

They have opportunities to perform in concerts, at all-school Masses, and at various events and competitions in the city and beyond.  Students are taught to think independently while respecting their part of the ensemble as a whole, and in learning about the various musical genres they come to understand the importance of music in relation to faith, history, culture, and other disciplines.

MDSA Music Virtual Performance Series

  • Las Amarillas, Chamber Ensemble
    For your listening pleasure, please enjoy this Mexican folk song performed by the Chamber Ensemble!
  • STARS, Concert Choir
    This piece is performed by the Concert Choir in honor of the Hubble Space Telescope’s 30th birthday.
     
    STARS is composed by Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds for six-part female voices with an additional six parts of tuned wine glasses.
    We planned to project the slideshow you see here on screen at the concert while the girls performed.
     
    All photographs are directly from ESA/NASA and are best seen in 1080p.
  • Hungarian Dance, Orchestra
    Johannes Brahms released four sets of Hungarian Dances in 1869 and 1880. His fascination with Gypsy folk music as well as close collaboration with Hungarian-born violinist, Ede Reményi, led to his arranging 21 total pieces for piano four hands.

    Interestingly, the more popular Hungarian Dance No. 5 is the only piece in the collection that was based on the existing publication "Csárdás Bártfai emlék” (Memories of Bártfa) by Hungarian composer Béla Kéler, which Brahms mistakenly thought to be a tradition folk song.
  • Behnkn, Concert Choir
    A Russian tongue-twister with essentially meaningless text. Alto solo by Maria Rew '22.

    "Brooms, brooms, yes brooms - sweepers yes on the hearth laid about, yes from the hearth were torn off. Godfather Gabriel, godfather Gabriel, I to Gabriel was saying."

Contact Us

Jeff Hosier
Music Teacher
B.S. Towson University
M.M. The Peabody Conservatory
jhosier@mountdesales.org

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