Experience the Difference
The Emery/Weiner Music & Vocal Performance Department is pleased to offer courses in both academic and applied music in both instrumental and vocal disciplines.

Instrumental Music Program

Sixth Grade students spend one quarter of their year taking an Introduction to Instrumental Music course, where they learn basic skills on piano, guitar, bass, and drums. The next class, Seventh/Eighth Grade Ensemble, expands upon these skills and develops them to the point of including public performances. Students with backgrounds in other instruments are encouraged to participate.

Those with a penchant for rock 'n roll can take Instrumental Ensemble I, a class in which guitarists, flutists, saxophonists, drummers, pianists, and vocalists study and perform pop music from the past 40 years. For those ready to "kick it up a notch," Instrumental Ensemble II offers a high-octane version, delving into more challenging music, including jazz, and offers many more public and private performance opportunities.

Vocal Music Program

Sixth grade students spend one quarter of their year taking an Introduction to Vocal Music course, where they learn introductory music reading skills, solfege, and music appreciation. At the seventh/eighth grade level, students may continue their musical education by enrolling in Jr. JagChoir, the Middle School Choir, which performs both on and off campus throughout the year. Seventh and Eighth grade students also have the opportunity to participate in honor choirs.

The Upper School vocal music curriculum is centered on the JagChoir, a non-auditioned group open to any interested students, which meets during the academic day. This co-ed vocal ensemble covers material ranging from the classical idiom to modern pop, and performs during assemblies and in the greater community. The JagChoir is a participating school in TAPPS, ISAS Arts Fest, and TPSMEA.

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Jennifer Bauer-Conley

    Ms. Jennifer Bauer-Conley 

    Director of Fine Arts
    (832) 204-5900
    Manhattanville College - B.A.
    Manhattanville College - B.A.
  • Photo of Kathy Clarke

    Ms. Kathy Clarke 

    Middle and Upper School Vocal Teacher
    (832) 204-5900
    Seward County Community College - A.A.
    Fort Hays State University - B.M.E.
  • Photo of Kelly Dean

    Mr. Kelly Dean 

    Middle and Upper School Music Teacher
    (832) 204-5900
    University of Houston - B.M.
  • Photo of Josh Sheiman

    Mr. Josh Sheiman 

    Middle and Upper School Music Teacher
    (832) 204-5900
    University of Miami - B.A.
    Boston University - M.Ed.

The Emery/Weiner School

A private, pluralistic Jewish, college-preparatory middle and high school serving grades 6-12. 
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