Music

The Shared Music Program

The larger number of students involved in a shared music program enables us to offer a wide choice of high quality courses. In middle school not only do we have three types of music classes (band, strings and chorus), but also three different levels of proficiency within the instrument classes. In High School we can offer an even wider selection of courses for students to choose from. Music enables communication between all cultures, it is the universal language and working together in band, orchestra or choir builds teamwork and camaraderie between the students of the two schools. Our strong focus on performance means that our music curriculum stimulates the imagination of our students, helps build their confidence and improve their communication skills. It also encourages students to become more disciplined and to take responsibility as they learn how improving individual skills enhances the group as a whole.

Private Music Lessons

A number of highly experienced and accomplished musicians are available for private music lessons after school. Please follow this link for more information. To access their contact details, you will need to use your SOISmail ID and password.

Schools in Harmony Concert: June 2018

Kwansei Gakuin High School's Glee Club, and the High School Chorus, Strings Ensemble and Wind Ensembles of Senri and Osaka International Schools of Kwansei Gakuin, combined to present a concert of Japanese, Western and African music in June 2018. The Schools in Harmony concert was held at the KG Uegahara campus.

Full Concert

Maple Hall Concert: December 2017

The combined high school chorus, strings ensemble, and wind ensemble performed some new pieces for parents and other members of the SOIS community on 5 December. Videos of the HS Concert Chorus, HS Strings Ensemble, and the HS Wind Ensemble performances, are available below.

HS Chorus

HS Strings Ensemble

HS Wind Ensemble

Maple Hall Concert: Spring 2017

The combined high school chorus, strings ensemble, and wind ensemble performed some new pieces for parents and other members of the SOIS community on 6 June. Videos of the HS Concert Chorus, HS Strings Ensemble, the HS Wind Ensemble performances, and the Symphony Orchestra, are available below.

HS Chorus

HS Strings Ensemble

HS Wind Ensemble

HS Symphony Orchestra

Maple Hall Concert: December 2016

The combined high school chorus, strings ensemble, and wind ensemble performed some new pieces for parents and other members of the SOIS community on 6 December. Videos of the HS Concert Chorus, HS Strings Ensemble, the HS Wind Ensemble performances, and the whole concert, are available below.

HS Chorus

HS Strings Ensemble

HS Wind Ensemble

Full Concert

Maple Hall Concert: June 2016

The combined high school chorus, strings ensemble, and wind ensemble performed some new pieces for parents and other members of the SOIS community on 7 June. Videos of the HS Concert Chorus, HS Strings Ensemble, and HS Wind Ensemble performances are available below.

HS Chorus

HS Strings Ensemble

HS Wind Ensemble

Maple Hall Concert: December 2015

The combined high school chorus, strings ensemble, wind ensemble and symphony orchestra performed some wonderful pieces for parents and other members of the SOIS community on 18 December. Videos of the performances are available below.

HS Chorus

HS Strings Ensemble

HS Wind Ensemble

HS Symphony Orchestra