After School Activities

Performing Arts After School Activities

These activities offered after school support and enhance the curriculum at ASP and so are deemed co-curricular. Most are taught by ASP faculty within our specialist facilities and are provided free of charge. Private music lessons and those activities that include off campus travel will incur the relevant costs.

Lower School

Musical Theatre Club (grades 4-5)

Musical Theatre Club (grades 4-5)
The Musical Theatre Club is an after-school curricular extension opportunity for Lower School Students in Fourth and Fifth Grades. Through the MTC, students will enhance their knowledge of all aspects of musical theatre including acting, dancing, singing, costume design, stage managing, publicity, stage lighting, sound systems, set design and production preparation.  The MTC meets one day a week after-school for one semester, culminating with a performance for all participating members, open to the ASP community. Past performances have included: Holiday Road Trip, At The Bandstand, Wright!, and Jukebox Time Machine.

LS Singers (grades 3-5)

LS Singers (grades 3-5)
The LS Singers is open to any student in grades 3-5 who enjoys singing. Students will be developing their singing and music reading skills in an ensemble, in addition to enhancing self-confidence, building leadership skills, and creating bonds across grade levels. Through a variety of repertoire, students will additionally be introduced to different musical styles and genres. Numerous performance opportunities including the Winter and Summer ArtsPlosion concerts, Vocal 3D, International Day and local Retirement Communities. The ensemble meets once a week after school for the entire school year.

LS String Ensemble

LS String Ensemble

 

The ASP String ensemble meets on Tuesday after school. Split into two groups, the Lower School string players meet from 3:30 - 4:30pm, and Middle and Upper School players, from 5:15 - 6:15pm. Depending on numbers, these groups could be split. The ensembles play a variety of music ranging from Classical, film and popular music, giving the students an exposure of all types of musical genre. Students are required to have at least one year of playing experience on their instrument, and music reading is encouraged.

LS Band (ensemble tuition) Grades 4-5

LS Band (ensemble tuition) Grades 4-5

 

All 4th and 5th grade students have the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument from the woodwind, brass or percussion families. This involves group tuition using the Standard of Excellence method books, as well as performances as a LS Concert Band. Any LS musicians who already play these instruments are able to continue developing their skills within the same program, becoming section leaders within the LS Band.

There is no additional charge for instrumental lessons as they form a part of the school music curriculum. Experienced ASP music faculty provide the tuition in specialist music facilities. A large stock of school instruments are available for students to rent, so it is not immediately necessary to purchase an instrument. The rental fee is €200 for one year - students will receive a rental contract and further information in their lessons.

Middle School

String Ensemble

String Ensemble
The ASP String Ensembles meet on Tuesdays after school in music room 2-009. Middle and Upper School musicians meet from 17:15 - 18:15. Depending on numbers, these groups can be split. The ensembles play a variety of music ranging from Classical to film and popular music, giving the students an exposure to all types of musical genres. Students are required to have at least 1-2 years of playing experience on their instrument and music reading is necessary. Musical Director: Mindy Morel: mmorel@asparis.fr

ASP Jazz Band (experienced MS musicians only)

ASP Jazz Band (experienced MS musicians only)
We are a standard 'big band' that plays a wide variety of musical styles. These include blues, swing, cool jazz, funk, rock, Latin and soundtracks. Middle School musicians with at least 2-3 years of playing experience are welcome to join on the following instruments: Flute, alto / tenor / baritone saxophones, trumpet, trombone/euphonium, electric guitar, piano, bass, drum kit and vibraphone. Good reading of musical notation is essential for our repertoire, including chord symbols for guitarists. Improvising is encouraged but not required from all musicians. Weekly rehearsals are on Wednesdays, 15:45 - 17:00. The band performs at school concerts and other events on and off campus. Musical Director: Matthew Hall: mhall@asparis.fr

Upper School

String Ensemble

String Ensemble
The ASP String Ensembles meet on Tuesdays after school in music room 2-009. The Middle and Upper School players meet from 5:15 - 6:15pm. Depending on numbers, these groups could be split.
The ensembles play a variety of music ranging from Classical to film and popular music, giving the students an exposure to all types of musical genres. Students are required to have at least one year of playing experience on their instrument, and music reading is encouraged.

ASP Jazz Band (experienced musicians)

ASP Jazz Band (experienced musicians)
We are a standard 'big band' that plays a wide variety of musical styles. These include blues, swing, cool jazz, funk, rock, Latin and movie themes. Upper School musicians with at least 2-3 years of playing experience are welcome to join on the following instruments: Flute, alto / tenor / baritone saxophones, trumpet, trombone / euphonium, electric guitar, piano, bass, drum kit and vibraphone. Good reading of musical notation is essential for our repertoire, including chord symbols for guitarists. Improvising is encouraged but not required from all musicians.

We rehearse on Wednesdays, 15:45 - 17:00, and perform at school concerts and other events on and off campus. Members of the band are also eligible to audition for the AMIS Honor Jazz Festival (https://www.amis-online.org/hjf) which takes place each year at various locations worldwide. There is also an opportunity to attend the AMIS Jazz Skills Workshops, part of the main jazz festival, and open to all musicians who wish to learn or improve their jazz techniques. Musical Director: Matthew Hall (mhall@asparis.fr)

 

The Trebles

The Trebles

 

 

 

Tri M Music Honor Society

Tri M Music Honor Society

 

Making Music and Recording Club

Making Music and Recording Club

Music Appreciation Club

Music Appreciation Club

Private Lessons

Currently available is instruction in: Voice, Saxophone, Classical Piano, Jazz Piano, Drums, Classical, Electric, and Bass Guitar.

For availability of lessons and contact details of teachers, please email an ASP music teacher.

Kirsten Love

Matthew Hall

AMIS

Association for Music In International Schools (AMIS)

Students from ASP have, over the years, participated in Honor Band and Choir Festivals run by The Association for Music in International Schools (AMIS). These festivals bring together students from all over the world to sing or play in ensembles of a very high calibre. Such events serve to promote musical excellence, as well as global understanding and friendship through fostering long-lasting relationships between participants.

Our school supports students in auditioning for, and participating in, the following festivals: