All of Virginia Beach City Public Schools' (VBCPS) 82 testing sites are projected to earn state accreditation again for 2023-2024, following today's release of Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) Standards of Learning (SOL) test scores and school quality indicators data.
The music strand of the Visual and Performing Arts Academy is comprised of two sub-strands: one vocal and choral and one instrumental which includes both band and orchestra. Students will be offered performance and classroom opportunities not typically offered at the high school level.
In addition to participation in a required ensemble within the strand, students may select from a wide variety of choral and instrumental ensembles. They may also select from a series of elective classes that will provide them with a comprehensive background in music theory, history, and performance. Seminars will be offered in relevant topics that will further assist students in preparing for college, a career in music, or in simply becoming a literate lifelong music enthusiast.
Beyond the classroom, students will be afforded numerous opportunities for individual and ensemble performance, attendance at professional music performances, and workshops with professional musicians. These opportunities allow students to immerse themselves in a music-rich environment.
To learn more about the instructors, visit the VPAA Instructors page.
Curriculum and Audition Requirements
- Instrumental Music Strand Curriculum and Audition Requirements
- Vocal Music Strand Curriculum and Audition Requirements