The Music Department at Savannah Arts Academy includes the performance disciplines of Band, Chorus, Orchestra, and Piano. To enhance their musical education and ground them in the study of music, all students are required to take music theory and beginning piano. In addition, Music History, Composition and AP Music Theory are offered as electives.
All music students take a minimum of two music courses each semester, additional music courses are possible as their academic requirements are met. Students are also encouraged to audition for performing groups outside their art discipline--they then have the ability to enrich their knowledge of additional musical disciplines or other departments such as dance, theater, art, or academic classes available to them.
The music department faculty includes;
Ms. Ditrie Sanchez – Piano, Beginning Theory, Composition (Theory II)
Ms. Diane Stallings—Chorus, (Mixed, Men’s, Beginning Women and Advanced Women, Skylarks (by audition only 11th-12th grade women) Music History
Mr. Carl Polk—Beginning and AP Music Theory, Orchestra, Strings
Mr. Terry Staten—Beginning Band, Concert Band, Beginning Jazz Band, Advanced Jazz Band
Ms. Dianne Gardner—Beginning Piano, advanced Piano, Accompanying