Sayre’s music program provides students experience-based fluency in the language of music through the study of various disciplines, traditions and innovations. We study historically important composers and contemporary artists, collaborate with established professional musicians, and students are given a variety of performance opportunities on our campus and in our community.
Pedagogy such as Orff-Schulwerk, Kodaly, Dalcroze, and Gordon Approach are used for instruction. In the Lower School, the emphasis is on improvisation, composition, solfege pitch, rhythmic patterns, and expressive movement. In middle and upper school students develop notation, guitar and piano skills, vocal and instrumental technique, improvisation, and composition. Performances by grade level music classes that reflect the curriculum include the Lower School Recital, various interdisciplinary performances in the Lower School, the Middle School Recital, Upper School Recital, and the Grandparents and Special Persons' Day Program. Lower School Choruses, Lower School Encore, Middle School Chorus, Spartones, Sayre Singers, and Sayre Players Band perform for Sayre and the larger community.
Sayre and the music faculty are members of the Kentucky Music Educators Association, providing music students the opportunity to audition and participate in the KY All-State ensembles, honor ensembles within our district, and solo and ensemble festivals.