Contemporary Music

Indian Springs Contemporary Music

Dedicated to inspiring another avenue of artistic creativity and collaboration, Indian Springs' Contemporary Music Program includes Contemporary Music Ensemble, Recording Sciences, and Experimental Music classes.

In Contemporary Music Ensemble, students work together as a band to produce two songs each semester. The semester-long class aims to teach and develop performance skills while reinforcing music fundamentals, ear training, theory, arranging, and improvisation. Our Alabama boarding school bands work together to select songs, arrange instrumentation, and rehearse performances to be recorded and produced on vinyl. The class teaches soft skills transferable to both the classroom and the workplace. Through their collaboration, students learn to solve problems as a group, listen intently to one another, and coexist with colleagues on projects with different visions.

Recording Sciences is a semester-long elective that introduces students to sound engineering and production principles. Students can focus on their primary interest and choose to produce podcasts, create beats, or mix music performances by fellow students and record performances of touring acts. 

The Experimental Music class is offered in the second semester as an elective that aims to teach students that anything that makes sound can be manipulated into music. 


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    Emanual Ellinas 

    Music Teacher
190 Woodward Drive, Indian Springs, Alabama 35124
Phone: 205.988.3350
Indian Springs School, an independent school recognized nationally as a leader in boarding and day education for grades 8-12, serves a talented and diverse student body and offers admission to qualified students regardless of race, gender, religion, national origin, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. Located in Indian Springs, Alabama, just south of Birmingham, the school does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, ethnicity, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs.

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