Threes, Fours and Rising Fives program  enjoy weekly music classes with Ms. Amy Clark.  Children learn fundamental music concepts of rhythm, tempo, and tone through songs and rhythm instruments.

Amy Clark, originally from Akron, OH, came to Cincinnati in 2002 where she earned a B.S. in Music Education and a B.A. in Vocal Performance from Xavier University. She taught general music at St. Vivian School for grades K-8 for four years. For the past seven years she has been the Director of Vocal Music at Ursuline Academy, where she conducted three choral ensembles, taught music theory, and was the vocal music director during the musical productions. Additionally while at Ursuline she went on several service trips to Re-Member on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, as well as volunteering on other service projects, including Shantytown, and went on several Kairos retreats. Amy has been singing at IHC with the Adult, Women’s, and Youth Choirs for the past two years. She also produced the last two Christmas productions with grades K-8 here at IHC, as well as the Spring Music with the students in grades K-8. She is so excited to be a full time member of the IHC team and cannot wait to get started as the Youth Director and Assistant Director of Music!

In addition to our weekly music experience, all classes attend three lunch-time classical concerts by the School House Symphony.

School House Symphony:  Since it’s creation in 1976, School House Symphony has been presenting imaginative, multicultural music education programs to pre-school and elementary age children throughout the greater Cincinnati area.  These programs feature performances and discussions of music from different cultures and periods of time, including folk, jazz, classical and popular music.  Children participate in many ways including asking questions about the instruments, music and musicians.  For more information, please see the School House Symphony website.