Southfield has a strong commitment to the fine arts. The performing and visual arts are integrated into the curriculum for all Southfield students. Weekly music classes are provided for Preschool through fifth-grade students. Middle school students have the additional opportunity to sing with the Eagle Singers beginning in fifth grade. From kindergarten through fourth grade, students participate in grade-level drama performances. Middle school students participate in a four-year exploration of drama and art through nine-week enrichment classes during their fifth through eighth-grade years. Seventh and eighth-grade students have the option to take part in a fully-staged musical production.
Piano, violin, viola, and cello lessons are available at Southfield through private instructors and the only Suzuki Strings satellite program of the Centenary College Suzuki School. Lesson times are coordinated with each child’s teacher to fit into the child’s school day.
All students willing to commit to being a part of the Middle School choir are encouraged to participate. The Eagle Singers meet once a week for approximately 30 minutes at the end of the school day (during carpool time). Students are exposed to a variety of music forms from classic to contemporary and pop. Learning to follow two-part harmony and blend with others are skills that participants develop. Eagle Singers perform at a fall flag ceremony (November), the Holiday program, and Fine Arts Festival.