The Academy of Music Education and Performance was established in the fall of 2018 at North Kingstown High School. Students enrolled in the academy will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to potentially pursue a career in the field of Music Education, Music Performance, Composition/Film Scoring, Music Production and Engineering, Music Therapy and Music Industry. NKHS has successful alumni in these fields who are helping to guide our programs to support 21st Century Initiatives.
The Music Department of the North Kingstown School District has been recognized as one of the Best Communities for Music Education in the country, and is the only district in Rhode Island to be recognized as such. The National Association for Music Merchandisers (NAMM) considers several factors when selecting school districts for this achievement, such as but not limited to; student demographics and participation in the program, faculty, AP courses, after school opportunities and curriculum.
Students enrolled in the NKHS Music Academy in grades 9-12 will have the ability to earn 15 college credits in music courses, develop advanced skills and technique on their primary instrument as well as develop skills needed to advance in the area of music.
Students work together with their peers to develop community outreach, workshops and clinics and utilize the techniques used in rehearsals to create work-based learning activities and real world experience in the field of music. Students take from the courses in-demand knowledge and skills they will use in high school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take.