St. Brigid School provides an extensive musical education for its students. All students, not just choir members, are beneficiaries of this unique program. We are presently at stage 4 of a unique 5-stage program, centering on the Ward and Kodaly Methods, a graded system based on vocal music, stressing music reading and artistic expression. The methods are used exclusively in K-6, although the upper grades benefit from some elements of both systems as well. In K-3, music instruction is every day, in grades 4 and 5 four times a week, and in grades 6-8 three times a week. Students learn to read and experience music through listening, singing, writing, and moving. The plan is to bring the methods up one grade at a time, with the whole school being musically literate by the year 2020 (stage 5). The choir school project is partially funded by St. Mary’s Cathedral.