At Stockdale Christian School classroom music is taught from
a distinctively Christian viewpoint. Students learn that musical ability is a gift from God and
is to be developed for the benefit of God and others as well as for themselves. Spiritual growth is fostered as students are challenged to
use their God-given talents in the most excellent way possible to honor the
Lord and minister to others. Biblical truth is integrated into classroom
activities when appropriate to the lesson. Students in Grades K-6 participate in music on a weekly
basis. With the exception of K classes which meet once a week, all elementary
classes meet twice weekly for 30-40 minutes. Using Bob Jones University Press
graded music curriculum, students are taught theory, music appreciation, and
are introduced to each family of instruments in the orchestra.
A wide variety
of classroom activities includes reading and writing music; listening and
drawing; singing, movement, and playing simple rhythm or melody instruments. Top-notch musical programs are the hi-light of each season.
Grades K-3 and Grades 4-5 treat family and friends to entertaining Christmas
Concerts and Spring Concerts each year.
At Stockdale Christian School we are blessed to have Mrs. Orndorff as our music teacher. Cindy Orndorff has been teaching vocal music at SCS since 1995. A graduate of Cincinnati Christian University (as salutatorian of her class) with a double major in vocal performance and Biblical studies, she has also served in churches as a director of both adult and children's choirs for over 30 years. During that time, she has directed over 100 children's musicals. In addition to her full-time role at SCS, Cindy (along with her husband) has served as ministry director for the children's choirs at Valley Baptist Church since 2002. Both of the Orndorff children are SCS graduates, so Cindy's initial association with SCS was as a parent. Then one day, her daughter (a fifth grader at the time) overheard Mr. Ferris comment that the school was looking for an elementary music teacher, prompting her to declare, "My mommy could do that." Mr. Ferris invited Cindy in for an interview and she has been "doing that" ever since!