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The Middle and High school Orff Mallet Ensembles are unique to Christ’s Church Academy.  They are a mallet performance ensemble.   Students are taught mallet techniques, rhythm and musical notation.   The ensemble performs at different venues around the city during the year.  At their final concert, they design and present a blacklight show incorporating mallet pieces and stage work.

The High School Orff Mallet Ensemble not only learns mallet instruments but guitar as well.   On guitar, students learn to play individual solos and ensemble pieces as well as chording/strumming.

Students in the Orff Mallet ensemble and in ZPeriod worship are encouraged to compose an original composition.  Two years in a row, original compositions have been chosen by the Florida Music Educators Association to be presented in the Digital Music Showcase in Tampa, FL.  In 2016, Tia Davenport and Gabe Lindo performed "Defeca", and Madeline Wilbur performed "The History of Her Mystery" in 2017.

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