SOEC continues to sustain a full time music program for all of its students. The music program is a general music program with a vocal emphasis. All of the lessons taught by Ms. Marnie Wheeler are founded on the California State Content Standards for Music. Students attend a weekly 40 minute class which focuses on using the voice as the primary instrument. In every class the students work on ear training through the use of the famous Kodaly method. Students learn proper vocal technique throughout the year and demonstrate their skills at the annual Winter and Spring Sings.
SOEC also provides an additional Chorus Program for the 4th and 5th graders. Chorus is an audition based ensemble that meets once a week after school. In Chorus, the students get a chance to increase their personal knowledge of using the voice as an instrument. They also learn how to work with others to create a musical performance. Chorus performs more difficult musical skills and learns to sing in different languages