About the Academy



The Blackhawk High School Music Academy is a program designed for students in grades 9 through 12 who have a passion for music. Students from around the county who enroll in the Academy will be able to further develop their musical talents while still having a rigorous academic program designed to meet their academic needs.

The music program will focus on performance as well as music theory, technology and history. Students will have options to excel in a chosen specialty, such as voice, instrumental, or strings, with their performance skills being developed in both large and small group ensembles. Academics include the option for Advanced Placement classes.

Students who participate in the Choice Academy for four years will graduate with a certificate of completion from Blackhawk and a diploma from their home district.




The Blackhawk Music Academy is part of the Beaver Valley Intermediate Unit Regional Choice Initiative, or RCI. Click on the video to learn more about RCI.

Regional Choice Initiative




The Blackhawk High School Music Academy provides dedicated high school musicians a means of advanced study. Students will participate in a comprehensive music and academic program, which includes performance, musicianship, enrichment, and core classes. 

The Academy will prepare students for further study and provide opportunities for professional and personal development in the field of music.


“Music Academy is great! I cannot believe how much I learned in such a short period of time! When I started Music Academy, I didn’t know if  I’d like it or if it was right for me, but joining Music Academy was one of the best decisions I’ve made. I look forward to going to the classes every day, and it has exposed me to the different career opportunities that I will be able to consider in the future. If you love music, I would strongly recommend for you to consider this great opportunity!” 
- Kirsten, grade 11
















































“I’ve always had music in my life, but I never really knew any of the theory about it. The Music Academy has given me so much knowledge about music that I find myself thinking about it every time I listen to
music. It has given me a time during the day that I can spend doing one of my favorite things: making music.”
- Cassie, grade 11