International Schools Consortium

International Schools Consortium (iSC) is a nonprofit organization that, since 1986, has offered excellent academic programs to meet the intellectual, physical, and emotional needs of students. iSC has six schools in China — in Chengdu, Qingdao, Wuhan, Wuxi, Tianjin, and Yantai — one school in the UAE, and helps to support various other educational initiatives globally. iSC is a multi-school program, enabling students and teachers to participate in system-wide programs where they can interact with others outside of their immediate school. Students compete in basketball, volleyball and soccer tournaments, as well as music and choral festivals, and Model United Nations (MUN) conventions.



The Band and Choir Department are two of the most successful programs at TIS. Our teachers are highly qualified and they help students strive for excellence in their musical talents. Each year, a select group of our students are chosen to participate in the most prestigious international music competiton, AMIS. Come to one of our concerts and see why TIS is the school of choice for students who excel in music.

Elementary Music

Students have class two days each week. During those classes we sing, play glockenspiels, recorders, boomwhackers, ukuleles, and rhythm instruments in order to develop music proficiency in the following areas:
-Create Music through improvisation, writing, and composition;
-Perform Music for various purposes and audiences;
-Respond to Music through movement, art, writing, and discussion;
-Connect Music to society, culture, and other areas of study.
Twice a year, TIS puts on an elementary performance. The first performance is a concert towards the end of the first semester. This performance showcases the skills and creations students have worked on in their various grade levels. The second performance is a musical done in collaboration with the theatre department. All elementary students perform by singing, playing instruments, and/or participating in the play.

Intro to Band for 5th Grade
Fifth grade students have the opportunity to try different instruments from each of the families in a concert band. Students spend 8 weeks learning each instrument after which an assessment is taken. The program gives fifth graders the opportunity to play high quality instruments and learn the basics of ensemble playing as well as make an informed decision about which instrument to pursue in middle school. Students perform once at the end of the year.
Enrichment Music Clubs
Each year, students sign up for clubs in which they can explore a topic further. Clubs change from year to year. Currently we offer Handbells, and Sing-along Club