The music program in the early years concentrates on singing, vocal
production, pitch perception, and reading music. Orff instruments are
used to develop rhythm, meter, and ensemble playing. Fourth graders learn to play the recorder.
Boys in the
fifth and sixth grades receive group instruction in violin, viola, or
cello. Seventh- and eighth-grade boys choose from the following
offerings: chorus, orchestra, music technology, and Afro-Latino
drumming. At all grade levels, performance opportunities are
part of the program and individual music study is encouraged.
In the Upper School, students may take theory and composition
courses and participate in a variety of choruses and ensembles.