The Music Department of The Masters School is committed to cultivating and nurturing 21st century musicians who have the capability, fluency, and flexibility to work in varied musical modalities. From the beginner to the virtuoso, there is something for everyone in Music at Masters. The experienced faculty inspire a lifelong love of music and are skilled at making music come alive whether to fuel an existing passion, to inspire a newfound love, or to reinvigorate flagging interest.
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Choral Music at Masters has something for everyone, whether you are a proficient and passionate singer looking for a challenging ensemble of peers or a reluctant but curious adolescent figuring out where singing fits in your life. From competitive ensembles that perform at a wide range of public off-campus events to groups that allow you to get your feet wet, singing has been a part of the fabric of Masters since its inception. The Glee Club, one of the oldest clubs on campus, is comprised of students, faculty, parents, and alumni and performs at the two major events that bookend our school year: Family Weekend and Commencement. Come join our community of singers!
Listen to Dobbs 16 Breakeven
Instrumental Music at Masters is diverse and exciting. Whether you are a skilled musician with advanced skills or a beginning musician looking to get a start with ensemble work, there is an opportunity for you to create music with your peers. From the advanced musicians in Chamber Music to the acclaimed Jazz Band to the massive interdisciplinary project, Great Gig in the Sky, most students on campus engage with music in a meaningful way. Join us!
Listen to Jazz Band Seven Minute Mind
Masters has a long and rich history of recognizing the academic value of music. Beginning in Middle School, music is a crucial part of a student’s school-week. Whether you are looking to delve deeply into your existing musical studies or to broaden your casual understanding, there are myriad opportunities to explore the multiple facets of music. From recording to theory and from music psychology to music and social justice, we offer opportunities to look at music through a multitude of lenses.
The Private Lessons Program at Masters is staffed by exceptional performing artists who work closely with each student in their respective studios to cultivate confidence, healthy technique, and exceptional musicianship. The private lessons program is extremely popular with around 40% of the school choosing to participate for an additional fee. When possible, lessons are scheduled during a study hall so that the one on one work becomes a part of the school week. Private lessons are an excellent compliment to participation in choral and instrumental ensembles at Masters.
Our facilities include four performance spaces: The Claudia Boettcher Theatre, The Middle School Great Hall, Estherwood, and the new Morris recital hall in the Fonseca Center. Two music labs feature 28 MIDI-capable digital keyboards, iMacs or Macbooks for use with each, and a full compliment of professional-grade music software including ProTools, Sibelius, Aurelia, Ableton Live, and more. The campus is home to 22 pianos, including a 9-foot Steinway grand piano in the theater, 12 Steinway grand and baby grand pianos, and three Mason and Hamlin pianos.