Music

Whether you are a newcomer or an experienced musician, you'll find your rhythm in Peddie's music program.

Classes cover diverse fields of music at various levels of expertise, as well as musical theory and history. If you want to continue your studies outside of the classroom, you can take private lessons, accompany our theatrical performers as part of the Pit Orchestra and perform at school and community events.

You'll have the opportunity to participate in three choral groups, as well as seven instrumental ensembles that span everything from rock to classical to jazz to exclusively percussive instruments (including trash cans). Musical professionals often visit campus to provide higher-level discussion about their craft.

Ensembles

Vocal

  • Acafellas (all-male)
  • Treblemakers (all-female)
  • Peddie Singers

Instrumental

Symphonic Orchestra
String, wind, percussion and keyboard

Concert Band
Wind, percussion and keyboard

String Orchestra
Performs standard orchestral repertoire

The Pulse
Standard jazz, contemporary jazz and popular music (by audition)

Chamber Orchestra
Challenging standard orchestral repertoire (by audition)

Guitar Ensemble
Guitar, bass and drum ensemble that performs classic and contemporary rock 'n roll and popular music

Percussion Ensemble
Anything you can shake, scrape or strike

The Arts at Peddie

4

STAGE PRODUCTIONS EACH YEAR

300

STUDENTS ARE INVOLVED IN THE ARTS AT PEDDIE EVERY DAY

12

MUSICAL PERFORMANCE GROUPS

2

ANNUAL PUBLIC SPEAKING CONTESTS

535

SEAT AUDITORIUM WITH ORCHESTRA PIT

23

COURSES SPANNING MUSIC, THEATER AND THE VISUAL ARTS

Arts Calendar

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Swig Arts Center






Kicking off this year's Mariboe Gallery exhibition schedule is Becca Lowry, a dynamic young artist whose current body of work, which she calls Shields, fall somewhere between painting and sculpture. The students of the Honors Studio class will conduct a panel discussion with Becca in the gallery to understand these objects and probe the depths of her creative process.