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

  • Chorus
  • 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
PEDDIE THEATER HOLDS

4

STAGE PRODUCTIONS EACH YEAR
EACH DAY

300

STUDENTS ARE INVOLVED IN OUR ARTS PROGRAM
OUR MUSIC DEPARTMENT HAS

12

PERFORMANCE GROUPS
WE HOLD

2

SPEAKING CONTESTS ANNUALLY
OUR AUDITORIUM HOLDS

535

SEATS AND AN ORCHESTRA PIT
PEDDIE ARTS DEPARTMENT OFFERS

23

COURSES EACH YEAR

Arts Calendar

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Swig Arts Center



Alberto Hernandez will be expanding his current series of prints that examines the history, cultural practices and mythologies surrounding dance in Mexican states. Alberto currently operates a gallery and studio in the city of Guanajuato, Mexico. For this exhibit, Alberto will be remotely participating, from Mexico, in a panel discussion with members of the Honors Studio class and Spanish 5 students.

Meet our Faculty

Alan Michaels

Alan Michaels

Department Chair, Director of Music
Marisa Green

Marisa Green

Director of Choral Music
Zachary Krieger

Zachary Krieger

Assistant Director of Choral Music