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.

 

 

 

 

 

Violinist backstage

Performances

Fall Music Concert
New Falcon music Chapel
Winter Vespers
Spring Performance

 

 

Music Course Offerings

ensembles

 

String Quartet finalists in prestigious competition
 
As finalists of the 37th Annual Young Musicians Concert, the string quartet of senior musicians Mia Huang (violin), Kyle Huang (viola), Uma Mani (violin) and Sophomore Kathleen Zhang (cello) would have played at Lincoln Center this spring. Instead, their live performance was streamed by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center on April 30.
 
Coached by Dr. Yevgeniy Dyo, the quartet entered the high-level chamber music competition in January, submitting a three-minute video of their performance of Dmitri Shostakovich's Quartet No. 8 in C minor for Strings, Op 110. Their submission qualified them for the regional performance at Drew University on March 12, where they were selected as one of the eleven finalists.
 
"These musicians and their coach worked very hard on this project," said Alan Michaels, Arts Department Chair and Director of Music at Peddie. "they should be congratulated for their exceptional work."
 
The Young Musicians Concert is sponsored by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and provides advanced high school instrumentalists the opportunity to perform in a concert professionally produced at professional home-region venues and at Lincoln Center.
 
 
 

The Latest

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

Meet our Faculty

Alan Michaels

Alan Michaels

Department Chair, Director of Music
B.M., Mannes College of Music
M.M., Mannes College of Music
Marisa Green

Marisa Green

Director of Choral Music
B.A., Harvard University
M.M., Yale University
Zachary Krieger

Zachary Krieger

Assistant Director of Choral Music
B.M., Central Michigan University
M.M., Westminster Choir College