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.
String, wind, percussion and keyboard
Wind, percussion and keyboard
Performs standard orchestral repertoire
Standard jazz, contemporary jazz and popular music (by audition)
Challenging standard orchestral repertoire (by audition)
Guitar, bass and drum ensemble that performs classic and contemporary rock 'n roll and popular music
Anything you can shake, scrape or strike
Vocalists: Kavya Borra '20, Evan Corn '19, Brooke Dennison '18, Rebecca Harris '19, Isabella Lagrego '19, Giulia Marolda '18, Jaewon Oh '19, Julia Patella '20, Christian Rodriguez '18, Gabriel Rodriguez '19, Femia Tonelli '19 and Nicole Zwennes '19
Instrumentalists: Daniel Funderbirk '19 (trumpet), Ethan Govea '19 (guitar, bass), Alan Michaels, faculty (drums), Luca Morante '18 (percussion), Rongqi "Alex" Tang '18 (piano, keyboard), Anthony Testa Jr.'18 (saxophone), Binglun Shao '18 (violin), Yoyo Wang '18 (cello)
B.M., Mannes College of Music
B.A., Harvard University
B.M., Central Michigan University
It's what they do
Our music faculty are working artists; when they are not in the classroom, they are seeking out opportunities to perform and develop their crafts. Here's where our music faculty were this summer:
Michaels was on the move this summer, with adventures in China with Peddie's Asian Studies program, in Chicago and closer to home at Tanglewood Music Center in Massachusetts.
Finding ways to branch out and utilize her many talents in the local music scene, Green served a multiple roles in a variety of performances throughout New Jersey.
Krieger serves as section leader with the choirs of Trinity Church in Princeton, which led him to tour England and Germany this summer.