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

2018-19 Performances

Fall Music Concert
New Falcon music Chapel
Winter Vespers
WINTER Music Concert
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

Printmaking

Born and raised in Paris, France of Haitian heritage, Edwige emigrated to the United States at the age of 9. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in printmaking with honors from the Maine College of Art. Her work has been exhibited in Maine, Connecticut, Oregon and New York. Edwige was awarded the St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist award in 2013 and a Maine Arts Commission Good Idea Grant in 2011. Edwige has printmaking art project with the Edmunds Consolidated Schools in Edmunds, ME and participated in several group shows that explored issues of race, including The Other Side of Shade(2013) and Undoing Racism in the Joanne Waxman Library at the Maine College of Art (2009). In addition to her art based projects, Edwige has been an artist resident at Tides Institute & Museum of Art in Eastport, ME, the Quimby Colony in Portland ME and the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson VT. She is currently an advisor to the People of Color Fund at the Maine Community Foundation. She lives in Portland, ME with her husband and son.

http://www.edwigecharlot.com/

William Mount-Burke Theatre in Geiger Reeves Hall

One of Peddie's oldest traditions, the J. Walter Reeves Speaking Contest is named for a longtime teacher of drama and public speaking at Peddie. Students share personal stories in front of judges and an audience of their peers.

Chorus Room (lower level of Swig Arts Center)

Students from the Honors Theater Class produce, direct, design and act in One-Act plays

Chorus Room (lower level of Swig Arts Center)

Students from the Honors Theater Class produce, direct, design and act in One-Act plays

The Latest

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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

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:

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