Performance opportunities abound in Upper School. The music department's concerts in the winter and spring range from full orchestra to string quartets, wind ensembles, and a jazz band. Selections incorporate a cross-section of musical styles, genres, and periods.
Open to all students in grades 9-12, the Upper School Chorus performs in two concerts annually, plus additional school assemblies and events. Chorus members learn the basics of healthy vocal production, music reading skills, and working together as an ensemble. Students are encouraged to consider how their unique personalities and musical gifts enhance the ensemble as a community. The Upper School Chorus sings repertoire from a variety of genres and languages, enabling students to experience a broad range of musical styles. Students may also audition to join the Grace Notes (open to sopranos and altos in grades 9 & 10), Spicetones (sopranos and altos in grades 11 & 12), and Foxtones (tenors and basses in grades 9-12) vocal groups.
For information about music classes in the academic curriculum, visit the Upper School Academics pages.
for information on private instrumental music lessons. Carl Bradley, Program Director, and Galen Guindon, Lower School Coordinator, administer the FCS instrumental program. Click here for a list of private instrumental music instructors.
Learn about Upper School Chorus performances at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.