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Performing Arts - Music

The Music Department at the Mount is designed to give every student the opportunity to learn, practice, and perform. In addition to numerous course offerings available during the school day, the program offers students a wealth of opportunities outside the classroom. Instructors provide individualized attention to every student and schedule lessons and practice sessions to accommodate each girl's busy schedule.

Music Club

The Music Club is open to all Mount students. It is the umbrella organization for all vocal, instrumental, and liturgical music at the Academy.

Music Club Charter

After School Music Club Schedule

Private Lessons

Students may take private lessons during their free periods and after school. Instruction is available for singers and all instrumentalists.

Vocal and Instrumental Ensembles

The following ensemble groups are open to all students:

  • Chorale
  • Chorale Ensemble
  • Symphonic Band (band with strings)
  • Symphonic Ensemble (band with strings):
  • These groups are subsets of Symphonic Band:
  • Woodwind Ensmble
  • Flute Choir
  • String Ensemble
  • GraceNotes - MSMA Acapella, by-audition, vocal ensemble
  • Performance Opportunities

A number of performance opportunities are open to Music Department students throughout the school year, including:

  • Christmas and Spring Concerts
  • Somerville Caroling Festival
  • School Functions
  • Liturgies
  • Outreach Programs
  • Fall and Spring Musical
  • Student Recital
  • Graduation
  • Region and All-State Band & Chorus
  • Festivals and Competitions

The Music Department periodically coordinates off-campus trips so students have the opportunity to hear the work of professional musicians. They also facilitate the musical collaboration between Mount instrumentalists and instrumentalists from colleges and universities. These trips and opportunities include:

Collaborations with the local community and universities in ensembles, master classes, and workshops

Day trips include:

  • Avery Fischer & Carnegie Halls
  • Broadway
  • Metropolitan Opera
  • New York City Ballet
  • NJPAC

Students may also take private lessons during their free periods and after school. Instruction is available for singers and all instrumentalists.

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