Music is in the air we breathe at St. Paul’s School. The sounds of the orchestra, choirs, solo singers, jazz band, and other student ensembles practicing for upcoming performances emanate from the Music Building and Chapel on any given day.

Sign up for a course in basic musicianship, music theory, composition, sound design, or take private lessons from any of five full-time or 25 visiting music teachers. Music rehearsals happen in the early evening, early morning, and occasional lunchtimes, so students do not need to choose between music and other activities.

Approximately 30 percent of our students take music lessons, and more than 25 percent of the student body is actively involved in one of the ensembles. There is a vibrant mix of school-sponsored musical groups and student-run musical groups and clubs, including three a cappella groups performing throughout the year.

Inside the Arts

The Instrumental Music Program

Meet Director of Music Orlando Pandolfi and hear him speak about the Music Program and the opportunities for student musicians at St. Paul’s School. 

Sean Jang

When I came to St. Paul’s, music started becoming a place where I could express myself. If I have a rough day, I practice my instrument, and after an hour and a half, I’m much happier.

Meet Sean '23
Inside the Arts

The Choir Music Program

Meet organist and Director of Chapel Music Nick White as he describes what participating in the SPS Chapel Choir is like. 

Anna Zoltowski organ lesson 1

When I started at St. Paul’s School, I jumped at the chance to learn to play the carillon — that’s the bells in the Chapel bell tower — and last year, I decided to tackle the organ, which, is a little like being a one-woman band. 

Meet Anna '23
Two students on stage during orchestra rehearsal
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