Music

St. George’s has a soundtrack that is a regular part of our lives on the Hilltop ...

Our 50-member choir sings during chapel services, a cappella groups perform current tunes to SRO crowds in Madeira Hall, musicians play solo or with an ensemble or full orchestra at school events, such as Hunter Gallery openings — or Family Weekend in October. Topping off those public events, many of our musically inclined students jam with each other off hours. And many sing their way through the day, too; you can hear them in the dormitory halls and showers, or even in the hallway waiting for their next class — or chapel — to begin.

A Cappella Groups

Our female a cappella group, the Snapdragons, and our male a cappella group, the Hilltoppers are a performance highlight of a number of events throughout the year, including Family Weekend, Reunion Weekend and the Year-end A Cappella Concert. Membership is selective; bonding is guaranteed.

Private Lessons

We offer private lessons on piano, all orchestral instruments, percussion, guitar, voice — and even bagpipes. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced musician, you’ll find the perfect match for your goals and aspirations. Then you’ll have the chance to participate in a guild performance and share your accomplishments and gifts with the community.

The Chapel Choir

The St. George’s School Chapel Choir enjoys a long-standing tradition of excellence. Choir performances are an essential part of the festive Christmas celebrations, Family Weekends, Reunion Weekend and Prize Day, as well as of the weekly chapel services. Dedication, but no singing background, is required.

Instrumental Ensembles

The Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, and Handbell Choir provide opportunities for instrumentalists to rehearse and display their skills to the delight the community. These groups, along with smaller student-led ensembles, perform at concerts and chapel services as well as Family Weekend, holiday functions, art gallery openings, and other special events around campus.

Earning Academic Credit

A high level of performance is expected of all performing ensembles. For this reason, students may satisfy a maximum of one trimester of the arts graduation requirement by participation (for three consecutive trimesters) in any of the large performing ensembles — Chapel Choir, Orchestra or Jazz Ensemble — or by private study of an instrument or voice.  Academic classes are offered in the Music Foundation, Songwriting and American Pop: A History.
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A Coeducational Boarding and Day School for Grades 9 Through 12
St. George's School
372 Purgatory Road Middletown, Rhode Island 02842
401-847-7565
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