UPPER SCHOOL music
All boys are required to take a music history course in the sophomore year as part of the humanities program. The tenth course aims to introduce students to major developments in Western art and music, coordinating with the History Department's chronological survey of European culture, the Art Department's survey of Western Art, and the English Department's survey of Western Literature. Western art and music are studied within the context of moral, political, and philosophical principles of each period in Western history, and the survey will take students from Gregorian Chant, through Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern music, all the way to contemporary music and jazz. The course will also introduce students to the fundamental elements of music, enabling students to listen to and to discuss music (whether it be "Classical" music or pop music of their choice) critically and analytically.
Those students who continue in vocal and instrumental music performance groups, either through classes or club activities, are young men who enjoy the study of music.