every boy has a musical voice.

The strong Gilman music program opens boys' ears to music, its many genres, nuances and methods of creation, and gives them a lifelong gift of appreciation. Boys are offered a wealth of diverse opportunities to explore the kinesthetic, creative, collaborative, and just-plain-fun aspects of making music, mastering a musical instrument, collaborating with other students in a performance group, writing or arranging music for a vocal ensemble, or studying the development of Western music.

Music Instructors

Ariel Dechosa

Director of Music
After School Music Program
String Ensemble Director

Cheryl Nkeba

Upper School Music Coordinator
Jazz Ensemble Director
Handbell Choir Director

Peter Lander

Middle and Upper School Band Director

Elizabeth Sesler-Beckman

Middle School Music Teacher
Middlemen Director

Robby Ford

Glee Club Director
Traveling Men Director

Amy Cyman

Lower School Music Teacher

Laura Couch

Lower School Music Teacher


of our students participate in performing arts