Kent Place second-graders have been studying the people, animals, and geographies of our world’s continents — as they are today and from many years ago — as part of their science and social studies curricula, and this week they went on an exciting field trip that would bring their lessons to life. Equipped with their backpacks, notebooks, and adventurous spirits, the girls visited the Museum of Natural History, in New York City.
Our student-centered program creatively integrates music literacy with vocal and instrumental training to cultivate inspiring performances at every level. Our dynamic faculty foster the development of musical and artistic skills — not to mention appreciation — for all students.
Our choral ensembles foster excellent singing skills and perform regularly both on campus and in the greater Metropolitan area. We also participate in international choral festivals as an optional summer experience.
- Hummingbirds (After school enrichment for singers in Grades 3–5)
- Middle School Singers
- Kent Place Singers (auditioned)
- Chamber Singers (auditioned)
- Treblemakers A-Capella (auditioned)
I love expressing myself through music and being surrounded by people who do too. LILLY, UPPER SCHOOL
Our instrumental program has a range of opportunities that develop both instrumental and ensemble skills for all musicians. The sense of community among all the players is thrilling to experience. In collaboration with the Orchestra Director, excellent teachers — many of whom are performing artists in their own right — work with all students in small sectional rehearsals, assisting with technical instrumental skills. The performance repertoire, chosen to meet the students’ needs, is diverse and exciting.
- Primary School instrumental classes for beginners
- Primary School Ensemble
- Middle School Ensemble
- Symphony Orchestra
- String Ensemble
- Wind Ensemble
- Percussion Ensemble
- Meraki Chamber Ensemble (auditioned)
Take a Peek at Some of our Instrumental and Vocal Performances
The signature Upper School winter music concert, which has been a tradition since 1924, brings together the voices of every Upper School student in a moving performance. Alumnae return to campus to participate.
Middle School Performing Arts Showcase
Each trimester, the Middle School holds a performing arts showcase to highlight music, dance, and theater for families and the school community. Similar performances are held in the Primary and Upper Schools.
An annual tradition held during Grandparents and Special Friends Day, the Thanksgiving Assembly highlights choral, instrumental, and dance performances. A crowd favorite is the Preschool Bell Ringers!
Upper School Concerts
Our orchestra and vocalists thrill us with a repertoire spanning the ages and genres. Spreading the joy of music-making, students share their love of music and even take a chance at conducting.
Primary School Winter Concert
The last day before Winter Break, we are treated to a spirited vocal and instrumental performance by our Primary School students.