Half-day Schedule, Today, November 15

Due to forecasted snow, Kent Place will dismiss on a half-day schedule. Buses will leave at 12:30 p.m. Primary School, please refer to MyKPS for your specific grade’s dismissal time. Middle and Upper Schools will dismiss at 12:15 p.m. The will be no lunch and all after-school activities are canceled. Thank you. 


The Kent place music program is dedicated to providing our young musicians with a wide range of instrumental and choral performance opportunities. Through the study of global repertoire, active engagement in performances, and general music classes, students realize their potential as both musicians and as human beings. Both the individual process and the collaborative group experiences provide an enduring understanding of concepts which enable our students to become contributing citizens in a global society. Our curriculum prepares interested students for further professional study and at the same time fosters a lifelong appreciation for music performance.

Did You Know...

  • In 2017-18, numerous students are participating in ACDA State and Regional Honor Choirs: 10 at the regional level (3 Primary, 3 Middle, 4 Upper); 23 at the state level. Open to singers in grades 4-9 (7 Primary; 13 Middle, 3 Upper). Two Middle School students have been accepted to the NJ Regional Orchestras.
  • In the Upper School, 141 students are enrolled in a vocal performance group. 79 students are in Upper School Orchestra.
  • In the Middle School, 108/148 students sing, which is 73% of student body. 65 students play in the Ensemble, which is 44% of the student body. 19% of students do both.
  • Auditioned singers have biannual opportunities for international travel and performances. The Chamber Singers were invited to perform at prestigious venues in Rome, Italy, including St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican.
  • Middle School choral singers perform annually at a Choral Sing at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC.

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Meet the Department

List of 5 members.

  • Ms. Ruthanna Graves McQueen 

    PS Music
    The New School - B.F.A.
  • Mr. Terrence Thornhill 

    Instrumental Music
    Montclair State University - B.A.
    SUNY Purchase - M.A.
  • Ms. Edel Thomas 

    Department Chair / MS/US Music
    University College - B.Mus.
    Trinity College, Dublin - M.Ed.
  • Ms. Anna Lenti 

    MS/US Music
    Eastman School of Music - B.A.
    Westminster Choir College - M.A.
  • Dr. Lori Mirabal 

    PS Music
    University of Memphis - B.F.A.
    Manhattan School of Music - Master of Music
    Teachers College, Columbia University - Ed.D.
Our instrumental music program is enhanced by teaching artists who daily share their talent and enthusiasm with our students.
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Kent Place School is an all-girls K through 12 independent college preparatory day school with a coeducational Preschool, located in Summit, NJ.