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Music Ensembles

Student musicians have the opportunity to perform in Music Ensembles organized by the Music Department. With a full year's participation in an ensemble, students have the opportunity to earn one-half academic credit. Music Ensembles may be taken as a credit-bearing course only in addition to the normal student course load. View more performance photos.

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  • Instrumental Ensembles

    A musical ensemble is a group who perform instrumental or vocal music, with the ensemble typically known by a distinct name. Some music ensembles consist solely of instruments, such as the jazz quartet or the orchestra. Some music ensembles consist solely of singers, such as choirs and doo-wop groups.

    Miss Hall's School school offers classical chamber ensembles of various sizes, rock bands that perform a range of styles, a jazz ensemble that is a combo style of music featuring improvisation and a ukulele ensemble. 

    Our ensembles perform on our Classical Music Nights, Jazz and Rock Nights, and on other special occasions. View excerpts of a Classical Music Night performance. 
     
  • Grace Notes

    Grace Notes is a student-selected and student-directed a cappella group that sings popular and classical songs. Membership, which is determined by the group, happens in the spring. View a Grace Notes performance. 
  • Vocal Ensemble

    The Vocal Ensemble is a singing group open to all students. The group performs at a number of school events and participates in a coordinated concert each winter with other area venues.
  • Private Music Instruction

    Miss Hall's offers more than 60 scheduled music lessons each week.

    Private instruction is offered in voice, instruments, music technology, and music theory/composition/ear training.

    Students also have the option of taking the lesson as a for-credit course. Lesson fees vary with the instructor. A signed parental permission slip is required for all students taking lessons.

Music in Action

Music Department Event Photos

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    Classical Music Night

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    Holiday Concert

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    Jazz & Rock Night

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    Songfest - 5.21.18

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    Classical Music Night - 4.24.18

    Classical Music Night featured solo and group vocal and instrumental performances, as well as the popular combination of the MHS Chamber Choir and Instrumental Ensemble.

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    Jazz and Rock Night - 4.23.18

    Jazz & Rock Night was terrific, with a variety of musicians, including two students performing original compositions that brought audience members to their feet.

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    Coordinate Concert - 2.22.18

    Berkshire School, Darrow School and our own Vocal Ensemble and Grace Notes performed at the annual Coordinate Concert.

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    Classical Music Night - 1.16.18

    The Music Department presented Classical Music Night at Centennial Hall.

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    Music Department Holiday Concert - 12.14.17

    The annual holiday concert featured soloists and ensembles in Centennial Hall.

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    Jazz and Rock Night - 12.1.17

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