Whether your goal is to learn to play an instrument, to sing for the first time, or to advance to new heights of achievement, Saint James offers a wide range of music classes and opportunities. Our students are engaged in a variety of musical disciplines, from singing in the Chapel Choir and a cappella groups to instrumental chamber ensembles and student-organized bands. Private music lessons are taught by twelve adjunct music faculty during the academic day so that students do not have to choose between a musical interest and athletics, clubs, or theater.
Our music programs are housed in the Pohanka Fine Arts Center. The state-of-the-art building has three practice rooms, seven teacher studios, an ensemble rehearsal room, choir rehearsal room, classroom, and recital hall.
PRIVATE MUSIC INSTRUCTION is available in voice, piano, guitar, strings, brass, winds, and percussion.
MUSIC THEORY FUNDAMENTALS AND AP MUSIC THEORY prepare students planning to pursue music in college.
PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES include wind and string ensembles, boys' and girls' a cappella groups, winter musical, and recitals.
THE SAINT JAMES CHAPEL CHOIR is one of the finest in the country, with choristers leading twice weekly services of Holy Eucharist and Sunday evening Compline. They also sing regionally at area parishes and cathedrals, and have performed during recent spring break trips to England and Florida.