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.

Voice lesson

PRIVATE MUSIC INSTRUCTION is available in voice, piano, guitar, strings, brass, winds, and percussion.

A student plays the violin

MUSIC THEORY FUNDAMENTALS AND AP MUSIC THEORY prepare students planning to pursue music in college.

Flute ensemble practice

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES include wind and string ensembles, boys' and girls' a cappella groups, winter musical, and recitals.

Saint James Chapel Choir

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.

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