Instrumental Music

The St. Andrew's instrumental music program grows every year. Both the school's orchestra and jazz program have fully developed courses of study for students of different levels of experience.

Students at St. Andrew's have many opportunities to participate in the instrumental music program.  The Orchestra features nearly 70 members.  Advanced instrumentalists can join chamber music ensembles or the jazz ensemble.  Over a third of the student body takes private lessons with instrumental music teachers.  Students exhibit their work at concerts throughout the year.

In addition to the busy schedule of student performances, numerous guest artists visit St. Andrew's each year to perform and to give masterclasses. Past visiting performers have included The Cypress String Quartet, The Borealis String Quartet, “The President’s Own” Marines String Quartet, pianist Ella Holding, Duo Fresco (Brett Deubner, viola, and Christopher Kenniff, guitar) and Duo Terlano (Hannes Dietrich, violin, and Marie Cadieux, cello) as well as such pop and jazz performers as Vanessa Carlton and the Westchester faculty jazz quartet. The Haroldson Masterclass performance each year features an important string ensemble in a special program.

Private lessons on many instruments are available for a additional fee. Interested students can contact the Director of Instrumental Music Fred Geiersbach at fgeiersbach@standrews-de.org.

St. Andrew's is also home to the annual Delaware Solo & Ensemble Festival, held in March.

Recent Performances