St. Andrew's Instrumental Music program is a robust component of the School's arts curriculum and culture. Students at any level of experience can participate in a variety of instrumental music opportunities, some for-credit and others extracurricular. More than a third of our students take private lessons with instrumental music instructors, and also perform with our two instrumental ensembles: the School Orchestra and School Jazz Ensemble. Students exhibit their work and mastery at concerts held for the School community throughout the year.
In addition to the busy schedule of student performances, numerous guest artists performing a variety of genres (from classical to pop; from jazz to world music) visit St. Andrew's each year to perform and work with students. The endowed Haroldson Music Fund, established in 2012 by Katherine and John Haroldson in honor of their daughters, Sarah ’09 and Katherine ’12, provides students with an annual masterclass and guest performance by renowned string ensembles, with a goal of enhancing the skill and understanding of our student musicians and to broaden appreciation for music among all students.
Cypress String Quartet
Borealist String Quartet
"The President's Own" Marine String Quartet
Ella Holding, pianist
Duo Fresco (Brett Deubner, viola, and Christopher Kenniff, guitar)
Duo Terlano (Hannes Dietrick, violin, and Marie Cadieux, cello)