Stevenson offers a rich variety of opportunities for students to express themselves through music. The vocal music program, headed by Willow Manspeaker, includes a chorus, chamber singers, and a jazz choir, as well as opportunities for individual and student-organized group performances.
The instrumental music program, directed by Adam Petrocelli, offers several string, wind and percussion classes. These ensembles include string orchestra, chamber groups, concert band, pep band, drum line, and jazz band. Often like-minded students organize smaller rock and jazz combos to perform at community events, concerts, and assemblies.
In addition to the traditional instrumental and choral ensembles, Stevenson's music department is proud to offer a number of innovative and advanced courses designed to serve the diverse student body. These courses include Songwriting and Music Production, Music Appreciation, Advanced Placement Music Theory, and Beginning Guitar. Additionally, students may choose to enroll in private music lessons, offered on campus on a wide array of instruments.
Each spring, students organize "Keckstock," a modern version of Woodstock featuring a variety of student music performances, held in Keck Auditorium. Coffeehouse and Classical Coffeehouse also offer students additional opportunities to collaborate and perform for a supportive community audience.
Explore videos of Stevenson musicians performing at recent concerts by selecting a link on the right.