What a Difference Music Makes
At Kingswood Oxford, students come to know and love music. Starting in Middle School, where an hour each day is set aside for music, students learn through participation and exposure. Our many courses, performance ensembles, and master classes provide an array of options for all levels of musicianship.
See the opportunities that await you in Kingswood Oxford’s Vocal, Orchestra, and Band programs.
Our seven-year choral curriculum exposes students to an expansive repertoire of music from around the world and throughout history, including contemporary, pop, gospel, and fusion.
The Middle School curriculum focuses on singing, ear training, rhythm, melody, and harmony. In Upper School, students’ repertoire and experience broaden. They study music theory, work with the Composer Colloquy visiting artist, and venture into classical, baroque, pop, jazz, and multicultural music.
Kingswood Oxford’s orchestra program introduces students to the world of orchestral music as they study and perform the classics. Through group practice, students develop keen technical skills and fall in love with time-proven classics.
Options include the Middle School String Orchestra and the Upper School String Orchestra.
Students in Kingswood Oxford’s Concert and Jazz Ensembles take center stage as each musician plays to be seen and heard. They develop skills through group practice, growing their musicianship and appreciation for various styles and genres. Kingswood Oxford students explore classic and contemporary instrumental music by performing in the following bands, including young composers and known musicians.
- Upper School Concert Band
- Middle School Concert Band
- Middle School Jazz Band
- Upper School Jazz Combo
Music Merit Scholarship
The Giamalis Family Music Merit Scholarship, established by Christine and Steve Giamalis, is awarded to one incoming or rising Upper School music student every four years who will be participating in the Kingswood Oxford Band, Orchestra, or Choir. The award is given to students who exemplify both excellence in musical performance as well as academics. For more information on how to apply, click here.
Winter Band Concert
Jazzapella & Rock Band