Music

The Music Program is an energetic, dynamic, and engaging experience for students passionate about both vocal and instrumental music. Within our ensembles, students will have the opportunity to develop and refine their technical and musical skills through the rigorous study of jazz, classical, and popular musical styles. Windward music students receive the finest and most dynamic instruction in a secure and nurturing environment.

Peruse a comprehensive list of music courses at Windward below. 

Advanced Jazz Ensemble

The Advanced Jazz Ensemble is designed for our most serious and talented musicians as a chance for them to explore their artistry. This class focuses on deepening their skill level in improvisation, composition, performance, and teamwork at an advanced level.

Jazz Ensemble

The Windward Jazz Ensemble is open to advancing musical students with at least two years of prior experience.  The Jazz Ensemble instrumentation is based on the traditional “big band” and includes saxophones, trumpets, trombones, piano, bass, guitar, and drums.

Madrigals: Chromatics

This ensemble is for students with a serious interest in singing. Madrigal Singing Ensemble, known as The Chromatics, performs a wide variety of advanced choral repertoire, from classical masterworks to collegiate-style a cappella.

Beginning Band

The Beginning Band gives students the opportunity to learn a woodwind (clarinet, flute, or saxophone), brass (trumpet or trombone), percussion, or string (electric bass, violin) instruments completely from the beginning. No previous experience is required to take this course.

Intermediate Instrumental Ensemble

The Intermediate Instrumental Ensemble is geared for students who have taken Beginning Band at Windward, or have played an instrument for at least one full year.  All incoming students who wish to start with the Intermediate Instrumental Ensemble need to be able to read music at a competent level.

Chamber

The Chamber Music Ensemble performs a wide variety of music including Bach, Beethoven, Vivaldi, Mozart, movie scores, and more contemporary works.

Upper School Chorus

This ensemble continues to set the foundation for future singing at Windward. The class sings a variety of selections ranging from traditional choral repertoire to pop songs to musical theater. Students will learn about healthy habits for singing and the fundamentals of music.

Middle School Chorus

Middle School Singing sets the foundation for future singing at Windward. The class sings a variety of selections ranging from traditional choral repertoire to pop songs to musical theater. Students will learn about healthy habits for singing and the fundamentals of music.

Coffee House

The Tri-M Coffee House is Windward's biannual student talent show, featuring singing, performing, and more! 

Windward Conservatory of Music

Music Mentors