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The Hudson Valley is home to a thriving music scene that both highlights global musical traditions and has a sound all its own. If you’ve spent much time at High Meadow, you know that music runs just as mightily through our small corner.

Of course, all our students, from PreK to 8th grade, experience and explore music as part of our rich performing arts curriculum.

In early elementary, they begin formal instrumental instruction, violin in 1st and 2nd grades, ukulele in 3rd, and guitar in 4th. In Upper School, students choose from performing arts electives including guitar, wind instruments, strings, percussion, voice, and composition. Many choose to stay for private lessons after school.

Apart from formal instruction, though, music is alive on campus in the many members of our community who play, enjoy, and support it in their own professional and personal lives.

We count among us performers, composers, producers, and recording engineers, and whether they grace international stages or rock out in the shower, you can bet they do it for the love, for the experiences and relationships music opens to us.

Music allows us to connect without words, to express ourselves in tandem. It offers ongoing challenges and endless discoveries. In short: making music is its own reward.

We hope you’ll make music a part of your Thanksgiving break this year, and we look forward to seeing many of you on December 2nd for Raise the Roof!, a showcase of some major Hudson Valley talent right here on our very own stage.