At Lawrence Academy students have the opportunity to learn about the world and about themselves by creating, performing, and studying music.

Through academic courses, extracurricular ensembles, and private lessons, Lawrence Academy’s young musicians have a variety of opportunities to learn about themselves and the world around them by creating, performing, and studying music. LA music students perform throughout the school year, during all-school assemblies, admissions events, and community service projects, as well as during the end-of-trimester Arts Week.

"The teachers definitely recognized my potential, and they let me know that, too. They’re super observant: They would sit me down and ask how they could help."
Mickey Feeney, Class of 2019

In 2022, the Lawrence Academy Singers, supervised by Director of Music Jenny Cooper, traveled to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall for the fourth time since 2014. LA students collaborate with peers from throughout the country for the opportunity to perform with a large choir during which they’re accompanied by a symphony orchestra. 

Professional Concert Series

Every year, Mrs. Cooper works to bring professional musicians to Lawrence Academy for an intimate performance in LA's Conant Gallery. These concerts are free and open to the local community. Learn more about our Professional Concert Series.

Alumni in the Arts

Lawrence Academy students use what they've learning in the arts program and apply those lessons later in life in their careers. Take a look at what our students have gone on to accomplish after life at LA.

Lawrence Academy at Groton Hill

At Lawrence Academy, students have a wide range of music courses, vocal ensembles, and private lessons available to them. In addition to these on-campus offerings, Spartans are also encouraged and supported to venture off campus for instrumental music studies at the nearby Groton Hill Music Center.
The LA@GrotonHill partnership aims to connect our instrumental music students with the greater community. At Groton Hill, students work with high-level peers and teachers while taking private lessons and participating in chamber, orchestra, and wind ensembles.
Students who participate will also have access to see Groton Hill professional performances, workshops, and visiting artists. Less than a mile down the road, this state-of-the-art educational and performance center features two concert halls (1,000-seat and 300-seat), and rehearsal and teaching spaces.

Through a partnership with Groton Hill Music, Lawrence Academy students will be able to participate in the following: 

  • Private lessons

  • Youth Ensembles; Orchestra or Concert Band

  • Scheduled practice time at LA; which includes access to practice rooms 

Students could also engage in: 

  • Chamber Music

  • Recitals

  • Workshops or trips