Music

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.

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. 

Partnership with the Groton Hill Music Center

Young performers have a variety of music-focused courses, several vocal and instrumental performance groups, and private voice and piano lessons available to them at Lawrence Academy. In addition to these on-campus offerings, Spartans are also encouraged to venture off campus for instrumental music studies at the nearby Groton Hill Music Center. The state-of-the-art educational and performance center features a 1,000-seat concert hall, a 300-seat performance hall, rehearsal and teaching spaces, and lawn seating for summer concerts.
 
The LA@GrotonHill partnership aims to connect our instrumental music students with the greater community through chamber and orchestra music programs. At GHMC, students can work at a high level with peers and teachers while taking private lessons and participating in the Groton Hill youth orchestra, jazz band, and wind ensemble.
 
Click on the photos below to explore the newly-constructed Groton Hill Music Center, less than a mile away from Lawrence Academy.

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

2019 Ensembles Concert
Mr. Scheibe watches on from the mezzanine as the LA Singers take the stage at Carnegie Hall.

Mr. Scheibe watches on from the mezzanine as the LA Singers take the stage at Carnegie Hall.

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.

"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