Music


The Music Department at Hopkins offers a variety of ensembles for course credit at the high school level, including Concert Choir, Orchestra, Jazz/Rock Ensemble, and Band.

In addition to ensembles for course credit, ad hoc chamber groups and jazz/rock combos are carved out of the larger groups.

The Hopkins Concert Choir performs twice a year in Yale's Battell Chapel and several times a year at other venues. Every other summer, the Hopkins Tour Choir travels abroad where their performances garner rave reviews.

The Hopkins campus includes ten pianos, three sound-insulated practice rooms, and a Recording Studio that enables 16-track simultaneous recording and mixing using Protools software. The studio is wired for independent or tandem audio from three locations. 
 
Private Music Lessons in selected instruments and voice are offered during the school day on the Hopkins campus. 

Hopkins hosts major concerts featuring guest performers in Heath Commons, a beautiful space overlooking the city of New Haven featuring a Steinway D piano. 

Past Special Concerts

2015  Music on the Hill, Hopkins Music Faculty and Guests

2013  Music Haven and Hopkins School

2011  Elizabeth Parisot, piano, and Ole Akahoshi, cello


2010  Mirror Visions: a vocal trio including soprano Vira Slywotzky, tenor Scott Murphree and baritone Jesse Blumberg with piano accompaniment by Richard Pearson Thomas. images
 
2010  Piano Master Class with internationally renowned pianist Eva Virsik.

2009  Songs by Charles Ives (Hopkins 1894) under the direction of James Sinclair, with pianist Neely Bruce, fiddler Paul Woodiel and vocalists Gary Harger and Elizabeth Saunders.  images

2007  Charles Ives Lecture and Concert by Adrian Slywotzky, Katherin Kayaian, and Stephen Porter with narration  by Adrian Slywotzky. images
 
2006  Joan Panetti, piano and Syoko Aki, violin

Excerpts from Performances

2022–2023 Music Performances

October 28
Night on Haunted Hill 
 
November 11
Chamber Music Concert
 
December 13
Choir and Orchestra Concert, Battell Chapel
 
December 15
Bands and Instrumental Music Concert
 
April 14
Spring Recital
 
April 18
Chamber Music Concert
 
May 2
Choir and Orchestra Concert
 
May 4
Bands and Instrumental Music Concert
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