Music is an essential part of life and an integral part of CSW's performing arts curriculum. Students become well versed in many musical styles, and gain a thorough knowledge of the historical and theoretical context of music.

The music program balances classical music study with opportunities to pursue more contemporary experiences. In addition to the concert choir and chamber orchestra, the school offers jazz and rock/pop ensembles, as well as high tech courses, such as computer notation and digital recording and editing.

A strong emphasis of the program is to encourage students to refine their vocal and instrumental proficiency, and to pursue opportunities for live performance. Fundamental skills are stressed, and students are encouraged to form good practice habits through private lessons, ensemble work, solo rehearsals and performances.

A Little Bit Rock N’ Roll

The Rock/Pop Ensemble, a D-Block class that arranges tributes to contemporary Rock n’ Roll artists, performs to packed auditoriums every year during our annual Evening of the Arts. Recent performances have included tributes to the Beatles, Queen, Stevie Wonder, and various female artists. 

“Same Love" by Macklemore
Vocals: CSW Rock/Pop Ensemble

A Tribute to Various Artists
Vocals: CSW Rock/Pop Ensemble

Open Stages and Eager Audiences

There are countless opportunities throughout the school year for CSW students to showcase their musical talents! From student-organized 'Open Mic' Nights and lunchtime jam sessions, to end-of-the-mod class performances and student band shows, there is always an open stage available and an eager audience standing by.
Chamber Ensemble
Mod 6, 2014

A Cappella Performance 
Mod 7, 2015 

‘My CSW Music Classes Encourage and Challenge Me’

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      "Before coming to CSW, I wrote my own songs but never thought of performing them. Through Rock/Pop Ensemble, the teachers in the music department gave me the tools for me to perform my own work and be proud of it. The music theory classes I've taken also gave me new techniques in how to improve my songwriting and composition skills. CSW has shown me how I can share my love of music with everyone and really incorporate it into what I do both in school and in my life."

      Lizzie '18
      Lexington, Mass.

The Cambridge School of Weston
45 Georgian Road, Weston, MA 02493 • P. 781-642-8600
The Cambridge School of Weston is a coed day and boarding private school, located near Boston, for students in grades 9-12 and PG. We offer an innovative and rigorous academic program that fosters critical thought, hands-on experiential learning and deep academic inquiry. Students choose from more than 300 courses through our unique Mod System; no two student schedules are alike.