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. 

“I Wish” by Stevie Wonder
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.
CSW's Chamber Ensemble
Mod 6, 2014

Student Performance 
February, 2014 

‘I Can Connect With All Types of Music’

    • "All the music classes here are so helpful. I hadn't thought about writing my own songs until I took the songwriting class during my freshman year. Within a few months, I was adding lyrics to most of my original compositions. CSW has really shown me that I can connect with all types of music and find inspiration in many new ways."

      Augustus ’13
      Lincoln, Mass.

Upcoming Music Events

List of 3 events.

  • Femco-hosted Open Mic at CSW

    An "Open Mic" Evening of sorts - hosted by CSW's Femco
    Mugar Center for the Performing Arts - Moir Theatre - M5 MTH
  • CultureFest

    The goal of CultureFest at CSW is to celebrate and share our cultures, traditions, and creative expression through the arts.
    Mugar Center for the Performing Arts - Robin Wood Theatre - M4 RWTH
  • Illuminarium

    CSW's annual 'Illuminarium' festival - a celebration of lights! 
    Lower Field - QUAD - 2
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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.