The Fieldston Middle music program provides every student in the 6th and 7th grades, and those who choose to continue in the 8th grade, a hands-on learning experience, not simply exposure through general music classes.
Students in 6th grade choose an instrument or voice and study it for at least two years, learning the basic skills needed to perform in a large ensemble. Entering 6th graders can choose a new instrument or continue on one they have already studied. In addition to learning basic music theory, history, and performance practices, students learn how to express themselves constructively and appropriately within a large group, use analytical thinking to solve real problems, practice ethical behavior through increased sensitivity gained from exposure to music and the arts in general, and gain a life-long appreciation for music. Every Fieldston Middle music group performs twice per year.