Grades 6-12; Boarding 8-12


Students playing instruments for performance.From classical to modern, using instruments or voices, our students learn to express themselves musically and appreciate its many forms.

To create music in ways you never imagined...

At The Pennington School, students are empowered to create and experience aural expression through the voice and a variety of instruments. Through the development of skills in performance, fundamentals, analysis, composition, and the use of technology, students acquire the ability to communicate in the language of music.

In the Upper School, students can take private lessons and participate in an ensemble, as well as develop skills in music theory, composition, and technology. They can take courses in popular music and the music of religions around the world. While they are developing personal skills they can enjoy interacting with their peers in ensembles and classes.

Pennington students have gone on to pursue majors in music and related fields at schools such as Peabody Conservatory of Music, Eastman School of Music, Ithaca College, Temple University, Northwestern University, Lawrence University, Belmont University, Berklee College of Music, and Boston Conservatory.