Lower School Music classes focus on singing, moving, listening, reading, writing, improvising, and composing. Students develop a music vocabulary through the exploration of sound. All students work with barred Orff instruments and unpitched percussion. Coordination with classroom units and themes enriches learning. Several performance opportunities occur yearly. Students participate each week in a Second and Third Grade Chorus or Fourth and Fifth Grade Chorus. Students in Grades 3-5 may also elect to study a concert band instrument and participate in a Beginning or Intermediate Ensemble. All Lower School Arts
Middle School Music
The Middle School music program strikes a balance between performing ensembles and academic music classes that introduce students to world music and classical orchestral styles. May Chorale, the Middle School chorus, performs a variety of musical styles and participates in the spring musical. The Instrumental Band performs jazz and classical repertoires and plays in smaller ensembles. All Middle School Arts
Upper School Music
The music program offers a balance of performing ensembles and academic classes. Greenline (Upper School chorus), performs regularly and sings a wide range of styles including classical, jazz, Broadway, Gospel, and popular music. Outside performances include an annual Independent School Gospelfest and choral festivals. A variety of instrumental ensembles perform regularly and include jazz, classical, blues, and rock groups. Popular electives use current music technology and include Making Music and Electronic Music. All Upper School Arts
Brimmer’s After School Music Program provides quality musical instruction and seeks to strengthen music appreciation and literacy. Students in PK through grade 12 have the opportunity to take private instrumental and voice lessons on the campus.
Brimmer and May School
69 Middlesex Road Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 617-566-7462
As an inclusive private school community, Brimmer welcomes students who will increase the diversity of our school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, or any other characteristic protected from discrimination under state or federal law, in the administration of our educational policies, admissions practices, financial aid decisions, and athletic and other school-administered programs.