Arts / Music

Fostering love of music, excellence in music performance, and lifelong skills as musicians.

Program Goals

The goals of the Music Department are to encourage ensemble participation, enhance knowledge of music theory and history, and build musicianship by offering a wide variety of musical groups and theory application courses, from beginning to advanced level. Emphasis is placed on accuracy of rhythm, pitch, dynamics, and blend to build confidence in performance skills. In addition to formal theory courses, the Music Department incorporates notation, pitch recognition, and tonal memory into the practice of each ensemble.

Kirby School’s Audiolab, an on-site digital recording and sound mixing studio, complements the traditional music program by providing an outlet for modern and popular musical styles such as rock, pop, and electronic dance music. We showcase talented student performers and develop skills in recording, mixing, and producing music. We also explore the intersection of art and science by studying the science of sound, the technology of music recording, and the art of creative sound editing.


  • “Electric Feel”

    Performed by The Kirby Jazz Singers
    Originally by MGMT

  • “Desh”

    Performed by The Kirby Chamber Choir
    Originally by Arr. by Ethan Sperry

  • “With or Without You”

    Performed by The Kirby Treble Choir
    Originally by U2

  • “Butterfly”

    Performed by The Kirby Jazz Singers
    Originally by Rajaton

  • “Footprints”

    Performed by The Kirby Jazz Band
    Originally by Wayne Shorter

  • “Losing End of Distance”

    Performed by The Kirby Jazz Singers
    Originally by Sean Kelly, Arr. by Kerry Marsh