Students get the chance to attend concerts, participate in regional and all-state festivals and perform in and out of school throughout the year.
UPPER SCHOOLUpper School music electives are on rotation and include introductory and AP music theory, music appreciation, and music history.
The MacDuffie Singers meet year round and work on vocal and performance techniques, blend, group and solo singing and various repertoire to perform in concerts and assemblies. Advanced singers also have the opportunity to attend all-state events.
The MacDuffie Ensemble is an instrumental ensemble focusing on repertoire, improvisation and various performance techniques.
Student run clubs have included the orchestra band and an acapella group.
Private lessons and instrument rentals are coordinated by the school upon request.
There are two yearly concerts performed at MacDuffie; The Winter Music and Dance Concert, and the Spring Music Concert. The concerts are open to all students to audition. Students select and prepare their pieces with faculty coaching, and are also in charge of stage and light management, photography and MCing.
The Winter Musical production is open to all students to audition and is an excellent extracurricular activity. Students work with faculty from Dance, Music and Theater departments, gain experience, confidence and social skills.