Music Department

Imagine being able to study with professionals who work and live in the field of music: a studio guitarist, an orchestral musician, a jazz pianist, a composer, an orchestral conductor, with a teacher who has trained singers who now sing in major opera companies, or one who has worked in and designed courses for a university music program. Imagine taking the only daily strings chamber music class on the high school level in the country.

Imagine going to school each day and attending small classes, where your development as an individual artist is the subject; where the atmosphere is relaxed, because all of the students want to be there, but where you are challenged to be a better musician than you thought you could be; where you are exposed to and learn from visiting artist-musicians of local, regional, and national status, like the Britain-Moore Percussion Duo, the Cavani String Quartet, or the Kandinsky Trio.

Imagine graduating from a program that puts you ahead of the competition when it comes to applying to and receiving scholarships for college -- a program whose alumni have attended the foremost college music departments and conservatories in the nation, and who now are successful, working artists in the many facets of the music industry.

To learn more about our programs and their instructors, click on links below.

Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion | GCYO Orchestra
Dr. Gary Robinson, Instructor

Jazz Studies 
Steve Watson, Instructor

AP Music Theory | Advanced Topics in Music Theory | Honors Music History
Dr. Jon Grier, Instructor

Music Theory 
Richard Young, Instructor

Strings Chamber Music 
John Ravnan, Instructor

Danielle Knox, Instructor

Recording Arts
Eddie Howard, Instructor