Boarding schools' music programs encourage you to explore opportunities in vocal and instrumental performance. Schools organize concerts and festivals as well as participating in national and international competitions such as The Conference of Independent Schools' Music Festival among others. At this annual event at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, choirs, bands and individuals compete for supremacy among music schools' programs.
Boarding schools with music programs often feature a variety of choirs students can join, depending on musical tastes and abilities. Boarding school music programs will likely include choral music, music history, music theory, electric music, orchestra, voice, vocal and singing.
"The music teachers here are wonderful. I've had the chance to go to a couple of music camps with the band, and perform at local festivals and during school assemblies."
Check out as many different schools as you can to make sure that the school's music program matches your personal abilities and tastes. Be sure to consider other aspects of the school beyond its music program, of course. Ask yourself whether the music program is your highest priority or merely part of a well-rounded education.