Music is to the ear what art is to the eye and dance is to the body; an inexplicable need to express oneself through a shared sensory experience. our ability to understand the intrinsic workings of music serves to enhance our ability to connect with this expression, and in that moment, to one another.
– Duane Case, Music Department Chair
The Music department at Haverford provides a wealth of experiences in
active music making, from Junior Kindergarten through grade 12. Students
sing, dance, play percussion instruments, study guitar, use equipment
on the cutting edge of music technology to orchestrate, arrange, compose
music, and study the works of the master composers. They perform in
orchestras, choirs, and select vocal and instrumental ensembles. As
musicians/music educators who love children, we strive to share our love
of our art and the joy and enrichment it can provide our students.
Program & philosophy
Our music program is rich and varied. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, there are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved in music at Haverford!
The benefits of Haverford music education extend far beyond the aesthetic and the social. Through their musical study, students learn the value of practice, repetition, memorization, and the ability to recognize patterns. Learn more >
Haverford boasts an outstanding music faculty. They are experienced, dynamic, love to work with boys, and they are each professional performers in their own right. Learn more >