After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. — Aldous Huxley
The Upper School music curriculum includes both academic and performance-based music courses. Our academic classes explore music’s relevance to contemporary society, how music affects and reflects culture, as well as foundations in music such as theory and history. NGFS’s performance classes currently include Classical Guitar, Advanced Classical Guitar, and Instrumental Ensemble. Here, students study basic elements of ensemble playing, improvisation, theory, and technique. The music department has a place for all levels and interests, and seeks to nurture love and appreciation for all aspects of music. We believe that music is an outlet for personal expression, as well as a tool for affecting positive change.