Music at Shipley is:

  • At every grade level students participate in music instruction performance ensembles
  • Our faculty are passionate about music and excellent at teaching each child based on their individual ability level. Private instruction is also offered.
  • We engage our community by performing frequently at local nursing homes, churches, and other area locations.
  • From pop to Baroque, from Jazz to Nigerian folksong- students at Shipley experience the rich heritage of cultures from around the world.
  • There is a place for each child to make music at Shipley, whether they are a beginner or a virtuoso.
  • We teach the fundamental skills in every division.
  • Our curriculum focuses making strong musicians out of each student.
  • Our teachers support and give students the freedom to choose their musical experiences in the upper levels.
  • No matter the point of entry, each music student at Shipley will be challenged to take creative risk and grow in profound ways.
  • Our music faculty is deeply experienced – many hold Masters degrees in their applied field, and multiple certifications through professional organizations. They offer instruction tailored to each individual child and are dedicated to the shared pursuit of excellence.

Music at Shipley

Ensemble Program

Lower School
  • Cantare! (an choir for 3rd-5th graders)
  • Handchimes Ensemble
  • Beginning Strings
  • Chamber Strings
  • 5th Grade Band, Choir, or String Ensembles
Middle School
Sixth Grade ensembles meet separately from Seventh/Eighth Grade ensembles. Occasionally they perform together, making a fun experience.
  • Band
  • Choir
  • Strings
  • Handbells
Upper School
  • Jazz Band
  • Chamber Orchestra (woodwinds, brass, percussion, and strings)
  • Glee Club (large unauditioned choir)
  • The Shipley Singers (auditioned a cappella group)
  • Handbell Ensembles

Meet the Team

List of 6 members.

Ensemble Music Program

The Shipley School
814 Yarrow Street
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
T: 610-525-4300 F: 610-525-5082
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The Shipley School is a private, coeducational day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, located in Bryn Mawr, PA. Through our commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.