Tabor instrumentalists fill out a variety of ensembles and are provided the opportunity to form chamber groups as well. They perform in different venues across campus as well as in honors ensembles at the Southeastern District, Massachusetts All-State and All-Eastern Music Festivals. Our instrumentalists have performed with The Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras and the Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. A great percentage of the players take lessons with the thirteen private music instructors who are on campus throughout the week. Students are heard performing in chapel, at All-School Meetings, in the various recitals around campus, and often during our regular Open Mic Nights. Tabor is proud of its instrumental program and provides unlimited opportunity for just about any level student to study, practice, and enjoy the art of music.
Private Music Instruction
Lessons are offered on all woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments as well as voice, piano, and guitar. Students are scheduled for lessons once a week and they have ample opportunities to perform throughout the school year.
A comprehensive theory and musicianship class, Basic Musicianship, is open to any student who is serious about improving as a musician. Advanced Musicianship is open to any student who has taken Basic Musicianship or has the consent of the instructor. We also offer Digital Music Studio, a popular trimester course.
Instrumental Performance Venues
Whether it is the full String Ensemble playing a movement or a solo pianist playing a piece, our twice weekly Chapel program and All-School Meeting on Tuesdays provide an array of opportunities for musical performance at Tabor that enrich our community experience. Additionally, there are formal concerts featuring each ensemble staged in the Fireman Performing Arts Center each winter and spring performing a combination of seasonal arrangements mixed with challenging repertoire that delights the audience and stretches the abilities of the musicians.
Applied Music Recitals are scheduled three times each year as a culmination of the co-curricular afternoon program. Participating instrumentalists and vocalists perform solo pieces they have been working on with their instructors all season. Some of our most musical moments have been at these recitals.
Small instrumental ensembles, the Chamber Choirs, and the a cappella groups perform in a delightfully interesting Chamber Recital that blends classical and popular repertoire offerings each May. Many of these students also perform individually or in groups of their own making at regularly scheduled Open Mic Nights, a popular weekend activity among students for fun and relaxation.