Music

The Cheshire Academy Music Program believes all students benefit from music education, from absolute beginners to students planning a career in music. Embodying the Cheshire Academy ethos of “meeting students where they are and taking them beyond where they imagined possible,” all students can participate in our program and be challenged to grow as musicians and as people. At Cheshire Academy, student musicians develop tenacity, patience, focus, and confidence. They also have many opportunities to display leadership in student-led ensembles such as our rock bands, flute choir, and a cappella ensemble. Advanced students have the opportunity to take private lessons, audition for all-state music festivals, and study AP Music Theory and IB Music.

Students who participate fully in evening music ensembles are eligible for one-on-one or small group lessons. During the day, students can take classes to focus on their instruments or singing (Music Performance), study music theory (AP Music Theory and IB Music HL and SL), or learn about songwriting or music technology. Our after-school music program gives students more time to practice (as an alternative to after-school athletics), and even participate in the winter musical’s pit band. There are also numerous ensembles available to students in the evenings; see below for a full list. School-wide Morning Meetings give students the opportunity to perform for the school in small groups or as a solo performer.

Performance Groups

  • Chorus
  • Orchestra
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Jazz Band
  • Rock Band
  • A cappella (The 1794’s)
  • Flute Choir
  • Winter musical
  • Musical theater pit band

Performance Opportunities

  • Weekly all-school morning meetings
  • Convocation and Commencement
  • NAfME National Honors Ensembles
  • CMEA All-state Festivals
  • CMEA Southern Region Festivals
  • Winter concert
  • Winter reception
  • Spring concert
  • Parents weekend
  • Open houses
  • Coffee houses
  • Talent shows

Music Faculty

Nathan Trier

Music Teacher

203-439-7592 email: Nathan Trier PROFILE

Eunyoung DiGiacomo

Music Director

203-439-7610 email: Eunyoung DiGiacomo PROFILE
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Important Weather-related Announcement: School Closed

Due to the inclement weather, Cheshire Academy will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 11.