The music program at St. Timothy's School is broad enough to accommodate everybody—from accomplished recitalists to students who have yet to play their first note. Our music courses range from basic classes in Music Appreciation to private study options offered through the Peabody School at Johns Hopkins University. Students study violin, flute, cello, piano, oboe, and voice.
Of course, performance is central to music, and the St. Timothy’s School choir, the "Moongates," sings a wide variety of literature, including folk, classical, and multicultural. Rehearsals are twice weekly. The Moongates perform in Chapel each week, as well as at Convocation, Commencement, our annual holiday concert - Lessons and Carols - and other events both on and off campus.
The St. Timothy’s four-and-a-half octave English Handbell choir is a long honored tradition and is part of the fabric of school life. The bell choir performs on and off campus throughout the year at events such as the annual Lessons and Carols holiday program; our Cum Laude Society induction in the spring; and at Commencement ceremonies every June. When the audience hears these beautiful hand cast bells, they are entranced by their sparkling tones and by the tight coordination of 14 girls who make the many bells flow into one sound. The oldest bells in our set were made by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in England, a company that has existed for over 300 years. Whitechapel cast the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, the famous Big Ben in London, and a bell that was rung to celebrate the opening of the 2012 London Summer Olympics.