Music is an important aspect of life at Wyoming Seminary, and as many as 50 percent of Sem’s students take part in musical activities. Groups such as the chorale, Seminary orchestra, and the handbell choir are popular. More experienced musicians vie for spots in the prestigious Wyoming Seminary/PAI Civic Orchestra, jazz ensemble, or the select Madrigal Singers. The Madrigals travel regionally during the year, and have won honors in international competitions. In 2006, the Madrigals toured Asia. Students whom the directors deem capable of working in an ensemble have the opportunity to play in a chamber group. Individualized lessons are available from a world class faculty in addition to the main courses of study.
At the Lower School, Sem’s music teachers are dedicated to nurturing a love for music, helping them to grow as musicians and appreciative listeners. Music is included in many primary classroom lessons and activities, and all students participate in three annual performances of vocal or instrumental (or both!) music. To expand upon the in-school music classes, after-school and before-school string instrument instruction is available beginning in first grade.
Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District Chorus – 6 Students Selected Regional Chorus – 4 Student Selected All-State Chorus - 2 Students Selected All-State Orchestra – 2 Students Selected District Orchestra – 12 Students Selected Regional Orchestra – 4 Students Selected District Band – 4 Students Selected Regional Band – 3 Students Selected Luzerne County Jr. Honors Band – 1 District Jazz Band – 2 Students Selected National Piano Playing Competition – 1 Ten-Year Medal NEPA Philharmonic's Piano Competition – 1 Finalist
Performing Arts Events:
01/12Civic Symphony Orchestra8:00 PMGreat Hall
01/14Winter Jazz Band and Wind Ensemble7:30 PMBPAC
01/19Orchestra and String Ensemble2:00 PMGreat Hall
Wyoming Seminary is an independent college preparatory private school and boarding school in Pennsylvania's Wyoming Valley. Sem strives for success in academics, athletics, STEM, fine arts and performing arts. Boarding school, day school and summer program options available. Affordable tuition & scholarships offered. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________