School Life


Emma Willard School's music department boasts both instrumental and vocal ensembles. The instrumental music program includes Orchestra and Advanced String Ensemble, open to instrumentalists by audition. Our choirs perform both sacred and secular music of a variety of compositional styles and languages. Inner Choir and Semiquavers, Emma’s advanced choral groups, are open to members of choir by audition.

In addition to our ensembles, Emma's music department offers courses in music theory, music appreciation, voice seminar, and opera appreciation. Students are able to take private vocal and instrumental lessons through our on-campus adjunct instructors and our Practicum program. The music classes and ensembles offer many opportunities for growth as we seek to engage with the student on their journey to find their voice.
285 Pawling Avenue, Troy, NY 12180 | P: 518.833.1300 F: 518.833.1815
Welcome to Emma Willard School, a private day and boarding high school for girls in Troy, NY, and a leader in girls' education for over 200 years. 

PLEASE NOTE: All visitors to campus must check in with Campus Safety, which can be found at the red flag entrance to Sage Hall (Pawling Ave. entrance).