Milton’s music program provides opportunities for both experienced and inexperienced students. The program offers choral, instrumental and jazz classes as well as courses in theory and history. Students may also take private lessons for credit from professional musicians in the greater Boston area or study at the New England Conservatory.
Our classical and jazz instrumental groups are strong. The orchestras have toured the eastern United States and Canada. The Chamber Orchestra has performed in Prague, England, Ireland, Italy and China. The Advanced Jazz Ensemble has performed in Europe, Canada, South Africa and 14 states across America. The group has won four national awards as best high school small jazz group. Other ensembles include the Flute Choir and several jazz combos.
The School’s tradition in choral music has strong historical roots. The Glee Club is the longest-running activity at the Academy. The Chamber Singers group has won several gold medals from the American Choral Directors Association and has sung at the Association’s eastern convention. In recent years, this group has toured Romania, Kenya, England, Ireland and the northeastern United States. Miltones, Octet, Epic and Three for Each of Us are select groups of singers that perform contemporary a cappella music at assemblies and many other events throughout the school year.