Georgetown Prep has an exceptional music program. Every day when I wake up to get ready for school, I think about how excited I am for Prep Singers that day. When I’m singing in class, it doesn’t even feel like school. It feels like a second home. Prep Singers gives me a confidence and a work ethic that I use in every other aspect of my life. I enjoy learning advanced harmonies, singing a variety of songs, and being able to perform what I love in front of my family and classmates. The thing I love the most about Prep Singers though is the strong support system I get from Mr. Ashur and and the powerful brotherhood I have with my fellow choir mates.
Ari Salim '24
GP Orchestra in action
Get your Jazz on!
The Music Department offers several courses and the opportunity to be part of a performing group. Three groups are open to freshmen: the Freshmen Instrumental Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra and Prep Singers. Our advanced choir, known as A Cupola Hoyas, is our oldest performing group and is open to sophomores through seniors. The Chamber Orchestra is open to all students. It includes predominantly string instruments with a few wind, brass, keyboard and percussion instruments. The Jazz Band is an advanced ensemble which includes all instruments except strings.
Students have two formal concerts - one during the Christmas Season and one in the Spring. Students have also participated in off-campus performances in Bethesda and in Washington D.C. In addition, students participate in school masses, musicals, and service projects off campus.
Join our Musical Community
- Prep Singers (freshmen choir)
- Freshmen Instrumental Ensemble
- A Cupola Hoyas (open to sophomore - seniors)
- Jazz Band (open to sophomore - seniors)
- Chamber Orchestra
- Liturgical Music Ensemble
- Drum Line
- Rock Band
The Recording Studio, located in the George Center, welcomes both budding and seasoned musicians at Georgetown Prep.
It offers an alternative space for students to express their creativity and learn new skills used in the professional music industry. Students have the opportunity to write, record and produce their own songs, and collaborate with their peers and faculty members.
The professional studio houses Pro Tools recording software, a dedicated vocal booth and a variety of instruments and microphones.
With the help of the recording professionals at Pick-Up Productions (co-owned by Sean Gaiser ’98), two compilations are produced each year. CD copies are available in the Studio.
Use of the studio during regular hours of the school day is free. Studio sessions during the summer or non-school hours are hosted at $60/hour. For more information or to schedule a studio session, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.