Theater and music are a vital part of Exeter Summer life. During the five-week session, Exeter Summer presents dramatic productions and a dance concert of original choreography.
Extracurricular music activities give you the chance to use your talents and pursue your interests outside of the formal musical performance classes. We encourage you to bring musical instruments and to join one or more of the vocal or instrumental groups.
The Exeter Summer Orchestra
The Exeter Summer Orchestra rehearses on two evenings each week and performs during the last week of Exeter Summer. This ensemble has performed Mozart and Haydn symphonies and works by such composers as Bizet, Dvorak, Wagner, Debussy, Bartok, Beethoven, and Brahms.
Evening Ensembles offer coaching and accompaniment of solos two evenings a week. All interested students, particularly those not enrolled in the Chamber Music class, are encouraged to participate. Auditions for forming chamber groups will be held during the first week of the session.
Glee Club is a large singing group that meets two evenings per week. Open to the entire community, this group sings and performs works from a wide range of traditional and contemporary music.
You will have the opportunity to sign up for extracurricular music groups on opening day.
Private Music Lessons
You may take private music lessons for an additional fee ($375 for five 50-minute lessons; $225 for five 25-minute lessons). Exeter Summer offers lessons in voice and a variety of instruments. Students planning on taking lessons should fill out the appropriate information on the application. You must apply for private lessons by April 15, 2017. Please note: we do not offer financial aid for private music lessons.