Studio: Music (Instrumental and Vocal Music Programs)

Music Studio Faculty



Benjamin Schott

Bernice Fleischer

Robert Apostle

Jana Ballard

Krystyna Berman

Kevin Blancq

Jonathan Bloomfield

David Blumenthal

Rocco Carbone

Victor Clark

Jeanne Cascio

John Hamilton

Dawn Jones

Darryl Jordan

Flora Kirou

Christ Koelzer

Joseph Meyers

Jonah Piali

Kimberly Roof

Valentina Shohdy

Mary Ann Swerdfeger

Roslyn White

Music Studio (Instrumental and Vocal Music Programs)

Benjamin Schott, Assistant Principal
The Vocal Music and Instrumental Music Studios provide a rigorous conservatory experience in music education. During the first two years, traditional skills and disciplines are stressed through our foundation level courses and curricular ensembles which are required by all music majors regardless of what year they enter LaGuardia.
The Music Studio prepares students to continue their studies in music conservatories, to major in music at a university, or to perform professionally. All music students receive preparation in sight singing, music theory, and music history. Master classes feature guest artists such as members of the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera and The Juilliard School.

Grading Policy

  • Major Assessments: 40%
  • Participation/Classwork: 30%
  • Homework/Preparation: 20%
  • Final Project/Portfolio: 10%

Performance Ensembles

Band: Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony Treble Chorus
Chamber Music Gospel Choir
Jazz Ensemble Mixed Chorus
Jazz Orchestra New Music Ensemble
String Orchestra Opera Workshop
Concert Orchestra Show Choir
Symphony Orchestra Cantare
Philharmonic Orchestra Cambiata
Orchestra: Musical Theatre Pit Elementary Chorus
Orchestra: Opera Pit  

Music Studio Course Catalog

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