Music education at Stuart Hall is a well-rounded experience taking advantage of the rich musical talent in Staunton and the Shenandoah Valley. Staunton is home to The Heifitz International Music Institute, and the town’s creative culture has inspired local groups such as the Statler Brothers, Robin and Linda Williams, Heather Berry Mabe, and The Judy Chops. Local bluegrass bands, Irish fiddlers, and acoustic musicians perform in local venues, festivals and coffee shops. This culture allows our students the opportunity to apply musical literacy skills and performance techniques to real-life.
Students explore and sample performance practices through participation in music ensembles
Stuart Hall continues to develop ways to integrate our musical education with local opportunities. For instance, extra-curricular opportunities in music include District V chorus and band auditions and events, Senior Regional Orchestra auditions and events, All-State auditions, Divisional and National ACDA Honor Choirs, and events and competitions as appropriate. Additionally, students may audition for our student-led a cappella group, Fermata the Blue.