In the lower and middle schools, boys express themselves through singing, movement, and playing brass, string, or woodwind instruments. In the lower school, a junior choir, recorder ensemble, and a drumming group complement a fun and challenging Orff-Schulwerk program. In the middle school, boys learn music through rehearsing and performing a repertoire that encompasses an array of styles, composers and diverse cultures. Boys also study components of theory, history, composition, and other musical disciplines through project-based learning and collaborating with their peers. Boys in grades 6-8 also have the opportunity to join the Middle School Chamber Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, and/or High Tops Choral Ensemble.
The Upper School offers a diverse music program. The US Orchestra performs a range of pieces appropriate to the technical capabilities of the students. The 1:00 and 2:00 Jazz Ensembles and the Jazz Combo expose students to a variety of jazz styles and the challenges of ensemble playing. The jazz band has traveled to New Orleans and performed throughout the city several times. The US Glee Club is one of the school's oldest organizations dedicated to high quality choral singing and superior musical education for its members. The group performs several concerts each year and has toured throughout North America and Europe. The Upper School Singing Ensemble is known as the US Males. US Males perform contemporary college-level a capella music.