Vocal and Instrumental Music Programs

Mount St. Mary Academy is highly regarded for its fine arts programs. Our instrumental music program includes a full concert band, jazz and string ensembles, and the only all-girls marching band in New York State. Students involved in Band take it as part of their in-school curriculum. Vocal programs offered include private vocal lessons, Music Ministry, and our by-audition group, the Gemtones.


Art and Theater Courses

MSM has an extensive visual arts program offered as electives to all students. Courses include Introduction to Fine Arts, Drawing, Painting, Graphic Design, Digital Photography, Ceramics, Crafts, Studio in Art and Portfolio Preparation. Artwork is displayed throughout the school during our annual Fine Arts Week, a time to enjoy MSM art and performances from our Dance and Band classes. Our annual fall musical – held in our beautiful 1,100-seat auditorium – features the singing, dancing and acting skills of our students and young men from area high schools. Additionally, each spring MSM’s student-run Drama Club performs plays which they write, direct, produce and act in all on their own.


Courses Offered:

  • Chorus
  • Intro to Fine Art
  • Computer Graphics
  • Music Theory
  • Voice, Private Instruction
  • Gemtones
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Strings Ensemble
  • Studio in Art
  • Drawing
  • Crafts
  • Ceramics I and II
  • Digital Photography/Photoshop
  • Acting and Theater 1
  • Musical Theater