Painting a Path to a Future Bright with Possibilities

At Saint Thomas’ Episcopal School, we believe the arts are a vital aspect of a child’s development – that’s we’re proud to offer our students a wide array of vibrant visual and performing arts to participant in.

Choral Music

The lower, middle and upper school choirs comprise our performing choral ensembles. These groups provide the musical and liturgical leadership at our daily chapel service and perform in the Christmas and spring programs.

Instrumental Music/String Ensembles

STE values the musical arts and offers outstanding opportunities to students for classically-based music instruction. Throughout the year, our string orchestras regularly perform at the school (e.g., Grandparents’ Day, Christmas concerts, Spring Orchestra Concert, chapel performances, graduation, etc.) as well as community service concerts (e.g., at retirement homes, banks, luncheons).

7th – 8th Grade Orchestra

Students in the seventh and eighth grades with appropriate playing skills and music-reading facility may play with this orchestra. Participants play more advanced orchestral pieces and are exposed to classical orchestra literature, as well as sacred, Celtic, and contemporary music. New students must audition to determine their level of playing.

Upper School Orchestra

Upper school students with appropriate playing skills and music-reading skills play in this orchestra. Participants play advanced and demanding classical orchestra literature, as well as sacred, Celtic, and contemporary music. New students must audition to determine

Private Lessons

Private music lessons in piano, voice, organ, violin, viola, cello and flute are offered at the school. Rates are based on half-hour lessons. Parents who are interested in private lessons may also take advantage of this opportunity. Please contact Giles Brightwell, Director of Music, by email at brightwell.giles@stes.org, or call the school, 713.666.3111.

Theatrical Performance

Our theater department performs two productions each year, one in the fall and one in the spring.

Open auditions are held for sixth through 12th graders. Students are also needed and encouraged to be a part of the technical crew that works with scenery, lighting, sound, etc.