Vocal music develops artistry and brings the experience of a variety of musical styles to student singers and the school community.
The Chorus, a volunteer, non-auditioned organization of around 80 young women, is the oldest ensemble on campus. Chorus members meet during homeroom and on Wednesdays during club period. Traditional choral singing is stressed, and music of all styles is performed. The group performs at concerts throughout the year, as well as for Masses and other school functions. The Chorus also embarks on two concert tours per academic year. Past tours have included venues Williamsburg, New York City, and Italy.
The Madrigals is an auditioned chamber choir and members are musical ambassadors for the school. Members of the Madrigals are also part of the Chorus and rehearse three to four hours each week and perform frequently, both on and off campus. Vocal skills are emphasized and all musical styles are performed.
Visitation's vocal music program is dedicated to artistic excellence, commitment, discipline, personal fulfillment, and meaningfully service to our community.
instruments in Orchestra
students in AP Music Theory
international music trip every other year
Madrigals performances a year
vocal performing groups: Madrigals & Chorus
Each year Visitation welcomes talented musicians to our school community. The goal of the instrumental music program is to provide performance opportunities that enhance musical repertoires and advance technical skills.
Recognizing varied musical interests and levels of experience, Visitation's musicians perform as chamber ensembles, woodwind groups, and as the pit orchestra for the school's musical productions. The repertory explores a variety of musical styles and traditions.
Mr. Jorge Orozco, director of the instrumental ensembles, is a professional musician who performs in the Washington, Baltimore, and Philadelphia areas. His work with the students includes large ensembles as well as small chamber groups.