Music is a universal language, one that transcends the boundaries of nation and race. Like language, music is essential to the formation of the creative, social, and intellectual development of each individual.

Santa Catalina’s Music Department offers courses in Chamber Choir, Chamber Ensemble, Advanced Placement Music Theory, and individual instrumental instruction. With many of our students participating, musicians represent a dedicated and talented group at the school. Students who participate in the music program enjoy performing in a number of concerts, recitals, competitions, and community performances throughout the year.

Participating in the musical arts at Santa Catalina is a sharing in the gift of music. We believe this contributes to the enhancement of our students' educational experience and enriches their lives.

Mary L. Johnson Music Center

The Mary L. Johnson Music Center features a professional dance studio with a mirrored wall and spring-loaded floor, six private practice rooms, and a 150-seat recital hall with near-perfect acoustics.

Private Music Instruction

We offer private music lessons to students on campus during the school week, led by outstanding musicians and teachers from the Central Coast area. Learn more about our facilities and instructors.