Music at Fairfield Prep
The Fairfield Prep Music Program offers a robust selection of courses and clubs for every musician — from the violinist looking to hone his skill in the Orchestra to the drummer who just wants to jam with the Blues Band.
Led by Mr. Dan Horstmann, Prep offers five musical ensembles: Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, String Orchestra, Select Choir, and General Music. These are academic courses where students are in class every day working on techniques and skills required to perform at high level. Their efforts culminate in annual concerts at the Quick Center for the Arts.
Prep students are required to take one year of fine arts, and the vast majority of those who start in the Music Program continue their studies all four years.
The Music Program continues the Fairfield Prep tradition of community outreach by participating in a number of annual events. The Jazzuits and Select Choir perform during the annual Shop & Stroll in downtown Fairfield, and since 2018 Fairfield Prep has participated in the annual Anti-Defamation League Concert at the Klein Memorial Auditorium.
Performing at the Quick
Fairfield Prep students perform twice a year at the Quick Center for the Arts, a state-of-the-art concert facility on the Fairfield University campus.