The instrumental music program at Taft helps students realize their talents through a broad range of creative outlets. Our goal is for each student to come to know themselves as artists, musicians, and lifelong learners in a collaborative and inclusive setting. In that way, arts education at Taft strengthens our sense of self within the greater community.
I help students discover their strengths as learners, refine their listening skills, and instill a sense of cooperation and expression through music. Through these experiences, our students develop the capacity to become great performers, and great people.
—TJ Thompson, director
When the winners of the American Protégé International Concerto Competition took the stage at New York City's Carnegie Hall last month, Taft's Vincent Chen ’24 was among them.