above: some of the forty performers at a recent recital. Between eighty and ninety students participate in the after school music program
Gordon hosts a variety of after school instruction opportunities throughout the year. Students can study a variety of orchestral and folk instruments, and vocal music, with a faculty of professional musicians and educators.
Instrumental music recitals are held twice a year, at the end of each semester, in January and May or June. All students in this program are welcome to participate.
The schedule is split into two semesters, and the fee structure is based on fourteen lessons per semester, with an additional two or three weeks left open for make-up lessons in the case of absence. This two-semester calendar is different from the three-season schedule followed by after school enrichments and athletics.
Missed lessons can only be made up if the student was absent from school due to illness. Once a student begins lessons, there is only a two-week period within which the student may drop. Teachers have reserved that time for the lesson and there will be no refund after that point.
Half hour lessons are $356 per semester, forty-five minute lessons are $524 per semester.