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"Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent."

- Victor Hugo, 19th Century novelist, poet & dramatist


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MCSD students to perform in All-County Music Festival

The festival, which features remarkable student performers throughout Sullivan County, will be held at Tri-Valley High School in Grahamsville NY at the Tri-Valley Bernstein Theater on March 4. Read more

Winter concert series dates announced

The Monticello Central School Music Department is pleased to announce its upcoming winter concert series. Read more

MHS student recognized for musical excellence

Monticello High School junior Bella Lovett has been recognized for musical excellence and named to the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) All-State music ensemble performance at the annual Winter Festival. Read more

Tri-M National Music Honor Society students give their regards to Broadway

All year long, they raised funds for a special field trip by selling food and water at a variety of Monticello activities; and on May 12, students from the Monticello chapter of the Tri-M National Music Honor Society took a trip to the Majestic Theater in New York City’s theater district to attend a matinee performance of Broadway hit Phantom of the Opera. Read more

Monticello: a “Best Community for Music Education”

For the seventh consecutive year, the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation named Monticello as a "Best Community for Music Education." Read more

SUNY Fredonia professor visits MHS musicians

Music professor James Piorkowski stopped by Monticello High School to visit with the Emerging Ensembles Chamber Musicians. view photo gallery

Four MHS Students Named to NYSSMA All-State Music Festival

Monticello High School seniors Austin-Michael Komatz, Rebecca Bass, Allison Linen and Isabel Lopez-Diaz have been recognized for musical excellence. read more

Music in Education

The Monticello Music Program is an integral part of students' educational experience. Students can get involved by singing, playing an instrument or participating in general music courses. Click on the links below to learn more about music education in Monticello:

Who's Who in the Music & Performing Arts Department

The success of the music and performing arts department is largely due to its fine instructors. Find out more about each teacher by clicking on the links below.

Six students chosen to represent Monticello at Area-All State

Monticello Central School District is proud to announce that six student-musicians have been selected to perform in the Zone 9 Area-All State Festival on Friday, Nov. 20 and Saturday, Nov. 21 at Suffern High School. read more

Support students - donate unused instruments

Have an instrument collecting dust in your attic or closet? Then please consider donating it to the Monticello Music Department. Donated instruments are checked by a repairman and then given to students who'd like to play, but who cannot afford to do so. Please contact the Music Department at 794-8840 to find out how to donate.

District phone system playing our songs

If you've called a school/district office recently and were placed on hold, you've heard musical selections from past Monticello High School concerts. The music you hear highlights the talents of various performing groups.

Quiet PLEASE...

During musical and theatrical performances it is absolutely necessary to follow a strict protocol of etiquette. Proper behavior during performances will cut down on the many distractions that can affect the performers. It also allows all audience members to have a more fulfilling experience. Download concert etiquette guidelines. (PDF document)