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Music

the music program at deerfield academy is home to a world-renowned faculty of music professionals and boasts a state-of-the-art performing arts facility that rivals the nation’s finest conservatories.

Our wide array of music classes, student ensembles, and guest artist residencies provide students the opportunity to gain deep knowledge and direct experience in the many diverse facets of the modern musical landscape.

the elizabeth wachsman concert hall is both spacious and intimate, and features advanced acoustical design, versatile shades for precision control of natural light, a projection screen, a built-in audio system, and two steinway d pianos. this is the main performance and rehearsal venue for our orchestra, chamber ensembles, and choirs. and students love creating music in our fully modernized multi-track recording studio. 

Frequently Asked Questions

正规平台before they enter deerfield, all new students are required to take a math placement test to determine an appropriate class. students who have already taken a language they wish to continue studying at deerfield will take a placement test to determine what level class they should take. if the placement in either department is deemed inappropriate after the student arrives, then the section teacher may suggest a change of level. students may also request such a change and should consult with their teacher and their academic advisor before contacting the academic dean.

正规平台study abroad is available to all students from their sophomore to senior years, although typically students who choose to go abroad will do so during their junior year.

in order to garner honors distinction a student must have a cumulative term average above 90.0%. high honors requires an average of 93.0% or above. exemplary students with a grade point average of 92.0 or higher may qualify for admission to the cum laude society, a national honor society. 

because of its commitment to rigorous academics, deerfield offers a wide range of accelerated and advanced placement courses. all of deerfield’s classes are appropriately challenging, but ap and accelerated courses provide an extra challenge for ambitious students.

all students are assigned a faculty advisor at the beginning of their time at deerfield. after their first year students may choose a new advisor, or continue with their original one, depending on the relationships they have developed with deerfield’s faculty. advisors are responsible for submitting course requests and writing an advisor report every term. they are available for any questions a student may have and are involved in every major academic or athletic decision a student makes while at deerfield. in addition, faculty eat lunch with their advisees every thursday and may schedule outside events for their advisees. advisors are a key component of the deerfield experience, as they provide guidance and friendship to students throughout their time at deerfield.

正规平台the pursuit of excellence policy states that students may miss up to five class days a year if an unusual and extraordinary opportunity arises, including opportunities in a variety of academic, athletic, and artistic fields. the office of the academic dean determines the legitimacy of pursuit of excellence requests on a case-by-case basis.

Contact Academics

academics@b-marlin.com
413-774-1470
Fax 413-772-1128

Boyden Library
Mon–Fri, 8am–4pm

7 Boyden Lane, PO Box 87
Deerfield, MA 01342