Campus Life


Spalding Music

The Archbishop Spalding music program aims to provide its members with the opportunities necessary to become well-rounded musicians by establishing an educational environment that respects diverse learning styles, performance styles and practices. The Music Department holds in high regard the concepts of self-discipline, hard work, commitment, and determination. Through performing and responding to music, students develop individual skills, realize a sense of belonging, and establish connections to the community. This active participation encourages students to strive for musical excellence and become life-long participants, intelligent consumers and active patrons and advocates for the arts.

Scholarship Information
Freshman students may apply and audition for instrumental (brass, wind, percussion, strings), vocal, and piano (choral accompanist) scholarships.  Students who wish to be considered for a music scholarship must submit a music scholarship application and letter of recommendation from a music teacher by the Application for Admission deadline (December 20, 2024). Please visit the Scholarship section under the Admissions tab for more details on how to complete this process.

Academic Credit

One credit in the Arts is required for graduation from Spalding. Students can receive credit in the following Music classes that meet each day:

  • Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble & Honors Wind Ensemble
  • Chorus 101, Mixed Chorus, Honors Mixed Chorus
  • Beginning Strings, String Ensemble, Honors String Ensemble
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Guitar I, Guitar II, Guitar Ensemble
  • Jazz & Commercial Improvisation
  • Exploring Musical Theater
  • Music Theory, AP Music Theory 
  • Music Technology 

Extracurricular Music Groups

  • Women’s Chorus
  • Chromosome Y
  • Jazz Harmony
  • Vocal Ensemble
  • Liturgy Band/Choir
  • Jazz Cavs
  • Jazz Lab
  • Percussion Ensemble

Music Festivals

Each year, Spalding band, string, guitar, and vocal groups travel to compete at local and national music festivals.  The rest of the paragraph can remain as is.  Spalding student musicians consistently receive 'Superior' ratings.  They've brought home Championship trophies from:

  • Boston, MA
  • Orlando, FL
  • Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Nashville, TN
  • Williamsburg, Va

Spalding Music has also traveled internationally, most recently performing in Venice, Tuscany, and Rome in Italy.  They had the privilege of singing at mass at St. Peter’s Basilica.

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    Mr. Shawn Heming 

    Department Chair
    (410) 969-9105 Ext. 1290

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    Mrs. Debra Curry 

    Music Department Assistant
    (410) 969-9105 Ext. 1245

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    Mr. John William Sturgis 

    (410) 969-9105 Ext. 1328

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    Mr. Brian Shatt 

    (410) 969-9105 Ext. 1291

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Archbishop Spalding High School

8080 New Cut Road
Severn, MD 21144