Barrack students interested in music, whether instrumental or vocal, have a wide array of opportunities to take part in JBHA's music program. Vocal and instrumental ensembles participate in multiple performances ranging in venues from school events, area synagogues, and Philadelphia sporting events such as the 76ers and Phillies.
The vocal and instrumental ensembles for Middle and Upper school students perform in a number of styles ranging from traditional Hebrew songs, contemporary a cappella works, jazz and classical works.
Under the direction of Harrison Horowitz, students have the opportunity to develop both personal as well as ensemble skills on a variety of levels. While students develop the musical skills necessary to participate in top notch ensembles, they are also provided with many musical elective options, including courses such as Songwriting, Music and Art: Theory and Practice, Psychology of Music, Vocal Harmonization and Percussion From the Inside Out. Students take part in class discussions and debates, write their own musical soundtracks, enjoy trips to the Philadelphia Orchestra and much, much more.