Music is everywhere as you walk around the Belvoir campus. Twenty two private studios nestled in the woods house private music instruction in voice and all instruments. Usually more than half the campers choose private voice instruction. Many campers enjoy lessons in piano, wind and string instruments. Belvoir enjoys a resident faculty string quartet, led by Laura Goldberg, a family member and Juilliard Pre-College teacher. Band instruments are also taught and many campers find guitar a popular and fun instrument to study and play. Classes in chorus, opera workshop, flute ensemble, string class, chamber music and orchestra compliment private lessons.
A camper majoring in music can spend two or more hours a day with lessons, music classes, and time for practice. Beginning students can chose two private lessons weekly on any instrument and voice. Music theory is also available. All students have an opportunity to perform in weekly recitals in the music room of the mansion. Advanced students enjoy music master classes, performances at the Jesup Theater and several performance opportunities in the Lenox community.
Recent music master classes have been given by Martin Katz, vocal coach, Allison Charney, opera singer and alumnae, Benjamin Zander, cellist and conductor, Daniel Epstein, pianist, and Carol Wincenc, flutist. Campers also enjoy trips to nearby Tanglewood.