Instrumental Music

Instrumentalists explore a world of music

The Instrumental Music Conservatory is a collective of musicians who play a variety of musical instruments and come from a diversity of experiences and backgrounds.

This performance-based conservatory explores and studies a variety of styles of music including classical, world music, jazz and popular in both large and groups to small chamber ensembles. Students gain knowledge and skills in instrumental technique, music theory, ear training, improvisation and ensemble performance.

In collaboration with the teacher, students are guided and encouraged to assist in selecting music as well as arranging and composing for the ensembles. Students playing any music instrument at all levels are welcomed and encouraged to audition. Students are highly encouraged to have, in conjunction with their Instrumental Music Conservatory commitment, a private teacher for their instrument and a full-year commitment to the Conservatory.

Major performances include the annual Carol Night, Mayfield Benefit and the Music in May spring concert. Numerous other performance opportunities arise during the school year, especially during the holidays. Recently, Instrumental Conservatory has performed at One Colorado, Disneyland Performing Arts OnStage, Knott’s Berry Farm Performances in the Park and more.

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  • A busy time for all of Mayfield's conservatories...

    All Arts Night last Friday was a huge success! We want to share a big “thank you” to all the Arts Faculty, Student Artists, and Community for supporting the arts!  
    Artist(s) of the Week: Lilly Santizo ’26 and Julia Lothian ’26. Both freshmen have demonstrated a great talent for Design and Technical Theater. Both have demonstrated leadership and have been very helpful with assisting fellow students with our Design of our upcoming Production. Lilly and Julia have also demonstrated a great ability to set-up and mix events, that include mics and a band. We saw their talents as they worked as co-sound-engineers for last Friday's Arts event. We look forward to many great productions in the future from these two talented Technical Theater students. Congratulations and thank you. 
    The Arts Council is organizing some fun Halloween activities for the Mayfield community including pumpkin decorating, a costume contest and more!!!

    From Choir Retreat to pre-production for “Macbeth,” it’s an exciting time for all of the arts at Mayfield! Read more to learn what each conservatory is up to! 
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    Christin Hablewitz 

    Instrumental Music Teacher
    (626) 799-9121 ext. 217
    Northern Illinois University - B.A.
    San Francisco State University - M.A.
    California Institute of the Arts - M.F.A.
Established in 1931, Mayfield Senior School in Pasadena, CA is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for young women grades 9-12. Noted for its rigorous academic program, which includes 28 Advanced Placement and Honors courses, Mayfield’s curriculum is underscored by a philosophy of educating the “whole child,” which also encourages commitment to and excellence in the arts, athletics, community service and spiritual growth. The nurturing environment at Mayfield Senior School allows each student to flourish in an atmosphere of personal attention.