There are many ways to make music at SAAS, including Band, String Ensemble, Vocal groups, and Music Production. In Middle School, there are single-trimester classes in Vocal music and Music Production, year-long Band classes in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades and a mixed-grade String Ensemble club that meets once a week. In Upper School, the options include Band, Vocal (Jazz and Choir), String Ensemble, Music Production, and Beginning Music Appreciation class.There are also Middle and Upper School Guitar clubs that meet once a week. Students can also fulfill their music graduation requirement by participating in the fall musical.
In addition to the many music classes that are available to all students, there are also "audition tracks" in the Upper School in the Band, Vocal, and Music Production programs for those students who want to make a more focused commitment to skill and repertoire development through practice and study. Jazz Band I & II are by audition, as are the three different levels of Vocal Jazz Choir. Music Production levels are determined by a portfolio review with the instructor.