Students are required to complete one fine arts credit from either the Art or Music department in order to graduate.
The following is a list of Instrumental Music course offerings:
- Beginning Brass
- Concert Band
- Symphonic Band
Music Lesson Reimbursement
Students enrolled in music ensembles who take private music lessons (voice for choral music students, their band/orchestra instrument for instrumental music students) are eligible to receive partial reimbursement for their lesson fees, whether their lessons take place on campus or in a private studio. Please click here find out more about Lesson Reimbursement.
8th Grade Applicants - Instrumental Music Auditions
Elizabeth Seton High School offers scholarships to dedicated instrumental music students. Students can audition before our instrumental music instructor to receive a music scholarship. Scholarships range from $300 - $1,200 for your freshman year only.
Instructor: Dr. Bradley Tatum
As a performer and teacher, Dr. Bradley Tatum is in demand throughout the DC, MD, and VA area. He performs regularly as Baroque Hornist with the Washington Bach Consort, Second Natural Horn with the Bach Sinfonia, and hornist with the Saturday Morning Brass Project, Worship Orchestra of Washington and his chamber ensemble Opus 40. In addition, he has been heard with a variety of groups throughout the DC area, served as Principal Horn of the Loudoun Symphony, and section player with the Southwest Florida Symphony, the Boca Symphonia, and even the Alan Parsons Project. His primary horn teachers have included Gregory Miller of the Empire Brass, Dr. Randall Faust, and James Vaughn. Dr. Tatum holds a DMA from the University of Maryland in Horn Performance, an M.M. from the Lynn Conservatory of Music, and a Bachelor's degree in Music Education and a Performance Certificate from Shenandoah Conservatory.
As a music teacher, Dr. Tatum previously directed the award-winning Hyattsville Middle School Wind Ensemble. After school, he maintains a large private horn studio. These students have received top honors in County and State Solo Festivals, All-County and All-State Band, the Interlochen Fine Arts Camp, various youth orchestras, and have been finalists in the Navy Band’s Young Artist Concerto Competition.