Archbishop Carroll Music Department

At Archbishop John Carroll High School, we believe that the arts are both a creative and academic pursuit.  A rich arts program is integral to educating the whole child.  Performing arts offer Carroll students exceptional opportunities to find their creative voice,  showcase their talent and develop their full artistic potential.

Upcoming Events

5/31 - Arts Coffee House

6/4 - Baccalaureate Mass @ Mother of Divine Providence

6/5 - Class of 2024 Commencement Ceremony

6/7 - Music Banquet


Recent Events:

Congratulations to @carrolltheater for a successful year of performances! 

Fall 2023: James and the Giant Peach


Immacolata Capone as James Henry Trotter,

Jacob Aversa as Ladahlord,

Sofia Burghezi as Spiker,

Ellie Clarke as Sponge,

Sofia Cunicelli as Ladybug,

Rachel Durham as Centipede,

Isis Holt as Spider,

Andrew Doorly as Grasshopper,

Annalisa Laphen as Earthworm

Spring 2024: The Little Mermaid


Rachel Durham as Ariel,

Kadin Kingston as Prince Eric,

Jacob Aversa as King Triton,

Sofia Biddle as Ursula,

Too Jemahwoo as Sebastian,

John Doherty as Flounder,

Ellie Clarke as Grimsby,

Sofia Burghezi as Chef Louis,

Annalisa Laphen as Scuttle,

Isis Holt as Flotsam,

Kadé Cheatham as Jetsam

February 18, 2024 - Members of the Chorus voluntarily signed up to sing for 2 recordings of  2 masses, celebrated inside the WPVI-TV studio. The two masses were aired on March 10th and March 17th, respectively, featuring the voices of these talented singers. 

Service Highlight - Carroll Chorus sings for 6ABC's weekly televised mass!

A group of 10 Carroll Chorus members, under the direction of Miss Suzanne Carpenter, chose to spend their Sunday afternoon giving back to their community - which in this case, is a much broader community than one might expect.

Every week, the 6ABC studio partners with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to record and air masses for Catholics throughout the city who might not be able to physically attend mass due to various circumstances. The masses are viewed by hundreds of thousands each week. And get this - the team at WPVI-TV allows the Archdiocese to celebrate these masses in their studio free of charge - a charity program. The members of the Chorus chose to use their God-given gifts to bless those who are under such circumstances - even if for two masses - and sing the liturgical music simply for the opportunity to bring some joy and hope into the lives of many others during this Lenten season.

After the masses, the students were given a tour of the well-known Action News Studio, where many Philly residents regularly watch their favorite anchors bring them daily news at 4-6AM, 10AM, 12PM, 4-6:30PM, and 11PM. They enjoyed looking at all the equipment, pretending to give the weather forecast, and even had the opportunity to sit at the same desk that the beloved Jim Gardner once sat at. The students used their gifts to bring joy to others, and in turn were given a joyful experience that their friends will likely never hear the end of.

Music Department hosts the 2nd annual Christmas Social!

"We started out the night with food and catching up with old friends. We then played games and had an Open Mic session where we listened to music from our very talented student body! We ended the night with a 'Secret Santa' gift exchange, and spread lots of holiday cheer!

-Immacolata Capone, '25, Chorus member 

Carroll goes caroling

Members of the Chorus, Mixed Select Choir, and Sax Quartet partnered with Lilly Pulitzer at King of Prussia Mall for a Christmas "Shop and Share" event! They sang and played a compilation of Christmas songs for customers as they shopped. 10% of Lilly Pulitzer's sales that day were donated to the music program.

Above: Members of Chorus, Mixed Select Choir, and the Sax Quartet gather outside Lilly Pulitzer after performing Christmas favorites.


Congratulations to our graduating seniors! 

Carroll Musicians Bring Home 12 Awards from the Music Showcase Festival!

Band/Orchestra- Rating of Superior & 1st Place

Jazz Band- Rating of Superior & 1st Place

Choir (Mixed Choir)- Rating of Excellent & 1st Place

String Section Award

Solo Awards:

Bill - jazz tenor sax

Tyler - jazz trumpet

Alex - jazz drums

Kadin - jazz trumpet and concert band trumpet

Joe - jazz alto sax

Eddie - jazz keyboard and choir accompanist

Carroll Choir & Mixed Quartet Perform for BLOCS Gala

ACTS Students Complete Their Final Production of Footloose!

Strings Students Visit Holy Child Academy in Drexel Hill

Students Perform in All Catholic Jazz Band Concert at Archbishop Ryan High School

Carroll Sophomore Daniel Peterkin Conducts the Chester Children's Chorus

Carroll Students Participate in All Catholic Band Festival