The Center for Artful Expression opened in 2004 and is now the home of the school’s instrumental music, vocal music and visual art programs. The instrumental room is 2,600 square feet, with three practice rooms to accommodate the students of the two concert bands and jazz band.
The Sweet Sounds of Music
Music plays a big part in the daily life of Bishop Ludden students. Along with choir and band, we offer students the opportunity to take several academic music classes, including General Music, Music in our Lives, Music History, and Perspectives in Music Theory.
The annual spring musical is a much-anticipated event in the community, with attendance typically topping 700 over several performances.
The spring musical has entertained the local community with renditions of:
Babes in Arms
Bye Bye Birdie
Guys and Dolls
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Fiddler on the Roof
The Wizard Of Oz
We've got talent! Concert Choir Takes Top Honors!
In 2015, Bishop Ludden's Concert Choir was awarded 2nd Place out of six high school choirs that competed at the Darien Lake Music Festival.
Bishop Ludden received eight nominations at the Syracuse High School Theatre Awards in May 2015, sponsored by the Landmark Theatre and Syracuse.com.
Congratulations to the following nominees from Bishop Ludden:
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Ashley Gusman
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Chris Toia and Jesse Williams
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Breona Courcy
Outstanding Performance by a Student Orchestra: Bishop Ludden Jr./Sr. High School
Outstanding Production Number: Put On A Happy Face
Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical: “Bye Bye Birdie”
Outstanding Achievement by a Director: Tom Pietropaolo