The Storm King School is a member of the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA). The Music Arts curriculum features the fundamentals of music in theory and practice. Melody, harmony, rhythm, and form constitute the building blocks. We study ear training, transcription, composition, orchestration, analysis, melody writing, counterpoint, and more, through individual personalized sessions and group seminars. Students read music, compose their own songs, explore different instruments — all in an effort to better understand each student’s personal means of musical expression. Students’ work is performed on both formal and informal concerts and every effort is made to produce near professional recordings. Students have the opportunity to provide soundtracks and may work with dancers, poets, playwrights and more.

Meet the Faculty

Burr Johnson
Guitar Instructor
Gabriela Mikova-Johnson
Voice Instructor
Alva Nelson
Music Director

Classes Offered

Private music lessons for most instruments are offered weekly. Sessions are taught by some of New York City’s most accomplished professional musicians.


SKS Student Art Show Opened in Newburgh

April 23rd, 2019|Arts, Music, Visual Arts|

  The evening of April 12 was dubbed “Funky Friday” by those who attended the opening of Storm King’s annual Student Art Show at the 2 Alice’s Coffee Lounge located in the historic district in Newburgh, NY. The show featured works by SKS' talented AP Studio Art, Advanced Studio Art, and Digital Design students.     As faculty, parents, and fellow students gathered to view the art and share coffee and conversation, they were also [...]

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