Peforming Arts Department

Vocal Music Program

The Jackson-Reed High School concert choir is one of the hardest working vocal groups in the District of Columbia. We pride ourselves on maintaining academic excellence, commitment and dedication to skilled music making, honor in our school and a positive collaborative effort within our community (parent/student teacher/community leader partnership).

Vocal Music Contact

For more information contact our Vocal Music Director Anthony Pierce at

Instrumental Music Program

Experience Growth Through Music at Jackson-Reed

The Jackson-Reed High School Instrumental Music program offers students a progressive, four-year sequence of specialized courses designed to prepare young musicians to become competitive for college admissions and scholarships.

Students receive a rigorous, college preparatory music education training experience in a variety of musical styles and ensembles as listed below:

  • Jazz Combo – Advanced
  • String Quartet – Advanced
  • Jazz Ensemble – Intermediate/Advanced
  • String Orchestra – Intermediate/Advanced
  • Concert Band – Intermediate/Advanced
  • Beginning Piano Lab – Novice

Instrumental Music Team Contacts

 Mr. Eric McMillan

  • Concert Band

Mr. Paul Phifer

  • Jazz Ensemble & Combo
  • String Orchestra

Audition Info

Coming soon for SY23-24!



Daniel Iwaniec

Drama/Performing Arts Teacher


Eric Mcmillan

Music Teacher


Paul Phifer

Music Teacher
Department Chair


Anthony Pierce

Vocal Music Teacher