Carey offers a comprehensive, high quality music program. Students have the opportunity to be involved in bands, orchestras, choirs, chamber groups and contemporary ensembles at all levels. They progress through graded ensembles as they gain experience and expertise on their instrument. In addition, students can be involved in extension activities such as theatre orchestras.

Performance opportunities include school concerts and assemblies, music festivals, musical productions, performance master classes and workshops, community events and tours throughout Australia and overseas.