Beaux Arts: Performing Arts

At Convent & Stuart Hall, fostering creativity and fluency in the arts is an essential component of the curriculum. Beginning in kindergarten, students learn the fundamentals of musical instruments and voice. Starting in fifth grade, the school offers an elective instrumental music program, providing comprehensive instruction in wind, brass and percussion instruments. Student musicians learn to read music, employ music terminology, comprehend theory and play diverse styles from classical to world music. Students who are proficient in note-reading are invited to join the all-school orchestra.

Made possible by a generous gift to support the Beaux Arts Artist-in-Residence Program, Lincoln Center's Susan Thomasson leads second graders in a weeklong theatrical workshop.

At the high school, we offer a coed Instrumental Combo class to student musicians who can read music. The class covers a diverse range of styles, including classical, jazz, Latin, rock, funk and pop. The school also offers instruction, practice and performance in theater and musical theater along with vocal programs ranging from traditional chamber choir to classical and contemporary a cappella.

Student performers share their talents with each other and the school community throughout the year. Public performance begins at the kindergarten level, encouraging students to step into the spotlight and inviting them to share their creative skills, talent and confidence.

Performing Arts faculty Patrick Galvin SHB'03 performs a violin solo of Johann Sebastian Bach's masterpiece, "Three Sonatas and Three Partitas," in Syufy Theatre.

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JJ | Grade 8

I find band to be a place where I can be comfortable playing my trumpet.


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