We believe that an understanding of our world and acceptance of different cultures is essential to a productive and balanced life, so at Rocky Hill Country Day the visual arts are an integral part of the curriculum. Problem solving and creative learning encourages students to connect visual knowledge to other subjects and respond with originality, understanding, flexibility, and imagination.
Take a look at some of the students’ most recent work.
Visual Arts Department Chair, Upper School Art
BA, St. Lawrence University
MA, New York University
Jasper S. ’21 | 1 Silver Key, 1 Gold Key
Cole L. ’20 | 1 Silver Key, Ceramics
Sam W. ’20 | 1 Silver Key, Ceramics
George K. ’20 | Gold Key, Ceramics
Molly P. ’22 | 1 Silver Key, Drawing
Stefy A. ’21 | 2 Silver Keys, Drawing
Music Teacher, Choir Director, Performing Arts Department Chair
BM, Bucknell University
MA, Hunter College
Rocky Hill Country Day has a robust preschool-grade 12 performing arts program. Students in preschool begin in our general music program and progress to a 5th-grade instrumental music course coupled with chorus. Middle and Upper School students can select from choral, instrumental, and dramatic arts programs. The School is proud to host a chapter of the Tri-M, National Music Honor Society which gives students the opportunity to collaborate with other musicians around the country. In addition, our recording studio gives students the opportunity to compose and record original music.
In all divisions, students explore a wide range of musical styles, from traditional folk songs, to classical and jazz, to pop and contemporary. At developmentally appropriate levels, singers learn proper vocal technique and sight reading skills, as well as the discipline of singing with musicality, movement, and expression.
Rocky Hill Country Day is proud to host a chapter of the Tri-M, National Music Honor Society which gives students the opportunity to collaborate with other musicians around the country. Our recording studio gives students the opportunity to compose and record original music.
In collaboration with Trinity Repertory Company, students can participate in our Fall Theater Intensive, Winter Musical, or Spring Play, as a co-curricular activity. Our theater program empowers actors of all abilities as they immerse themselves in an in-depth course of study in voice and speech, movement for the actor, and effective audition skills.