Arts Events At Hotchkiss


  • Hotchkiss Dramatic Associations presents a musical adaptation of 'The Secret Garden' November 13 - 16

    The Hotchkiss Dramatic Association is proud to present The Secret Garden as this year's fall musical. The production will run November 13 - 16 in Walker Auditorium. "There hasn’t been a truly family-friendly musical produced on the Hotchkiss stage in some time,” Director Marcus Olson notes about the production, “so I am thrilled to direct this beloved story of children who, through their discovery of a secret garden, journey from isolation and unhappiness to embrace companionship and joy.” Tickets are $10, $5 for students and seniors. Phone (860) 435 - 3203 to reserve or buy at the door.

  • Tremaine Gallery hosts October 25 Sharon Land Trust Fundraiser, and Exhibition October 26 - November 16

    Pitcher by Linda Boston

    Reflections: Presented by the Sharon Land Trust, October 26 - November 16, 2014. After the landmark white “Twin Oaks” of Sharon, Connecticut were damaged by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, residents were heartbroken. Soon afterwards, the Sharon Land Trust Twin Oaks Artisan Project was born.

  • Aszure Barton & Artists Conduct Master Classes, Perform Sunday September 28

    Aszure Barton & Artists performing Awáa

    The Dance Program of The Hotchkiss School is pleased to welcome choreographer Aszure Barton and her company to campus September 27 and 28. Aszure Barton is a Canadian- born, New York City-based choreographer and protégé of Mikhail Baryshnikov. Fresh from a tour of Russia, the company will conduct master classes and perform the critically acclaimed work, Awáa on Sunday evening, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. in Walker Auditorium. This very special performance is free and open to the public!

  • Tremaine Gallery Opens 2014-15 Season with Sculptor Peter Busby - Reception September 27

    Amphorae, studio view, 2014. Welded steel, wood.

    Well-known for his figurative sculptures that describe the forms of animal life in large-scale using welded and twisted steel rods, Mr. Busby has established a rich catalogue of public commissions. Busby has embarked upon new territory for the Tremaine, exploring the forms of ancient amphorae. The exhibition will open September 9. Hear Peter Busby speak about his work with Marshall Miles on Robin Hood Radio.



The arts are an integral part of life at Hotchkiss. All students are encouraged to venture into the Hotchkiss arts programs to see what they can discover about themselves and others. For entering preps and lower mids, one year of study in the arts is required. Many students choose to go beyond this requirement. Whether in music, dance, visual art, theater, or photography, our classes are rigorous and require focus, commitment, and discipline. In addition to providing solid technical instruction, our arts courses are also designed to stretch students' creative boundaries, to give them a sense of historical context, and to encourage a familiarity with the varied artistic traditions of the world.

Beyond the classroom, Hotchkiss students have many opportunities to explore the arts. Each year, the Hotchkiss Dramatic Association sponsors three main stage productions in the Walker Auditorium and as many as twelve additional student productions in the Black Box Theater. Gallery talks and receptions with the artists accompany the six annual exhibitions of the Tremaine Gallery. Student music groups include brass, string, and wind ensembles; the jazz band; a cappella groups; two choirs and a gospel choir, as well as numerous student bands. Writers can submit work to or sit on the editorial boards of The Review, No Limits, or The Whipping Post. Hotchkiss is also fortunate to welcome to campus throughout the year authors, choreographers, dancers, musicians, poets, and artists from all disciplines as visiting artists and guest lecturers.

Whether you are already an accomplished actor or musician, are building a strong foundation in visual arts with an eye toward serious undergraduate study, or seek a comprehensive introduction to the varied disciplines of the visual and performing arts, Hotchkiss will provide you with a first-rate arts education.


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Arts Events

Saturday Nov 1, 2014

Connecticut Music Teachers National Competition

Location: Chapel, Elfers Hall
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday Nov 7, 2014

Piano Studio Recital

Location: Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday Nov 13, 2014

H.D.A. Fall musical: The Secret Garden

Location: Walker Auditorium
Through: Saturday, November 15, 2014Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Sunday Nov 16, 2014

H.D.A. Fall musical: The Secret Garden

Location: Walker Auditorium
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday Nov 18, 2014

Instrumental Studio Recital

Location: Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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