Arts Events At Hotchkiss


  • School Archives Are Source for 'Hotchkiss in 50 Objects' Exhibition

    Olympian Pythian Gymnastics Medal, 1918. Copper with enamel, stamped S.H.B, "Sidehorse"

    On view December 6, 2014 through January 24, 2015. Please note: the gallery is closed December 15 - January 4.

    Curator of Special Collections, Joan Baldwin, has put together an exhibition of objects selected from different time periods in the School’s history. Items on display include a 1905 pennant, a circa-1900 Hotchkiss Police badge, and an 1848 Holy Bible inscribed by B.B. Hotchkiss to Maria Bissell. The impetus for this exhibit came from Neil MacGregor’s books and BBC Radio 4 program, A History of the World in 100 Objects, created for the British Museum.

    View the online exhibit

  • 55th Annual Festival of Lessons and Carols, December 7

    The Hotchkiss Chorus will present its annual Festival of Lessons and Carols on Sunday evening, December 7, at 7:00 p.m in the Hotchkiss Chapel. A tradition at the school for 55 years, the candlelit, don-denominational festival is led by Hotchkiss Chaplain, Lou Pressman and director of the Hotchkiss Chorus, Jack Brown.

  • Hotchkiss Orchestra and Right Brain Logic perform December 5, 7 p.m.

    Members of the Hotchkiss Orchestra

    The Hotchkiss Orchestra and the school jazz ensemble, Right Brain Logic, will present their first concert of the academic year on December 5 at 7:00 p.m. in Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center. The concert is free and all are welcome to attend in support of these young musicians.

  • Choreographer Yin Yue works with The Hotchkiss Dance Company November 10 -12

    Yin Yue at Jacob's Pillow Inside Out Festival

    Ms. Yue worked on technique with members of the Hotchkiss Dance Company. Born in Shanghai, China, Yin Yue studied Chinese classical dance and Chinese ethnic dance at Shanghai Dance School as well as contemporary modern dance at Shanghai Normal University. Yin Yue Dance Company has performed in many venues and festivals in NYC including Jacob’s Pillow Inside Out Festival and the New York Fringe Festival.



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

Sunday Jan 11, 2015

Music Faculty Recital

Location: Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:43 PM
Friday Jan 16, 2015

Poet, Susan Howe, will give a presentation in conjunction with 'Hotchkiss in 50 Objects'

Location: Faculty Room
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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