Arts Events At Hotchkiss


  • Two Talented Student Ensembles Perform December 4 at 7 p.m.

    Right Brain Logic Jazz Ensemble

    The Hotchkiss Orchestra and the school jazz ensemble, Right Brain Logic, will showcase their talents in concert Friday, December 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the Esther Eastman Music Center. Right Brain Logic will perform an orignial composition by director and jazz musician, Michael Musillami. The orchestra, conducted by Fabio Witkowski, chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department, will perform Mascagni's "Cavalleria Rusticana", "Danse Macabre" by Saint-Saëns, and Tchaikovsky's "Marche Slave". The concert is free and open to the public.

  • 56th Annual Festival of Lessons and Carols December 6 in the Hotchkiss Chapel

    Lessons & Carols 2013

    The Hotchkiss Chorus will present the 56th annual Festival of Lessons and Carols in the chapel on December 6 at 7 p.m. This beautiful, non-denominational service is enjoyed by students and the wider community. Please arrive early as seating is limited.

  • PIPPIN Production Dazzles

    PIPPIN played to packed houses Nov. 12 - 15 in Walker Auditorium. All eyes were on the ebullient performers who did not disappoint: each cast member exuded confidence in the material to the obvious delight of the audience! View our photos of the production: many more to come!

  • Abraham In Motion (A.I.M.) Dancers Visit as Artists-in-Residence December 3 and 4

    Company dancers perform Kyle Abraham's "Pavement" at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

    Dance program welcomes company members Connie Shiau and Penda N'Diaye from acclaimed dancer/choreographer Kyle Abraham’s company, Abraham in Motion (A.I.M.). The dancers will teach a master class and work with The Hotchkiss Dance Company.



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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Opening of the Faculty Show in Tremaine Gallery

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Upcoming Arts Events

Thursday Dec 3, 2015

Artist-in-residence, Dance program - Abraham In Motion

Through: Friday, December 4, 2015
Friday Dec 4, 2015

Hotchkiss Ensembles: Hotchkiss Orchestra & Right Brain Logic

Location: Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center
Time: 7:00 PM
Sunday Dec 6, 2015

Festival of Lessons and Carols

Location: Hotchkiss Chapel
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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