Arts Events At Hotchkiss


  • 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.

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

    The door to the secret garden is opened!

    The Hotchkiss Dramatic Association is proud to present The Secret Garden as this year's fall musical, November 13 - 16 at 7:30p.m. 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.

  • Hotchkiss students exhibit art in benefit exhibition for The Sharon Land Trust

    Eve Labalme '16, Grace Cheng '16, Hannah Xu '16, Sage Otterson '16, and Megan Lee '13, exhibited monoprints in Reflections: Presented by The Sharon Land Trust on view in the Tremaine Gallery October 26 through November 16. A number of students also exhibited ceramic vessels.

  • 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.



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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Friday Dec 5, 2014

Hotchkiss Ensembles: Hotchkiss Orchestra & Right Brain Logic

Location: Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday Dec 7, 2014

A Festival of Lessons and Carols

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