Arts Events At Hotchkiss


  • Bowls of “Joy”

    Ceramics students create pottery using an ancient firing method

  • Hotchkiss Ensembles perform final concert of 2014-15 academic year May 22

    Violinists in the orchestra

    The Hotchkiss Orchestra and the school jazz ensemble, Right Brain Logic, will perform Friday, May 22 at 7:00 p.m. Our talented student musicians have been rehearsing all semester for this final spring event. The concert is free and all are welcome to attend in support of these young musicians, many of whom are graduating seniors.

  • May 15 Choral Concert Features Bach's Cantata No. 68

    The Hotchkiss Chorus presents its annual spring concert on Friday, May 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hotchkiss Chapel. The 32 voice student chorus is led by faculty member Jack Brown. All are welcome to attend and admission is free. The featured work is Johann Sebastian Bach's Cantata No. 68, performed with strings and piano accompaniment and sung in the original German.

  • 4th Annual Hotchkiss Film Festival Saturday, May 16

    The 4th Annual Hotchkiss Film Festival will be held on Saturday, May 16. A 'Meet the Judges' event will open at 6 p.m. with a the red carpet opening at 6:30 p.m. Formal dress is optional. The main screening will begin at 6:45 p.m. followed by voting, a jazz reception, and award ceremony. Admission is $5 for the general public and all are welcome! Please be aware some films are unsuitable for small children.



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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Upcoming Arts Events

Friday May 22, 2015

Hotchkiss Ensembles: Hotchkiss Orchestra & Right Brain Logic

Location: Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday May 26, 2015

Hotchkiss Student Film Night

Location: Walker Auditorium
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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