Even as a sophomore, Hannah Curhan ’23 still benefited from the mentorship of her Middle School Drama Teacher, Ms. Crewdon. During the winter, Crewdon showed Curhan an email from the METG (Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild), calling for submissions to its first-ever monologue contest.
Chamber Music is an audition-only independent study performance class of approximately 20-25 students (each individual group has anywhere from 2 to 8 members), and is open to intermediate and advanced instrumentalists. Each group meets once or twice a week for ½ credit for the year. It is open primarily to strings, woodwind, and pianists, though special consideration may be given to players of other instruments. Musical repertoire is varied; groups in the past have performed major works from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th & 21st Century. Core works of J.S. Bach, Vivaldi, Handel, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Fauré, Debussy, Ravel, Bartok, and Shostakovich are emphasized.
All of the Chamber groups perform at two evening Chamber Music concerts each year, as well as more informally for school assemblies and evening receptions.