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.
The Upper School offers students the opportunity to participate in one of our three jazz ensembles; they all perform during jazz concerts held at the end of each semester as well as in other more informal settings.
- There are three jazz ensembles at the Upper School: one for the 9th grade which meets as a class three days a week and two others that meet after school once a week. In special cases an Independent Study group might be offered as well.
- The emphasis is on improvisational techniques and group playing. Musical selections vary, but mostly comprise of compositions by jazz greats such as Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, and others.
- A few classes per year are devoted to a comprehensive discussion of jazz history and styles.