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THE MISSION OF THE ARTS AT BRENTWOOD SCHOOL IS TO INSPIRE PERSONAL AND INTELLECTUAL GROWTH THROUGH THE EXPLORATION, CRITICAL ANALYSIS AND DISCIPLINED PRACTICE, AND ULTIMATELY THE SHARED EXPERIENCE OF CREATIVE EXPRESSION.

Our arts faculty, artists and performers themselves, offer instruction in visual arts, dance, music, and theater. In every course, our teachers strive to foster self-knowledge, a willingness to experiment and take risks, an understanding that through art we create and reflect culture, and a commitment to the creative process. Exhibits, recitals, and productions throughout the year celebrate our students’ accomplishments.

The creative process is not a straight line. In class, each student engages in a series of projects or pieces that require continual rethinking, refining, revising, and rehearsing. And, it is this dynamic of disciplined effort and imaginative response that underscores the creative process in all the arts.

Students participating in the Arts Program at Brentwood School will find a supportive atmosphere that promotes questioning, individuality, and diversity. They will be guided by a faculty who are all engaged in the creative process themselves in their individual art forms, and this ensures that the relationship between faculty and student is based on the reality that we are all doing the same work but at different levels. It is a comfortable, mentoring relationship.

Upper School Arts News

The Brentwood Theater Company Tackles Laramie

By Meredith Storrs, Assistant Director of Communications

On May 25 and 26, the Brentwood Theater Company will offer a unique opportunity for our school community to engage in topics relevant to the LGBT community with their performance of The Laramie Project. This play, by Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theatre Project, uses monologue interviews to relay the story of Matthew Shepard, an openly gay student who was murdered in Laramie, WY in 1998, and the event's ramifications on the town...

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Dancing Around the World

by Lauren Hall, Upper School Dance Teacher

Last weekend, Brentwood Dance Company (BDC) took the stage and brought the audience on a journey around the world through dance. This semester the dancers studied Irish step dance, Chinese fan dance, Flamenco, West African dance, Latin jazz, Hula, and Bollywood dance. It was a vibrant and heartfelt performance and the dancers were so thrilled to share it with our community...

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Upper School Arts Events

US Jazz Concert
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South Quad
BTC Performance
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Location TBD
BTC Performance
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Location TBD
US Choral Concert
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Off-Campus
K-12 Musical Performance
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EC Theater
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