Arts

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

From Brentwood to Carnegie Hall

by JK Hilbert, Upper School Music

So, how does one get to perform at Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice! And that is exactly what 42 singers from Brentwood School's Concert Singers and Madrigals did this spring. The students worked extremely hard to perform a new choral work by American composer, Dan Forrest, "Requiem for the Living." The 40-minute piece of music was sung entirely in Latin by 175 singers and accompanied by a 60-piece orchestra from Julliard...

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The Transformative Magic of Art

By Michele Ogilvie, Upper School Ceramics Teacher

Starting at a young age, learning to appreciate and create art sets the frame of inspiration that can lead to discovering the magic of right brain creative potential. Everything that we see and touch was designed and created by someone; or as in nature, a force greater than ourselves. Through the complex process of problem solving and making art, students ultimately gain a better understanding of themselves, and the world around them. Simply said, creating art is a beautiful and meaningful way to launch into self-discovery...Read more!

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"Roaring into View," the student Drawing and Composition Art Exhibit opened in the East Campus Downstairs Gallery on January 4 and will continue through Friday, February 2; the gallery is open during regular school hours. The exhibit includes drawings, paintings and mixed-media artwork by all levels of students enrolled in the fall Drawing and Composition classes in Grades 9 through 12. The show also features a special selection of portraits from the Veteran Bio Portrait project.

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Upper School Arts Events

BTC Performance
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EC Theater

Purchase tickets for BTC's farewell show.

BTC Performance
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EC Theater

Purchase tickets for BTC's farewell show.

US Student Film Showcase
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EC Theater
US Jazz Concert
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South Quad
BTC Invited Dress for Students
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EC Theater