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The Center For The Arts

The Center For The Arts (CFTA) is The Hill School’s 31,000-square-foot visual and performing arts center. The CFTA houses the Center Theatre, a 700-seat proscenium theatre that serves as a learning laboratory for budding actors and actresses, scenic and lighting designers, and theatre technicians. The stage has a 50-foot wide proscenium arch and is 35 feet deep. It boasts a computerized lighting system, a recently upgraded digital sound system, a 27-line counterweight system, and 100-foot-high loft where scenery can be hung to clear it from the stage.
Student artists and musicians make the second floor of the CFTA their home. There is a large practice room where the Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, and other student instrumental groups rehearse, as well as seven individual rooms for students to practice on their own time. Students in all levels of Studio Arts learn and create in the spacious arts studio, which has both fluorescent and track lighting to accommodate for various lighting needs.
The second floor also has a new keyboard lab which features 13 KORG Kross Music Station Keyboards that are connected to a GECIII Group Education Keyboard Controller. This audio routing system allows for individualized instruction in our Class Piano course.
The Boyer Gallery is located on the ground level of the CFTA.

The Boyer Gallery

The Boyer Gallery is one of the finest facilities of its kind in the tri-county area, providing approximately 2,000 square feet of well-lit exhibit space. Indented wall space juxtaposed with a handsome curved wall and a built-in oak bench creates the perfect setting for two and three dimensional works. Well-known regional artist Mildred Sands Kratz has described it as “the finest exhibit space on the East Coast.” The Gallery presents a series of art exhibits each year, including solo exhibitions of local and regionally recognized artists, as well as area art guilds and student shows. The Center maintains a permanent collection of area artists who have exhibited in the Center as well as works of exceptional Hill students.
The Boyer Gallery was on October 3, 2003 in honor of The Boyers, an area family that has, for generations, made significant contributions to the local community as well as The Hill School. This naming ceremony was timed to coincide with what would have been the 60th reunion year of James K. Boyer, Hill class of 1943, who passed away in March 1991. The Boyer Gallery recognizes the ongoing role played in the region and at The Hill by Jim's wife, Nancy L. Boyer, an accomplished artist in her own right and who has had exhibits on display in the Gallery. The Boyer Gallery also acknowledges service to the School provided by the Boyers' sons: Walter L Boyer, Hill class of '74 and former Hill School trustee; and James K. Boyer, Jr., Hill class of '72 and secretary of his Hill class. James and Nancy also have two daughters, Mary Ann Boyer Hall and Patricia Boyer. The Boyer legacy at The Hill has included Jim Boyer's father, Daniel B. Boyer, Hill class of 1907, and several uncles, cousins, and grandchildren.

The Jon Silverstein '09 Electronic Media Studio

The 20’x25 studio features a Philips Strand LED lighting system and green and black cycloramas. Field production packages include Panasonic AVCHD and P2 cameras, Sony wireless microphones, and Lowel lighting kits. The post-production area houses Apple iMacs with Adobe Creative Suite software networked to a 24TB shared storage video server. The facility is used to teach video production as well as to support the Afternoon Arts program and to produce video productions for the School. Learn more about the Jon Silverstein '09 Electronic Media Studio here.

The Music House

The Music House is the home of The Hill's Vocal Music Program. Here, members of the Chamber Choir, Chorus, as well as the Hilltones and Hilltrebles (our two student-run a cappella ensembles), prepare for upcoming concerts
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