Experienced musicians can utilize their afternoons working on a variety of musical projects, at least one of which must be performed in an end- of-term recital. This program is open to experienced musicians with prior musical instruction who have previously demonstrated both passion and aptitude for advanced musical study/practice. Students must submit a proposal outlining their outcome goals and process. Space is limited; therefore students are accepted by the quality of their proposals and their level of experience. Approval from Mrs. Neiswender is required. This program is available all three terms.
Approved spring vocalists/instrumentalists will have an additional opportunity to record and mix their performance during the spring term. Students will be taught how to record and engineer recording sessions by using Logic and School recording equipment. Recording Studio students will also be required to perform in the Spring Afternoon Arts Recital.
Experienced artists can utilize their afternoons working on a variety of projects, which must be displayed in an end of term exhibit. This program is open to experienced artists with prior instruction in studio art who have either taken studio at Hill, or who possess a portfolio greater than or equal to that which is produced after completing Studio Art 2 . Students must submit a proposal outlining their outcome goals and process, as well as submit a portfolio for review. Space is limited; therefore students are accepted by the quality of their proposals and experience level. Students will be required to participate in an end-of-term exhibition. This program is available all three terms. Approval from Mrs. Nelson is required.
The theatre program presents a theatrical production each term of each school year. In the fall term an intimate musical is presented in the Black Box Theatre or an environmental space. During the winter term, the theater department cooperates with the Music and Dance program to produce a large-scale musical theatre piece. In the spring, the theater program presents a non-musical play. Every other year a children’s play is also produced in repertory with the non-musical play. Each of these efforts is designed to provide students in the program with a variety of acting and production styles so as to create a well-rounded theater program. This program is available all three terms.
Students involved in the Theatre Tech program will provide the technical support for the theatre program which includes but not limited to: set design and construction, sound and lighting, prop procurement and development. The Theatre Tech Program provides a safe and educational environment for students interested in the technical aspect of the theatre. This program is available all three terms.
The following guidelines should be read thoroughly before signing up for an Afternoon Arts program.
- All students are required to be involved in some form of supervised activity during the period designated for that purpose, each day when school is in session, unless otherwise excused. All students enrolled in Afternoon Arts must participate in a fitness regimen equal to at least two hours of physical activity per week under the direction of an authorized arts instructor. Repeated failure to attend these workouts will result in removal from the Afternoon Arts program.
- Fifth and sixth form students may participate in up to three terms of afternoon arts per academic year, provided they have applied for, and have been accepted into, a three-term program. Not all students who apply are guaranteed acceptance into the Afternoon Arts Program of their choice, and both Athletics and Arts Department approval is required. Three-term applications are submitted to the Afternoon Arts coordinator and are due on August 15 before the new school year begins. Download the application by clicking on the button above.
- Third and fourth form students may participate in up to two terms (fall, winter, or spring) of afternoon arts during the academic year, but not all students who apply are guaranteed acceptance into the Afternoon Arts program of their choice. Arts Department approval is required.
- Third and fourth form students, who participate in Afternoon Arts, must also participate as players, in at least one term of interscholastic sports during the term in which they elect not to participate in Afternoon Arts.
- As a general rule, students may not enroll in afternoon arts after enrollment deadlines have passed. Students may not apply to the Afternoon Arts program after they have been cut from a sport. Arts should be their primary focus, not a fallback if other things don't work out.