Afternoon Arts

In conjunction with our Interscholastic Athletics requirement and Life Fitness program, students interested in studio art, theatre or theatre tech, vocal or instrumental music, or robotics may utilize their afternoons creating a project, participating in a theatre production, or practicing their instrument.

Afternoon Arts Descriptions

Music

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.

Recording Studio

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.

Studio Art

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.

Theatre

The Theatre Program presents a theatre production each term of each school year. In the fall term, the Theatre Program presents a non-musical or musical cabaret depending on the needs of the program and the interests of those involved. During the winter term, the Theatre cooperates with the Music Program to produce a musical theatre piece. In the spring, the Theatre Program alternates between producing a children’s play or a non-musical adult production. 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 theatre program. This program is available all three terms.

Theatre Tech

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.

   

Apply Now:

The music and studio art programs require students to submit applications (below). Fifth and sixth form students may apply to participate in three terms of Afternoon Arts in one year. This application process is slightly different. Please see below for more information. The deadlines to apply are August 1 for the three-term distinction, August 11 for the fall term, November 1 for the winter term, and February 15 for the spring term.
 

AFTERNOON ARTS
Music Application
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Studio Art Application
           
AFTERNOON ARTS
Three-Term Distinction

Enjoy these photos from Hill's Afternoon Arts program

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 1 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.