The arts are integral to our life as a school community. The choral and instrumental groups that perform throughout the year bring music to all corners of campus, from jazz to blues to drumming. Art students enrich our perception of the world with exhibits of their work in painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, and ceramics. Drama productions showcase student talent in acting, singing, directing, and stage managing.
Because we believe experience in the arts is essential to your education, we require two terms of art. You may choose from a wide range of courses in music, visual arts, and drama to fulfill the requirement. Most Gunnery students go beyond the arts requirement and enjoy trying different art forms.
Visiting artists, and the professionals on our faculty, give students valuable insight into the creative process and the artist’s life. You will have opportunities to travel with your teachers and classmates to New York and other nearby cultural centers for museum visits, plays, and musical performances. Opera trips to the Metropolitan Opera in New York have been a popular recent offering.
The arts challenge us to think creatively, to view the world in new ways, to have empathy for others, and to take initiative. You’ll find all these avenues open to you in an arts program rich with possibility and talent.