Arts

Arts education teaches that the inspiration of an artist springs from the sum of life experiences and from the various frameworks of history and values in our backgrounds. It is important for students to develop an understanding and appreciation for the arts within their own, as well as other, cultures.

The arts contribute to increased self-awareness and one’s own capacity for contribution to the larger community of humanity.

The arts contribute to increased self-awareness and one’s own capacity for contribution to the larger community of humanity. Fine Arts courses provide access to both practical and hands-on experiences, and an opportunity to learn through reading, observing, and writing. The goals are to develop reasoning, offer thought and information behind judgment, and give imagination a place to flourish.

Dance

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The Hun School of Princeton Dance Company offers classes in jazz, lyrical and ballet each fall and spring. Since dance is a performance art, classes culminate in a presentation given in the theater each November and May. Members of the Company receive two athletic points each trimester that they take class. During the winter, dance is offered to the cast of the musical, and members of the Company are encouraged to audition. The Company is multi-level, and all are welcome, regardless of proficiency level. So that everyone can benefit from their talents, accommodations can be made for dancers who have rigorous outside dance commitments.

For information, contact program director Lisa Yacomelli.

Music

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Course offerings include chamber music performance, jazz band, and choral performance.        

For information, contact program director Deborah Watts.

Theater

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The Hun School of Princeton Theatre Program consists of three classes that are offered beginning at the 8th grade level and progressing through Freshmen year and Junior and Senior levels. The Janus Players produce three major productions each year, a comedy in the Fall, a winter musical and a drama or a classically-based play in the Spring. Athletic points are given for participation in the theatre program and approximately 50 students overall are involved.

For information, contact theatre director Aaron Bogad.

Visual Arts

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Course offerings include architectural drawing, ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, three-dimensional art, video production, and woodworking.

For information, contact visual arts department chair Stacy Collingham.

Arts News

  • Hun School Artists Honored and Exhibited

    Posted February 7, 2014

    Two Hun School student-artists were recognized and honored for their outstanding original artwork. Noah Weisfogel ’14 received two scholastic art awards – the Gold Key award and the Silver Key award from the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition. Thomas McNulty ’14 was selected for the second consecutive year to exhibit a photograph in the Drexel Photography High School Contest.

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  • Animation Class Works with Acclaimed Filmmaker Michael Langan

    Posted January 27, 2014

    Introduction to Animation students at The Hun School connected with acclaimed filmmaker and animator Michael Langan on Tuesday, January 14th via teleconference. Mr. Langan spoke to students about the filmmaking industry, animation techniques, and offered his advice about careers.

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  • Famed Architect Michael Graves and New Jersey Hall of Fame Mobile Museum Visit The Hun School

    NJHOF inductee and mobile museum designer Michael Graves with Thomas Byrne, former Hun School parent and son of inductee Former New Jersey Governor Brendan Byrne.
    Posted December 16, 2013

    The Hun School of Princeton hosted the New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) Mobile Museum on Wednesday, December 11th along with famed architect and museum designer, Michael Graves. Mr. Graves was available to provide tours of the museum to students and faculty and answer questions about the project. The museum is a dramatic multimedia exhibition created around the theme, “Make a Difference.” It celebrates the invaluable contributions by New Jersey citizens in various fields of human endeavor. It is the first and only museum in the nation of its kind.

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  • A Consistent High Note: Hun School A Cappella

    Posted December 9, 2013

    Few groups on campus receive as many requests to perform as The Hun School of Princeton’s a cappella groups – the Edgertones (female group) and VoiceMale (male group). The groups favor unique twists on contemporary music, making them popular with adults and students alike. Celebrating the tenth year of a cappella at The Hun School, the Edgertones seem to be on perpetual tour with a flurry of performances, invitations, and competitions; most recently performing at the TABS Conference in Boston, Massachusetts.

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  • Emily Watchel's `83 Film "Lucky Them" Screens at Toronto Film Festival

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    Posted November 15, 2013

    Lucky Them tells the story of a stuck in place music writer played by the extraordinary Toni Collette. The film is co-written and co-produced by Emily Wachtel '83.

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Arts Events

Thu Apr 24

HUNTV

10:00 AM
Fri Apr 25

Second Semester Art Show

Heart of Hun Lobby6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Upper School Centennial Concert

8:00 PM

Contact Us:

  • Allan Arp

    Southern Methodist University, B.F.A.
    Rutgers University, M.F.A.
    School Extension 2332
  • Aaron Bogad

    Theatre Director
    New York University, B.F.A.
    School Extension x. 2339
  • Ryan Brown

    Loyola Marymount University, B.A.
    Loyola Marymount University, B.S.
    Eastman School of Music, M.M.
    School Extension x 2325
  • David Bush

    Rutgers University, B.A.
    University of Kansas, B.F.A.
    University of Arts, M.A.
    School Extension 2253
  • Stacy Collingham

    Chair
    University of Nebraska, B.F.A.
    Tyler School of Art, M.F.A.
    School Extension 2366
  • Martin Hoban

    Drexel University, B.S.
    School Extension x. 2128
  • Nolan Johnson

    Theater Manager
    Southwest Texas State University, B.M.
    School Extension 2341
  • Jessica (King) Mansor, '99

    University of Denver, B.A.
    University of the Arts, M.A.
    School Extension 2372
  • Mark Niederer

    Trenton State College, B.A.
    School Extension x. 2322
  • Andrea VanDeusen

    Music
    Western Michigan University, B.M.
    Western Michigan University, M.M.
    School Extension 2355
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