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 Students Explore Art and Culture in Mexico

    Posted March 30, 2015

    Each year, Fine Arts Teacher David Bush takes advanced studio art honors students on a weeklong art retreat. The trip provides students with exposure to a culture different from their own, where they can explore art and individuality through travel and observation. This year, seven Hun School students travelled to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico during spring break on a journey of exploration through writing, drawing, and independent art projects.

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  • Jessica Sacco '15 Receives Judge's Award at Pingry Student Photography Exhibition

    Posted March 23, 2015

    Hun School senior Jessica Sacco ’15 submitted an original photograph, “Waterfall,” to the 2015 Pingry Student Photography Exhibition. Over 200 photographs were submitted for exhibition, representing the best work of student art, from fourteen private and public high schools in the region. Jessica’s photograph was recognized and selected by professional photographer and exhibition judge, Laos Fois, as a Judge’s Award recipient.

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  • Janus Players Present "Fiddler on the Roof"

    Posted February 23, 2015

    The Janus Players production of Fiddler on the Roof, directed by Aaron Bogad, finished a successful run in Saks Auditorium! Fiddler on the Roof is a musical with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein. It is based on Tevye and his Daughters (or Tevye the Dairyman) and other tales by Sholem Aleichem.

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  • Animation Students Enjoy Special Screening of Oscar Nominated Short Film

    Posted February 17, 2015

    Hun School students in Marty Hoban’s animation class received special permission from the production company Tonko House to screen Academy Award nominated animated short film “The Dam Keeper,” on Friday, February 13th. The film was written and directed by former Pixar art directors Robert Kondo and Daisuke Tsutsumi. Both Mr. Kondo and Mr. Tsutsumi are accomplished easel painters, and the painterly style of “The Dam Keeper” leverages computer graphic imagery with brush-stroke effects.

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  • Grammy-Winning Composer Eric Whitacre Visits The Hun School

    Posted February 5, 2015

    On Monday, February 2nd, students, faculty, and guests at The Hun School heard from Grammy-winning composer, conductor, and innovator, Eric Whitacre, about how he turned his creativity and determination into a music career and worldwide phenomenon called the Virtual Choir. Mr. Whitacre is widely regarded as the most popular choral composer in the world today.

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Arts Events

Tue Mar 31

"As You Like It" Information Session

Saks Auditorium7:00 PMRead More
Thu Apr 16

Spring Art Show

Hun Lobby6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fri Apr 24

Spring Concert

John Andrew Saks ’31 Auditorium7:30 PM

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