"Through music, visual arts, theater and dance, Brooks students find ways to elevate their thinking, but when asked, most will tell you they do it because it’s fun."
The Arts Department at Brooks School seeks to engage all students and empower them to think both creatively and critically. Through creation and exploration, students will have the opportunity to follow their curiosity, discover a new passion, acquire skills and gain insight into the arts that will enrich them in their Brooks experience and beyond.
There is a reason we choose to keep the Arts Department at the center of the Brooks campus. It is a symbol for how the arts fit into the center of our lives. The arts broaden our thinking, teach us to see in new, more sophisticated ways and allow us to fulfill that most basic of human needs, the need to create. At Brooks, we pursue the arts because it allows us to express, to connect, and because by doing it, we find joy. What we do is fun. It gives the soul a space to breathe and the mind room to wander. Through Music, Visual Arts, Theater and Dance, Brooks students find ways to elevate their thinking, but when asked, most students will simply tell you they do it because it’s fun.
This year-long exploratory arts course, team taught by members of the arts department, provides access to our breadth of artistic disciplines within our Center for the Arts for all third-form students. Each student will spend several weeks in teams of students engaging, collaborating, communicating and creating in different disciplines (Visual 2D, Visual 3D, Media, Theatre, and Music) within the arts.
All third-form students are enrolled in a first year of arts, either in Arts Exploratory or one of our year-long ensembles: Chamber Music, Concert Chorale, Jazz Band, Rock Band or permission to participate in Advanced Jazz or Rock Band.