Performing Arts

Dining Room Cast

The performing arts program at Eagle Hill School encourages the growth of well-rounded performance artists, empowered to discover their own unique artistic voices.

Students study technique, develop skills in collaboration, learn to think creatively through exploration, and form deep understandings of themselves, their peers, and their cultural surroundings. The performing arts at Eagle Hill engage the whole person and connect students to the world around them.

“I learned not to be afraid. The faculty encouraged me to take risks and to put myself out there.”

Isa C., class of 2008

Music Program

The music program at Eagle Hill offers a unique variety of courses and experiences. The EHS Chorale, Jam Band, and orchestra classes offer performance opportunities throughout the year. Other courses include Music Theory, Music Appreciation, and IB Music, offering students an exciting journey in the study of music.

The Jam Band class builds a band, chooses and writes music, and creates a track list for an album, which culminates in a professional studio recording experience and a release party concert at the end of each year. In years past, the orchestra has made up the pit band for the Eagle Hill musical. The EHS Chorale has a variety of performances throughout the year, including a spot at the annual holiday show.

Other musical opportunities at Eagle Hill include private lessons in voice, woodwinds, brass, piano, guitar, bass, and drums. Our drum teacher provides drum circles with diverse global drumming styles for students interested in participating. The music teacher is available to guide and teach student-led initiatives such as Ukulele Club, a cappella ensembles, and individual practice and exploration throughout the year for any Eagle Hill student.

Jam Band Performs Renegades

During distance learning in 2020, every music class and ensemble continued to work hard, learn new music, and perform at a high standard.

The EHS Chorale and 2019–20 Jam Band Hot Mess created virtual performances and distance recordings together.

Jam Band created their own CD after an all-day recording session at a professional studio, . 

Listen to Hot Mess perform Renegades.

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EHS Chorale

EHS Choral Performs with St. Olaf Choir

In February 2020, the EHS Chorale had the opportunity to sing in a workshop with the St. Olaf Choir, under the direction of Dr. Anton Armstrong. Performed at historic Mechanics Hall in Worcester, Massachusetts, this was a unique opportunity to work with a renowned conductor in one of the world's great concert halls.  

Theater Arts

Stage Combat
 

Students interested in the theater arts have a rare opportunity at Eagle Hill School—the chance to perform in a world-class theater to an audience of regular patrons of The Center at Eagle Hill. The 468-seat Abby Theatre is home to both international music and dance ensembles and EHS student productions.

Three student productions (including one musical) are performed annually. Our students develop their acting skills through classes ranging from Acting Shakespeare to Stage Combat. For those students who are more interested in being behind the scenes rather than in front of an audience, stagecraft courses offer an introduction to lighting, sound, and set design.

 

Dance and Movement

Student dancing


Dance and movement at Eagle Hill School encourages the development of creative and well-rounded movement and performance artists. Students gain a deep understanding of movement through an exploration of technique, improvisation, choreography, and performance. 

A studio-based academic course is offered, allowing students of all dance backgrounds to:

  • Build a movement vocabulary
  • Enhance dance technique
  • Develop compositional and collaborative skills
  • Cultivate an authentic creative voice
  • Discuss and critique dance works with a trained eye

One-Act Competition

The One-Act Competition is an advanced acting course for students who want to be involved in dramatic competitions with other schools. Students perform in a one-act theatrical production at the Massachusetts High School Drama Guild and can receive state recognition for their efforts as well as the experience of performing in a competitive venue.

A Picture’s Worth

A Picture’s Worth, a one-act play performed by Eagle Hill School’s Theatre Department, advanced to the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild (METG) High School Drama Festival State Finals in 2019. The METG High School Festival State Finals represent the very best in drama performances from high school theater organizations across Massachusetts.

Eagle Hill was one of only fourteen high schools chosen among one hundred and twelve secondary schools in Massachusetts to advance. 

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A Picture's Worth

A Picture’s Worth, a one-act play performed by Eagle Hill School’s theatre department, advanced to the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild (METG) High School Drama Festival State Finals in 2019. The METG High School Festival State Finals represent the very best in drama performances from high school theater organizations across Massachusetts.

Eagle Hill was one of only 14 high schools chosen among 112 secondary schools in Massachusetts to advance. 

More >>

A Picture's Worth

A Picture’s Worth, a one-act play performed by Eagle Hill School’s theatre department, advanced to the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild (METG) High School Drama Festival State Finals in 2019. The METG High School Festival State Finals represent the very best in drama performances from high school theater organizations across Massachusetts.

Eagle Hill was one of only 14 high schools chosen among 112 secondary schools in Massachusetts to advance. 

More >>

A Picture's Worth

A Picture’s Worth, a one-act play performed by Eagle Hill School’s theatre department, advanced to the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild (METG) High School Drama Festival State Finals in 2019. The METG High School Festival State Finals represent the very best in drama performances from high school theater organizations across Massachusetts.

Eagle Hill was one of only 14 high schools chosen among 112 secondary schools in Massachusetts to advance. 

More >>

A Picture's Worth

A Picture’s Worth, a one-act play performed by Eagle Hill School’s theatre department, advanced to the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild (METG) High School Drama Festival State Finals in 2019. The METG High School Festival State Finals represent the very best in drama performances from high school theater organizations across Massachusetts.

Eagle Hill was one of only 14 high schools chosen among 112 secondary schools in Massachusetts to advance. 

More >>