The arts have real allure here. They're a fun, creative, immersive experience.
We offer amazing facilities like the Mariboe Gallery, a black box theater, music and visual art studios, and a 535-seat auditorium with an orchestra pit.
Our curriculum is wide-ranging, with classes for newcomers and college-level electives. We offer advanced placement courses in music theory and studio art. The Arts Signature Experience is an exceptional opportunity to design your own intensive project and gain hands-on experience.
You'll have opportunities to work with experienced faculty members and visiting artists. And you'll benefit from our location, near the world's best art museums, galleries and performance venues in New York City, Philadelphia and Princeton.
There are plenty of opportunities to put your creative side to work ... in the studio, on the stage or behind the scenes as a stage manager, set designer or lighting and sound technician. At Peddie, you can get involved with what you are passionate or just curious about, with encouragement from your teachers and fellow students every step of the way.
Students in the arts develop fundamental life skills. From time management to organization, students, through art, become better in every subject. Alan Michaels, arts department chair
Course OfferingsAs a freshman, you'll jump right into the Arts Foundations program with three terms of arts classes, one in each of the three areas: Music, Theater and Visual Arts.
In addition to the 9th grade arts requirement, freshman musicians are encouraged to add Chorus and/or Orchestra to their schedule as an elective. Similarly, on occasion, freshmen with a strong interest in visual arts or theater may choose to take an elective in these areas in addition to their required 9th grade arts courses. After fulfilling the freshman arts requirement, you'll take at least two additional arts electives in any area.
Peddie students staged an emotional production of “The Laramie Project” in October, a show the theater department called a valuable play that opened up many conversations on campus.
Always in pursuit of relevant professional development activities, our arts department faculty spent the summer of 2017 adventuring near and far in pursuit of their particular passions.
Michaels was on the move this summer, with adventures in China with Peddie's Asian Studies program, in Chicago and closer to home at Tanglewood Music Center in Massachusetts.
Teaching AP Art History can take you almost anywhere! Watkins spent time in Europe visiting museums, galleries, prehistoric and historic sites.
Theater Director Liz Sherman spent time preparing for next summer's Peddie Arts trip to Edinburgh, Scotland's Fringe Festival.
Finding ways to branch out and utilize her many talents in the local music scene, Green served a multiple roles in a variety of performances throughout New Jersey.
Claudio Middleton's summer travel to Patagonia with his daughter Lucia was "by far, the best hands-on learning opportunity" he has ever had.
Krieger serves as section leader with the choirs of Trinity Church in Princeton, which led him to tour England and Germany this summer.
I completed my first Ironman in Lake Placid, New York!
Chen spent time sketching outdoors in New Jersey Parks this summer.
M.M., Mannes College of Music
M.F.A., Mason Gross School of the Arts
M.A.T., Rhode Island School of Design
B.A., Virginia Tech
M.A., Rutgers University
M.M., Yale University
M.M., Westminster Choir College
M.A., Catholic Univ of Valpara¡so, Inst of History (Chile )
M.F.A., American Conservatory Theatre