Arts

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.

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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 Offerings

As 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.

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Meet our Faculty

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.

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Alan Michaels

Alan Michaels

Department Chair, Director of Music
B.M., Mannes College of Music
M.M., Mannes College of Music
Marilyn Anker

Marilyn Anker

Coordinator of Cultural Events
B.A., Virginia Intermont College
M.F.A., Mason Gross School of the Arts
Joyce Chen

Joyce Chen

Teacher
B.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design
M.A.T., Rhode Island School of Design

Mark Cirnigliaro

Teacher
B.A., Virginia Tech
B.A., Virginia Tech
M.A., Rutgers University
Marisa Green

Marisa Green

Director of Choral Music
B.A., Harvard University
M.M., Yale University

Jonathan Harkel

Teacher
Zachary Krieger

Zachary Krieger

Assistant Director of Choral Music
B.M., Central Michigan University
M.M., Westminster Choir College
John Lucs

John Lucs

Technical Director
Claudio Middleton

Claudio Middleton

Teacher
B.A., Catholic Univ of Valpara¡so, Inst of History (Chile )
M.A., Catholic Univ of Valpara¡so, Inst of History (Chile )
Elizabeth Sherman

Elizabeth Sherman

Director of Theater
B.F.A., Ohio University
M.F.A., American Conservatory Theatre
Catherine Watkins

Catherine Watkins

Director of Visual Arts
B.A., Yale University
M.A., Syracuse University