Expressive Arts

Expressive Arts

There are many opportunities for students at Miss Hall's to express themselves artistically, and our artists are recognized annually for their talents.
Music, theater and the visual arts are combined into one brilliant department at Miss Hall's. Through our Expressive Arts program, each student can try out new forms of creativity, from traditional skills like acting and photography to newer forms of digial art and digital song writing and production. Our faculty can also create an independent study around your interests. Every week, it seems, there's a new chance to perform or display your work. Want to try something new? Let's make it happen.

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Communicate With Confidence

Voice is the power to communicate ideas with authenticity and confidence, as well as the instrument by which girls can "connect [their] inner and outer worlds" (Carol Gilligan, In a Different Voice).

Learn more about how the Girls' Leadership Project Core Competencies inform all that we do at MHS.

  • 7:7 Gallery Opening - 12.8.17

    The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts in downtown Pittsfield was hopping on Friday night, as students in Ms. Spangler’s Gallery and Arts Administration class hosted “7:7,” a show featuring the works of seven young artists. The gallery was bustling with students, faculty and former faculty, staff members, Trustees, and MHS friends.

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  • Jazz and Rock Night - 12.1.17

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  • MHS Theater Ensemble Presents "You Can't Take It With You" - 11.9.17

    The MHS Theater Ensemble presented the play "You Can't Take It With You" as their fall production. Performances took place November 10-12, 2017. Photos by Sophie Lane '96.

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  • Theater Ensemble in Rehearsal - 11.6.17

    The MHS Theater Ensemble presents "You Can't Take It With You" November 10-12. Rehearsal photos by David Smith.

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  • MHS Unplugged Performance - 10.13.17

    Friday of Family Weekend featured another excellent edition of MHS Unplugged in Centennial Hall. The popular concert event included the MHS Vocal Ensemble, Jazz Band, Ukulele Band, soloists, and performances by the Acoustic Berries and Moody Vine, two student-led ensembles.

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  • Spring Art Exhibit - 5.24.17

    For the Spring Art/Purchase Award Exhibit students showcase their best work from the semester, and students and faculty vote for the Purchase Awards, which will be announced at the Deans’ Assembly on May 31 and the Awards Banquet on June 3. Photos by Kim Kinne.

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  • Song Fest - 5.22.17

    The Expressive Arts Department’s Song Fest featured almost 30 students performing in the Vocal Ensemble, as soloists, in duets, or as instrumentalists. Great job, MHS musicians and vocalists! Photos by Kim Kinne.

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  • Gala of the Arts Performance - 5.18.17

    The fourth annual GOTA took place in the Woods Theater, where we celebrated achievements in photography, ceramics, dance, music, studio art, and more. This year’s theme was “Avant-Garde." Photos by Kim Kinne.

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  • Gala of the Arts Red Carpet Entrance - 5.18.17

    There was lots of excitement and great costumes on the red carpet for GOTA. Photos by Brian Majewski, Marian Rutledge and David Smith.

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  • Josie '17 Senior Recital - 5.5.17

    Josie Dorsey performed her Senior Recital in Centennial Hall, singing solo selections and also duet performances with roommate Siwon Kim ’17 and Cissie Jiang ’17. Songs included a terrific rendition of “Someone to Watch Over Me,” as well as a mix of Broadway and classic tunes. Photos by Kim Kinne.

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  • Classical Music Night - 4.25.17

    Classical Music Night was exceptionally well done and well attended. The evening included ensemble and solo instrumental and vocal performances, closing with a wonderful rendition of "Ave Maria" by the MHS Chamber Choir and Piano Quintet. Photos by Kim Kinne.

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  • Jazz and Rock Night - 4.21.17

    At Jazz and Rock Night, soloists and groups sang and played a wide variety of music, while the crowd contributed great energy all evening.

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  • Coordinate Concert - 2.27.17

    The annual Coordinate Concert featured singing groups from Darrow School and Trinity-Pawling School, joined by the MHS Vocal Ensemble and Grace Notes. Photos by Kim Kinne

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  • Classical Music Night - 1.11.17

    Soloists and ensembles performed in January's Classical Music Night in Centennial Hall. Photos by Olivia Kinne '18 and Kim Kinne.

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  • Music Department Holiday Concert - 12.15.16

    Soloists, Grace Notes, and Vocal Ensemble performed at the annual Holiday Concert. Photos by Kim Kinne.

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  • Grace Notes and Vocal Ensemble Perform - 12.6.16

    Grace Notes and the MHS Vocal Ensemble sang in holiday performances at the Melbourne Place Assisted Living Community and the Devonshire Estates retirement community in Pittsfield. Photos by Brian Majewski.

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  • Halloween Show - 10.28.16

    The annual Halloween show took place on Friday, October 28. Students in Jen Jordan’s “Theater Here and Now” class were joined by Kristine Waterman’s Movement and Dance class and special guest performers. There was also a special viewing of “The Mira Zone,” a collaboration between the Theater Here and Now class and Ms. Lane’s Filmmaking class. Photos by Kim Kinne.

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  • MHS Unplugged Performance - 10.14.16

    Photos by Tram Nguyen '18 and David Smith.

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  • Paternotte Presentation - 9.29.16

    Studio Art Teacher Ellie Spangler, first recipient of the Paternotte Family Faculty Travel and Study Endowment Fund, delivered a terrific presentation about her summer trip to Sweden, where Ms. Spangler deepened her study of abstract artist Hilma af Klint. Photos by Brian Majewski and Diane Wortis.

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  • Classical Music Night - 4.13.16

    More than 30 students performed during Classical Music Night in Centennial Hall. The evening opened with the Miss Hall’s Chamber Ensemble, closed with the Chamber Ensemble and Choir, and featured many memorable vocal and instrumental performances.

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