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Our discipline structure includes all aspects of performance and welcomes students at all levels to explore the arts through classroom learning and co-curricular activities.

 

Our  MUSIC  curriculum offers foundation courses and electives in performance, music production, composition, and music history and theory. Our program includes six performing organizations: four instrumental and two choral ensembles.

Our  DANCE  program offers a challenging curriculum designed to facilitate growth and exploration levels appropriate to students' experience. Students develop leadership, communication, confidence, discipline, problem-solving, collaboration, and cultural appreciation.

Whether in acting, directing, stage management, or theatrical design, there are many opportunities to be involved in  THEATRE . Students develop vivid self awareness and a comprehensive process for creating stageworthy theatre.

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Music at Lawrenceville

The Performing Arts are a vital and visible part of life at Lawrenceville. Just walking around the Bowl, you can almost always hear music — whether it's coming from inside Kirby Arts Center, the Chapel, or students singing as they walk (or jog!) together. The arts bring us together on a deeply personal level to speak our truths, learn from each other, grow as a community, and make memories.

Lawrenceville's Performing Arts department is an inviting and inclusive program. Our choices — in the selections we perform, the opportunities we highlight, and the languages we speak — are an expression of the values of our community. Our performances are not just a proving ground for our students' abilities, but another extension of the Harkness table: to explore innovative methods, seek out new perspectives, and reach new levels of awareness and understanding.

Our
Campus

The Lawrenceville School sits on more than 700 acres in suburban New Jersey — a quick trip from Princeton, New York City, and Philadelphia. Woods, farmland, and a lovely downtown area surround Lawrenceville's brick buildings. The School balances tradition and technology as a home and learning environment. We have two Performing Arts centers that include beautiful performance venues, practice rooms, and community spaces. 

Performing Arts Spaces

Juliet Lyell Staunton Clark
Music Center

In the Juliet Lyell Staunton Clark Music center are our music classrooms, recording and practice studios, and a beautiful performance space. 

 

Clark Music Center

 

 

Allen P. Kirby
Arts Center

Kirby Arts Center includes our main auditorium, our dance studios, theatre tech facilities, and black-box theatre.

Kirby Arts Center

 

 

Faculty
and
Staff

From classroom learning to program leadership to private lesson instruction, our talented and experienced faculty and staff support students throughout each day. Often taking on many roles, they foster relationships, challenge students to achieve, and take pride in being a resource for all Lawrentians.

 

Our Mission

Our faculty are here to provide mentorship and guidance and to help each student develop as a scholar, athlete, artist, and citizen.

Through House and Harkness, Lawrenceville challenges a diverse community of promising young people to lead lives of learning, integrity, and high purpose. Our mission is to inspire the best in each to seek the best for all.

 

Colette Burns

Colette Burns

Titles: Office Manager, Private Music Lesson Coordinator, and Director of Lawrenceville Performing Arts Camp, Performing Arts Department
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Matthew Campbell

Matthew Campbell

Titles: Department Chair, Performing Arts Department, Robert S. and Christina Seix Dow Distinguished Master Teaching Chair in Harkness Learning
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James Cuthrell

James Cuthrell

Titles: Technical Director of the Kirby Arts Center, Performing Arts Department
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Kristin Devine '10

Kristin Devine '10

Titles: Lyrical, Contemporary, and Jazz Dance Teacher, Performing Arts Department
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Thomas Goeman

Thomas Goeman

Titles: Music Accompanist and School Organist, Performing Arts Department
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Elizabeth Guerriero

Elizabeth Guerriero

Titles: Director of School Orchestras, Performing Arts Department
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Kevin Jones

Kevin Jones

Titles: Broadway and Contemporary Dance Teacher, Performing Arts Department
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Chloe Kalna

Chloe Kalna

Titles: Department Chair, Visual Arts Department; Modern Dance Teacher, Performing Arts Department
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Abraham Meisel

Abraham Meisel

Titles: Dance Instructor, Performing Arts Department
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Erika Mero

Erika Mero

Titles: Ballet Dance Teacher, Performing Arts Department
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Roger Prieto

Roger Prieto

Titles: Director of Jazz and Trumpet Instructor, Performing Arts Department
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Craig Renoe

Titles: Teacher and Accompanist, Performing Arts Department
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Stephen Rozek

Stephen Rozek

Titles: Director of Instrumental Studies, Performing Arts Department
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PJ Scott

PJ Scott

Titles: Assistant Technical Director, Performing Arts Department
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Victoria Stitt

Victoria Stitt

Titles: Teacher, English Department; Diversity Coordinator, Office of Multicultural Affairs
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Derrick Wilder

Derrick Wilder

Titles: Director of Dance and Ballet and Jazz Dance Teacher, Performing Arts Department, On The Carol and W. Graham Cole Jr. Distinguished Teaching Chair
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Private Lesson Instructors

 

Harry Apgar

Titles: Clarinet Instructor, Performing Arts Department
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Brian Brown

Titles: Tuba Instructor, Performing Arts Department
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Aaron Cafaro

Titles: Vocal Instructor, Performing Arts Department
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Christopher Clark

Christopher Clark

Titles: Double Bass and Bass Guitar Instructor, Performing Arts Department
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Joan Cordas

Titles: Violin Instructor, Performing Arts Department
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Sherrill Ducharme P'20

Sherrill Ducharme P'20

Titles: Vocal Instructor, Performing Arts Department
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Patrick Fink

Patrick Fink

Titles: Piano Instructor, Performing Arts Department
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Larissa Korkina

Larissa Korkina

Titles: Piano Instructor, Performing Arts Department
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Mikyung Lee

Mikyung Lee

Titles: Cello Instructor, Performing Arts Department
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Dennis MacMullin

Titles: Oboe Instructor, Performing Arts Department
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Ruotao Mao

Ruotao Mao

Titles: Violin and Viola Instructor, Performing Arts Department
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Katherine McClure

Katherine McClure

Titles: Flute Instructor, Performing Arts Department
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Jason O’Brien

Titles: Percussion Instructor, Performing Arts Department
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Roger Prieto

Roger Prieto

Titles: Director of Jazz and Trumpet Instructor, Performing Arts Department
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Chuck Schneider

Chuck Schneider

Titles: Vocal Instructor, Performing Arts Department
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Mark Snyder

Titles: Private Music Instructor, Performing Arts Department
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Jonathan Thompson

Jonathan Thompson

Titles: Guitar and Saxophone Instructor, Performing Arts Department
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If you’re ready to take the next steps towards joining the Lawrenceville community, start with our inquiry form. During the Inquiry and Application processes, you'll be able to connect with faculty and staff in your area of interest.

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