Performing arts department students are challenged to learn by doing. Whether it is working out the tricky fingering for a Bach string piece, learning to sight-read the jump from Ab to Gb in a cantata, or handling a complicated phrase from an Aeschylus monologue, our students have their performing cut out for them.
Ranging from the inexperienced-but-curious beginner to the tried-and-talented old hand who has performed for years, students in all performing arts classes are led to a higher awareness of the craft and artistry of each area of expression.
The Blair Academy Players entertain the Blair community with four major productions each year (including a musical), and our outstanding music department boasts a symphony orchestra, wind symphony, jazz ensemble, string orchestra, chamber ensembles and the Blair Academy Singers and Chamber Choir. In addition to giving seasonal concerts in Armstrong-Hipkins Center for the Arts and collaborating with groups from other prep schools across the Northeast, the Blair Academy Orchestra and Singers have performed in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Vienna, Salzburg, Prague, Budapest and throughout Italy.