Arts at Westminster

The Arts at Westminster

A range of opportunities abound, including joining a student-organized a cappella group, providing choreography or musical accompaniment for a Chapel presentation, or contributing art, photography or writing to a publication such as The Westminster News or The Martlet, our student/faculty art and literary magazine. As part of two core values, balance and involvement, students are required to participate in at least one arts course; however, many students pursue their creativity in multiple arts courses as well as additional after-school activities.

Arts Curriculum

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  • Music Opportunities

    Concert Band
    Jazz Band
    Choral groups
    Music Theory
    Private voice and instrumental lessons
  • Performing Arts Courses

    Introduction to Theater
    Advanced Theater
    Independent Study in Theater
    Introduction to Dance
    Advanced Dance Ensemble
  • Visual Arts Courses

    Introduction to Studio Art
    Drawing and Painting
    Digital Arts
    AP Studio Art
    Engineering and Design
    Introduction to Photography
    Advanced Photography
    Independent Study

Galleries & Facilities

Our Arts Galleries, Venues & Facilities
Showcasing the work, talents and inspirations for our students and the community, Westminster offers impressive spaces and facilities that meet every need. From the classrooms, to the gallery and rehearsal spaces, to our performance venues, we pride ourselves on having professional spaces that support the arts and showcase student work.

The Baxter Gallery, adjoining Armstrong Atrium in the Armour Academic Center, showcases the school's permanent collection of paintings, prints and sculpture dating from the late 19th to the early 21st century. The collection includes work created by Westminster alumni, former faculty, and internationally-known artists that was generously donated to the school by Westminster alumni and their families. Every spring, the gallery is transformed into exhibition space for the annual Alumni Art Show, which highlights the work of several alumni artists.

Students of all levels display their work in a variety of visible spaces on campus, including the intimate Hamilton Art Gallery, Chapel Gallery, and Fearn Hall which feature several student and faculty exhibits each year.

Werner Centennial Center, Andrews Chapel, Armour Academic Center: Armstrong Atrium, Gund Reading Room, Sejong Auditorium

Hamilton Arts Center, Werner Centennial Center, outdoors

List of 12 members.

  • Photo of Kerry Anne Kendall

    Kerry Anne Kendall 

    Head of Visual and Performing Arts Department, Director of Art Galleries, Annual Gund Event Coordinator
    (860) 408-3765
  • Photo of Daniel Aber

    Daniel Aber 

    String Ensemble Director
    (860) 408-3728
  • Photo of David Chrzanowski

    David Chrzanowski 

    Director of Music, Chapel Organist
    (860) 408-3094
  • Photo of Bella Deluca

    Bella Deluca 

    Visual Arts
    (860) 408-3000
  • Photo of Thomas Johnston

    Thomas Johnston 

    Concert Band and Jazz Band Director
  • Photo of Andrew Marco

    Andrew Marco 11

    Technical Director of Werner Centennial Center
    (860) 408-3904
  • Photo of A-men Rasheed

    A-men Rasheed 

    Dean of Student Life, Director of Theater & Dramat Productions
    (860) 408-3097
  • Photo of Rachel Russell

    Rachel Russell 

    Assistant Director of Dance
    (860) 408-3072
  • Photo of Theodore Sawruk

    Theodore Sawruk 

  • Photo of Kate Sutter

    Kate Sutter 

    Assistant Director of Dance
    (860) 408-3000
  • Photo of Judi Tolomea

    Judi Tolomea 

    Director of Dance
    (860) 408-3092
  • Photo of Rebeccah Tuscano-Moss

    Rebeccah Tuscano-Moss 

    (860) 408-3766

Contact Us

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P. (860) 408-3000
F. (860) 408 3001
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