Audiences were tunefully transported to Jazz Age New York City in five sold-out performances of Thoroughly Modern Millie in the NEO Feb. 15 - 18, 2017.
Within curricular offerings that include music ensembles, electives, and lessons and informal settings such as Open Mic nights and the Acapelicans group, Loomis students learn to express, create, and communicate through music. Whether music is a new interest or a long-time passion for you, we invite you to join the more than 40 percent of the student body involved in our programs.
The Hubbard Music Center, which houses a state-of-the-art music performance hall, is home to the Concert Band, Orchestra, Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Jazz Band, Jazz Improv Ensemble, and Chamber Music class. Practice rooms and studios are open daily and into the evening for music lessons, small group rehearsals, and student practice. Music electives meet in a dedicated music classroom equipped with keyboards and computers, and the band and jazz programs share a large ensemble room. The active Music Department calendar is populated by well-attended recital samplers, seasonal major ensemble concerts, guest musician visits and performances, the student-run Musical Revue, Connecticut regional and state competitions and festivals, and student-inspired recitals, projects, and productions.
A Chamber Music Recital was presented on Thursday, February 23, 2017, in the Hubbard Performance Hall.
The hit Broadway musical Thoroughly Modern Millie opens in the Norris Ely Orchard Theater on Wednesday, February 15, and runs through Saturday, February 18, 2017.
The UMass Linden Quartet presented a chamber music recital on Tuesday, February 7, in the Hubbard Performance Hall.
Bravo! Nineteen Loomis student musicians were invited to participate in the Northern Region Music Festival on January 14 at New Britain High School.
The Music Department presented a Winter Concert featuring the Jazz Band, Jazz Improv Ensemble, and the Guitar Ensemble on January 24, 2017.
The Loomis Chaffee Concert Choir and Chamber Singers presented their Winter Choral Concert on Sunday, January 22, 2017.
Attendees of the Community Arts Celebration in the RAC Jan. 10 were treated to the music of the faculty acoustic quartet What Could Possibly Go Wrong? The band features Tim Lawrence, Alec McCandless, Keller Glass, and John Morrell.
Founders Chapel has been enhanced by the addition of a Steinway baby grand piano, thanks to a bequest from a former Loomis Chaffee Trustee Henry Ridgely Horsey '43 in honor of William C. Card.
Tamila Azadaliyeva and Peter Dzialo presented a concert for cello and piano at Loomis Chaffee on Tuesday, January 10. Following the concert, Ms. Azadaliyeva and Mr. Dzialo presented a masterclass for Loomis music students.
The Loomis music program is vibrant, passionate, and dynamic. As students work to advance playing technique, seek to try out new instruments, pursue a rigorous program of music theory, and gather with friends to perform, they gain musical experiences that generate inspiration for lifelong learning and creating.
— SUSAN BARONE
CHRZANOWSKI. HEAD OF MUSIC DEPARTMENT