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Brigham Cooper playing the piano

“I have been taken out of my comfort zone in a bunch of different ways.”

Brigham Cooper 

Since coming to Loomis, junior Brigham Cooper has done things that he “probably couldn’t have dreamed of.” A talented musician, composer, and actor, Brigham was asked by Theater Director David McCamish to compose a musical score for parts of the school’s production of Hamlet, in which he also played the role of Laertes. “It was really cool to score and compose songs that my friends would be fake-dying to,” he jokes. “It was something I never thought I’d be able to do as junior in high school.”

In addition to composing, Brigham has been involved in jazz band and jazz improv group as well as the studentrun A Cappelicans and Musical Revue. In his sophomore year, he composed a piece for a chamber music group, working closely with Orchestra Director Netta Hadari — his “North Star” on the project — who is also an accomplished composer.

Of his overall experience so far, Brigham said that “it has really stretched me as a person and it stretched me musically and academically. I’ve been taken out of my comfort zone in a bunch of different ways.”

Read more about Brigham’s LC experiences and learn more about the music program.


Stage production of Hamlet. Laertes and Hamlet are in a sword-fight on stage.

Hamlet Haunts NEO Stage

A Loomis Chaffee student production of the tragedy of Hamlet unfolded on the stage of the newly renovated Norris Ely Orchard Theater November 2–5 in front of full-house audiences.

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Music at Loomis

Music classes and ensembles meet during the day for academic credit, which enables our students to be as active in music as they like, while also pursuing other interests, including athletics and theater in the evenings.

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Performing Arts Facilities

Around Ratté Quadrangle, you will find the Hubbard Music Center and the Nichols Center for Theater and Dance — facilities that provide the spaces, tools, and technologies to support the learning experience.

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