Arts and Creativity for Self-Expression - Kingswood Oxford

Arts

Express Yourself and Discover New Passions

What a Difference The Arts Make

 

The arts at KO are an essential part of every day. They inform how we express ourselves, how we appreciate each other, how we stretch and develop confidence, and how we solve problems. Here, each student’s creativity is fostered because we know that thinking differently is the onramp to fresh perspectives and allows our minds to discover new ways of answering tough questions.

 

Try something new. Collaborate and create something bigger than yourself. Dig deep to develop your unique point of view and share a part of yourself. Whether through the visual, digital, or performing arts, your ability to express yourself is as wide as your imagination.

 

I started really expressing myself at KO, and teachers encouraged me to use my creativity for all kinds of school projects.”

— Faith, junior

Visual Arts

 

Painting

 

Drawing

 

Sculpture

 

Printmaking

 

Ceramics

 

Media Arts

 

Photography

 

Filmmaking

 

Co-curricular opportunities include the

literary magazine,

the student newspaper, and yearbook.

 

Performing Arts

 

The music program includes instrumental, vocal, and digital instruction.

 

The theater curriculum includes acting, dance, public speaking, and stagecraft/set design.

 

Three major theatrical productions are staged yearly—a musical, a dramatic play, and a cabaret.

 

Additional Black Box Theater performances broaden opportunities for participation and audience appreciation.

 

Multiple Halo awards include Best Musical, Best Choreography, Best Musical duo, Best Running Crew, and Best Theater Program in Connecticut, which raises the bar.

 

Broadway at KO features workshops, critiques, and masterclasses with leading Broadway actors and dancers.

 

Composer Colloquy Visiting Artist Series brings an internationally recognized composer to Kingswood Oxford each year to meet and work with students.

 

The Choreographer Showcase pairs KO dance students with local professional choreographers to workshop and perform original dances.

 

Don’t limit yourself. Discover what you didn’t know you had in you.

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Annual theater productions

9

Choirs

5

Bands

3

Music festivals

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Orchestras

1

Annual art exhibit

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Courses in art, music, theater, visual & performing arts