Performing Arts

For those interested in performing arts, Gould has classes in music theory, music history, digital music production, various ensembles, and individual voice and instrument lessons through our Distance Partnership with the Manhattan School of Music are just a few of the opportunities that await you.

With 11 Steinway pianos on campus, Gould Academy shares the All-Steinway School designation with schools such as Juilliard and the Yale School of Music.

Performing Arts students can also participate in two dramatic productions each year – a fall play and spring musical – which expose students to different genres of theater. Last spring, students took to the stage to perform “Mamma Mia,” a musical based on the music of the Swedish pop group ABBA.

Gould’s Chorus performs a range of music from across the world during special events in Bingham Auditorium and more intimate concerts in Trustees Auditorium. Students are also provided with the unique opportunity to work with visiting professional musicians from around the world as well as work with regional musicians like during Gould’s recent visit to the Portland Symphony Orchestra.

Performing Arts Courses Include:

Yearlong Courses Offered
Contemporary Chorus
Chorus for All
Modern Band
Band for All
Applied Music Study: Manhattan School of Music
Middle School Music

Trimester Elective Courses Offered:
Piano and Keyboard Studies
Introduction to Music
Digital Music
Studio Music
Acting 1, 2, 3

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    "Brad" Clarke 

    Assistant Head of School for Teaching & Learning, Dept Chair, History Teacher, Mountain Bike Coach

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Gould is a small, co-ed, independent boarding school for grades 8-PG.  We are passionate about preparing academically motivated students for college, helping them to become independent-minded, ethical citizens who will lead lives of purpose, action, excellence, and compassion in a dynamic world.