BHS Performing Arts
The Performing Arts Department at Brookline High School is for all students. We prepare our students for the exciting and complex world ahead of them, teaching skills that will help each student fulfill their future promise, whether in higher education or the work force. We believe that each individual's development will be supported through a professional, collaborative, and honest approach.
Through 22 varied courses in Dance, Drama, Choral and Instrumental Music, the Brookline High School's Performing Arts teach self-discipline, reinforce self esteem, develop cooperative learning, encourage curiosity, and foster the creative thinking and problem solving skills that are so necessary for students as they grow and mature.
Performing Arts courses provide students the opportunities to:
Explore and Discover
Connect their imagination with the deepest questions of human existence: Who am I? What must I do? Where am I going?
Through practice, focus and problem solving, find new ways to communicate with intent: present ideas and issues, to teach, to persuade, and to entertain.
Engage in Community
Develop the attitudes, characteristics, communication, and critical thinking skills required to effectively participate in a complex and ever changing society.
In addition to the daily course work, the Performing Arts Department provides many extra-curricular opportunities for students in Drama productions, Music concerts, and Dance presentations.
Christien Polos, Department Teacher Leader, Dance
Mayra Hernandez, Dance
Mary Mastandrea, Drama
Summer Williams, Drama
Mark VanDerzee, Drama
Carolyn Castellano, Music. Facebook
Michael Driscoll, Music, Choral. Website
Jorge Soto, Orchestra Conductor