Middle School Arts

Visual Arts

In keeping with the integrated approach to learning in all divisions at Brimmer, art projects are often interdisciplinary in nature, with attention paid to the cultural significance and historical context of the material. Students learn about the artistic process, experiment with a variety of art forms, and expand their critical vocabulary.


The Middle School music program strikes a balance between performing ensembles and academic music classes that introduce students to world music and classical orchestral styles. May Chorale, the Middle School chorus, performs a variety of musical styles and participates in the spring musical. The Instrumental Band performs jazz and classical repertoires and plays in smaller ensembles. 


Middle School students present a fall play and a spring musical each year, both open to any interested student by audition. In order to gain a full experience of theater arts, students learn the basics of lighting and staging as well as acting. Classes and productions make use of the Ruth Corkin Theatre, with seating for 300 and a professional computerized light and sound room.

Meet the Staff

List of 7 members.

  • Photo of Bill Jacob

    Bill Jacob 

    Creative Arts Department Chair, Middle & Upper School Drama Teacher
  • Photo of Kathryn Lee

    Kathryn Lee 

    Director of Innovation and Design, MS/US Arts Teacher
  • Photo of Max Holman

    Max Holman 

    Middle & Upper School Music Teacher
  • Photo of Andrea Underhill-Curtin

    Andrea Underhill-Curtin 

    Middle School Drama & English Teacher
  • Photo of Alex Ostergard

    Alex Ostergard 

    Director of After School Music, Music/Instrumental Teacher
  • Photo of Christie DeNizio

    Christie DeNizio 

    Middle and Upper School Art Teacher
  • Photo of Caitlin Johnson

    Caitlin Johnson 

    Creative Arts/English Maternity Leave Teacher, Communications Assistant
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