The Arts

Fine Arts - The Performing Arts

In music, band, chorus and theater, students will express ideas and emotions that they cannot express in language alone. The following performing arts classes are a door to this understanding and a way for students to explore the world with the expressive nature of the arts!

Many of these classes begin with the fundamentals of performing, whether it is on an instrument, or acting on a stage. Much time is spent developing skills and building confidence through varied rehearsal and performance situations. Students should be prepared for a challenge and to work hard. The result of this hard work is something you will cherish for the rest of your life.

Fine Arts - The Visual Arts

Art making is an inherent and unique human expression. It is a formative and influential part and reflection of our culture and societies. Art drives our visual world and in this age of technology, images and the making of them continues to be an even more constant presence in our lives. Come explore the world of painting, drawing, collage, photography, technology and mixed-media course offerings in Visual Arts department. Our department offers a wealth of opportunity to explore different materials and techniques. Classes are designed to enhance your art-making skills and give you a better understanding of, and appreciation for the visual world around you.

Our Arts Instructors

Tim Burns

Band Director

burnst@pvrsdk12.org

(413) 498-2931 x217

Courses taught:

  • HS/MS Band
  • Music Theory
  • 7th/8th Grade Music Rotatations
  • Rock Music

Tracy Derrig

Visual Arts Teacher

derrigt@pvrsdk12.org

(413) 498-2931 x343

Courses taught:

  • Advanced Art
  • Photography
  • Digital Art
  • Art Explorations
  • 7th/8th Grade Art Rotations

Mandy Oliver

Performing Arts Teacher

oliverm@pvrsdk12.org

(413) 498-2931 x220

Courses taught:

  • HS/MS Chorus
  • Advanced Voice
  • 7th/8th Theater Rotations
  • Piano
  • History of Theater

Contact Info:

97 F. Sumner Turner Rd.

Northfield, MA 01360

Phone: (413) 498-2931

Fax: (413) 498-0184

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