In HOWL – an eclectic chorus – students rehearse, discuss, and perform choral repertoires of various genres including classical masterworks, indigenous world music, and popular styles. The chorus performs a cappella as well as with piano and assorted instrumental accompaniment. Students receive instruction in healthy vocal technique and desirable ensemble attributes: intonation, blend, balance, appropriate tone quality, and critical listening. This ensemble performs at different venues on and off campus.
Music Performance Workshop
Prerequisite: Must play an instrument
This course is designed for the experienced and serious singer or instrumentalist who wishes to gain performing skills in a group-oriented, critique-based setting. Students practice independently for portions of each class and come together to sing or play their music for each other in a critique setting at least once per week. Students are expected to bring these skills to each performing opportunity throughout the school year such as coffee houses and all-school assemblies.
Clearlakes Chorale is the community chorus in Wolfeboro. It is comprised of 70 or so voices (including Brewster students and faculty) and performs two or three concerts a year of a "mostly classical" nature. Any student is welcome to join Clearlakes, which rehearses on Thursday evenings on campus.
This course is designed for the student musician who wishes to perform from both the standard chamber music repertoire as well as contemporary arrangements for "classical" style instrumentation. Several performances are scheduled throughout the year.
Brewster’s Jazz Band focuses on performing a variety of styles in small group settings. There is an emphasis on improvisation with the fundamentals of music theory covered to develop improvisational skills.
This course is designed for the student who wishes to perform on
either brass or woodwind from both the standard and contemporary arrangements for wind ensemble. Several performances are scheduled throughout the year.