Seventh graders at Moses Brown have an extensive menu of fine and performing arts opportunities available to them.
Whether they’ve been playing for one year or five, seventh graders can join the middle school string orchestra, having fun and honing their abilities to blend, follow a conductor, sight-read, and perform with confidence. Our repertoire is wide-ranging, from Bach to Bartok to Bieber (as in Justin). In addition to formal concerts in December and May, they also have informal ‘gigs’ throughout the year.
Whether they’re highly accomplished or brand new to singing, seventh graders are invited to join the middle school chorus. Every student is quickly brought up to speed on how to use their bodies properly to produce a beautiful sound, both as members of a group and soloists.
Developmentally, middle schoolers are grappling with their own emerging sense of identity. The art room is a place where they can discover the tools and techniques of art-making, and how making art is a helpful mirror with which to know oneself. In Studio Art, seventh graders create self-portrait sculptures, ceramics, and movie posters, and other projects. Students complete weekly sketch assignments to get familiar with the artistic process of planning and sketching, both as preparation for their projects and as a creative outlet.Inquire