Music

Our Amazing Music Teachers

HAMDEN HIGH SCHOOL

Aaron Barkon - Instrumental

Kate Socha - Instrumental

Dan Balint - Choral

HAMDEN MIDDLE SCHOOL

William Gunn - Instrumental

Julie Rothbard - Instrumental

ELEMENTARY GENERAL MUSIC

Deanna Broga - Bear Path

Elizabeth Caldwell - Helen Street

Russell Kleiner - Alice Peck/ Winter

Anne Kowalonek - Shepherd Glen

Alexis Meurs - Spring Glen

Michael O'Herron - Ridge Hill

Emma Sheffer - Dunbar Hill

Art Sousa - West Woods

ELEMENTARY INSTRUMENTAL

Brett Bottomley - Orchestra and Band at Shepherd Glen and Church Street

Laura Choquette - Orchestra and Band at Dunbar Hill and Ridge Hill

Jesse Clemens - Orchestra and Band at Spring Glen, Band at Dunbar Hill

Melissa Ferranti - Orchestra and Band at West Woods, Band at Helen Street

Gary Orlofsky - Orchestra and Band at Bear Path, Orchestra at Helen Street

The HPS music department strives to provide opportunities for all students to develop their skills as performers, creators, and listeners, and most importantly help all students develop a love of music in their own unique way. Students in grades K through 6 receive general music instruction, and students in upper elementary grades have the opportunity to also take instrumental lessons and participate in band, orchestra, and/or chorus. In 7th grade all students choose one music course, and many options for ongoing music instruction are available in 8th-12th grade, including instrumental ensembles, chorus, theory, music technology, and more.

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Event Information

Visit our events calendar for upcoming concerts, performances, and other events! Be sure to check for audience protocols, as some events have distancing and mask requirements for live audiences, or are available live online. Thank you for supporting our students! 

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Highlights

Hamden Public Schools offers a broad range of musical opportunities for students in all of our schools. Here are just a few examples of student work across grade levels and course offerings below. 

Townwide Elementary Virtual Chorus 2021

2020 Virtual HHS Marching Band Show

HHS VIRTUAL CHORUS

2020 HHS Virtual Band & Orchestra

HMS Virtual Chorus

Hip-hop Workshop with Helen Street 6th Graders with Local Artist G-Nice

HHS Band Concert With Student Conductor

International Music Festival At Helen Street School

HHS Orchestra on WTNH

Check out this wonderful piece done by Mackenzie Maynard at WTNH.  The story is about our excellent Orchestra program under the direction of Aaron Barkon and Kate Socha!

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VIDEO...

 

The Voice of Hamden II

Click below to see the New Haven Register photos of The Voice of Hamden II:

https://www.nhregister.com/news/slideshow/The-Voice-of-Hamden-II-199527.php