Our Amazing Music Teachers
HAMDEN HIGH SCHOOL
Aaron Barkon - Inst. Director
Kate Socha - Inst. Instructor
Dan Balint - Choral Director
HAMDEN MIDDLE SCHOOL
William Gunn - Inst. Instructor
Julie Rothbard - Inst. Instructor
Dr. Stephen Baranski - Choral Dir.
ELEMENTARY GENERAL MUSIC
Deanna Broga - Bear Path
Elizabeth Caldwell - Helen Street
Russell Kleiner - Alice Peck/ Winter.
Anne Kowalonek - Shepherd Glen
Emily Lombardo - Church Street
Alexis Meurs - Spring Glen
Michael O'Herron - Ridge Hill
Emma Sheffer - Dunbar Hill
Art Sousa - West Woods
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
Melissa Ferranti - Orchestra and Band at Helen Street and West Woods
Gary Orlofsky - Orchestra and Band at Bear Path
THE GIFT OF MUSICThroughout this pandemic, the Hamden Music Department has tried to keep making music - even from a distance. The following are some of the wonderful products of teacher creativity, student participation and musical talent. Please enjoy these until we can invite you back in for a live concert in the near future!
The HHS Marching Band learned their music....practiced their drills...followed their drum majors....and then didn't get to perform! Sadly, there were no competitions or football games for our band students to show their stuff. So, we put together this virtual show for your enjoyment. Kudos to Aaron Barkon, Kate Socha and all of the instructors, students and friends of the program that made this possible. See their VIRTUAL MARCHING BAND SHOW below:
Teaching Music in a Pandemic
Please read this well written New Haven Register article penned by HHS Sophomore Christine Kim about the challenges of teaching music during these difficult times.