Our Amazing Music Teachers
HAMDEN HIGH SCHOOL
Dan Balint - Choral
Carmella Rossomando-Heise - Instrumental
Kate Socha - Instrumental
HAMDEN MIDDLE SCHOOL
Aaron Barkon - Instrumental
William Gunn - Instrumental
Michael O'Herron - Choral
HCLC/ ALICE PECK
ELEMENTARY GENERAL MUSIC
Trevor Biggart - Ridge Hill
Deanna Broga - Bear Path
Elizabeth Caldwell - Helen Street
Anne Kowalonek - Shepherd Glen
Michael Paolucci - Spring Glen
Emma Sheffer - Dunbar Hill
Art Sousa - West Woods
Andrew Williams - Church Street
Abbigale Zito - Helen Street
Brett Bottomley - Orchestra and Band at Shepherd Glen and Church Street
Laura Choquette - Orchestra and Band at Ridge Hill, Orchestra at Spring Glen
Melissa Ferranti - Orchestra and Band at Helen Street, Band at West Woods
Alexis Meurs - Orchestra and Band at Dunbar Hill, Band at Spring Glen
Julie Rothbard Fallon - Orchestra and Band at Bear Path, Orchestra at West Woods
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.
Visit our events calendar for upcoming concerts, performances, and other events! Be sure to check for snow dates in case on inclement weather or other school closures, and reach out to the contact person for details on each specific event. Thank you for supporting our students!
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- be sure to visit our YOUTUBE CHANNEL to hear more performances from our students!
to the members of our music department recognized as Hamden Heroes for 2023! Our high school instrumental teachers Aaron Barkon and Kate Socha, Ridge Hill chorus and general music teacher Michael O'Herron, and high school student Jeffery Ahn were honored with this well-deserved award. We are so proud of each and every one of them, and the amazing programs they represent here in Hamden!