Fine & Performing Arts

Mission:
As a result of instruction in the Fine and Performing Arts, all Needham Students, will develop skills in and an understanding of creating, performing and presenting, responding, and connecting; the four components of the creative process.

Vision Statement:
As a core academic subject, Needham Public School Students will engage in a rigorous standards based arts education, rooted in the creative process, which further develops a child’s ability to communicate, think creatively, problem solve, and collaborate. Social emotional and 21st Century Skills are inherently taught in and through the arts. All students will become skilled in the four components of the creative process as outlined by the National Standards for the Arts.

    Creating
    Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
    Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
    Refine and complete artistic work.

    Performing, Presenting, and Producing
    Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation.
    Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation.
    Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.
    Taking risks
    Expressing Personal Feelings and Emotions

    Responding
    Perceive and analyze artistic work.
    Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.
    Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.
    Listening and seeing critically and discriminating qualitatively
    Understanding how the arts evoke feelings, meanings, and images

    Connecting
    Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.
    Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding.
    Recognizing and appreciating a wide variety of styles and genres

Ms. LeeAnn Sutton
Fine & Performing Arts Director
781-455-0800 x22440
LeeAnn_Sutton
@needham.k12.ma.us

Felicia Fraser
Senior Bookkeeper
781-455-0800 x22441
felicia_fraser@needham.k12.ma.us

Betsey Pratt
Program Assistant
betsey_pratt@needham.k12.ma.us

Events:
Nov. 11-13 7 PM - SAMD Edwina virtual performance


Programs:
Beginner Instrumental Brochure

Advanced Instrumental Brochure

3rd Grade Recorder Information



Instagram Accounts:


NHS Photography
NHS Senior Studios
NHS Studio 605
NHS Studio 907

Pollard Arts 210
Pollard Arts 208
Wallart 222



Elementary Honors Chorus Videos

This Land is Your Land

God Bless The USA



Dear Needham Community, Please check out the four videos below that our students put together to give new students and others a "taste" of what our programs are. Enjoy!

A Taste of the NHS Performing Arts Program

A Taste of the NHS Visual Arts Program

NHS Symphonic Band Performs@ Symphony Hall

NHS Chorale Performs @ Symphony Hall

Needham High School’s Production of Shrek has been rescheduled for May 28-31, 2020. We are offering these dates as a rescheduled performance opportunity with an abundance of optimism and with a shared understanding that this production could be fully cancelled at any moment. All tickets purchased for the March production are fully transferable. 


The Fine and Performing Arts Department will offer refunds for any tickets purchased upon request. Please make your request for a refund by Monday, March 30th to Betsey Pratt at betsey_pratt@needham.k12.ma.us.


As the revenues from each show generate the operating costs for the following year’s production, we urge you to kindly consider the purchase of your ticket as a donation to the Fine and Performing Arts Theater Department given the unique circumstance. 


Your support and understanding are greatly appreciated!

Needham High School’s Production of Shrek has been rescheduled for May 28-31, 2020. We are offering these dates as a rescheduled performance opportunity with an abundance of optimism and with a shared understanding that this production could be fully cancelled at any moment. All tickets purchased for the March production are fully transferable. 


The Fine and Performing Arts Department will offer refunds for any tickets purchased upon request. Please make your request for a refund by Monday, March 30th to Betsey Pratt at betsey_pratt@needham.k12.ma.us.


As the revenues from each show generate the operating costs for the following year’s production, we urge you to kindly consider the purchase of your ticket as a donation to the Fine and Performing Arts Theater Department given the unique circumstance. 


Your support and understanding are greatly appreciated!

Needham High School’s Production of Shrek has been rescheduled for May 28-31, 2020. We are offering these dates as a rescheduled performance opportunity with an abundance of optimism and with a shared understanding that this production could be fully cancelled at any moment. All tickets purchased for the March production are fully transferable. 


The Fine and Performing Arts Department will offer refunds for any tickets purchased upon request. Please make your request for a refund by Monday, March 30th to Betsey Pratt at betsey_pratt@needham.k12.ma.us.


As the revenues from each show generate the operating costs for the following year’s production, we urge you to kindly consider the purchase of your ticket as a donation to the Fine and Performing Arts Theater Department given the unique circumstance. 


Your support and understanding are greatly appreciated!

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