Music & Theatre Arts
As Music Educators, it is our mission to inspire and guide every student in active music making through the use of a sequential and creative curriculum that nurtures the human spirit and promotes cultural understanding.
Read our Music Learning Objectives for grades Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade. Somerville students engage with the larger music community through events like Grooversity and HONKFest Visit the Theatre webpage to learn more about Theatre Arts in Somerville Public Schools.
About our Programming
Free Instrument Instruction
Somerville Public Schools offers FREE instrument instruction in applicable grades. Visit the Instrument Instruction page to learn about the programs and find information about instrument rental.
All City Music Groups
Students in grades 6-8 may join several city-wide music groups by invitation. These include the All City Middle School Chorus, All City Middle School Band, and All City Middle School Orchestra.
El Sistema After-school Music Program
For students from elementary school through middle grades throughout the district. The East Somerville Community School hosts the innovative El Sistema After-school Strings Program. Please visit the webpage to learn more.
Music at Somerville High School
Classes include Band, Jazz Band, Chorus, String Orchestra, Drum Line, World Percussion Ensemble, Special Music, Musical Theatre, Show Choir, Piano Lab, Music Technology Lab, Music Theory, Introduction to Guitar, Guitar Lab, and Advanced Guitar Ensemble.
SPS Theatre Arts programming provides Somerville students with the tools to grow as communicators, collaborators, and creative thinkers through active engagement in the study, development, and production of live theatre. Theatre provides a place where every student can succeed.
Summer Music Programming
The Somerville Public Schools Music Department team provide music programming for students and community members of all ages.
Performance Calendar 2022-2023
December 8, 2022 All City Middle Grades WInter Concert SHS Auditorium 6:30 PM
December 14, 2022 Kennedy Winter Concert Grades 4-8 Kennedy Cafeteria 9:00 AM
December 15, 2022 Argenziano Winter Concert Grades PreK-4th Argenziano Cafetorium 9:15 AM
December 15, 2022 Argenziano Winter Concert Grades 5th-8th Argenziano Cafetorium 1:30 PM
December 16, 2022 WHCIS Winter Concert Grades K-3 WHCIS Gym 2:00 PM
December 20, 2022 Healey School Winter Concert Grades 3-8 Healey Cafeteria 9:15 AM Parents and community only
January 24, 2023 East Somerville Community School Concert East Somerville Auditorium 9:00 AM
April 27, 2023 Chamber Music Concert SHS Auditorium 6:30 PM
May 11 - 12, 2023 SHS Highlander Fringe Festival SHS Auditorium 7:00 PM
May 18, 2023 SHS Spring Concert Art Exhibition SHS Auditorium 6:30 PM
May 25, 2023 Spring String Fling SHS - TBD 6:30 PM
May 26, 2023 WHCIS Spring Concert Grades K-3 WHCIS Gym 2:00 PM
May 30, 2023 Kennedy Spring Concert Grades K-3 Kennedy Cafeteria 9:00 AM
May 31, 2023 Kennedy Spring Concert Grades 4-8 Kennedy Cafeteria 9:00 AM
June 8, 2023 Argenziano Spring Concert Grades 5th-8th Argenziano Cafetorium 1:30 PM
Music & Theatre Teaching Staff
Beverly J. Mosby, Supervisor of Music and Theatre Arts. Somerville Public Schools
Maxwell Evrard, Choral Director. Somerville High School and All City Middle School Chorus
Phill Grannan, Guitar. Somerville High School and Director of the Somerville High School Jazz Band
James Mandart, General Music. Albert F. Argenziano School
Jennifer Miller, Theatre, Winter Hill Community Innovation School
Evan Perry, Director, El Sistema Somerville
Marcus Santos, World Percussion. Somerville High School
Dana Sheridan, General Music. West Somerville Neighborhood School