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 for two weeks every summer. Visit the Summer page to find SPS programs.
Performance Calendar 2022-2023
March 29, Wednesday, Choral Festival (District-Wide), 9:00 AM, Middle Grades
April 13, Thursday, An Evening of Song (SHS), 6:30 PM, Somerville High School
May 4, All-City Middle School Spring Concert (District-Wide), 6:30 PM, Middle Grades
May 11-12, SHS Highlander Fringe Festival, 7:00 PM (Thursday) and 5:00 PM (Friday), Somerville High School
May 18, SHS Spring Concert & Art Exhibition, 6:30 PM, Somerville High School
Music & Theatre Teaching Staff
Beverly J. Mosby, Supervisor of Music and Theatre Arts. Somerville Public Schools
Joshua DaPonte, General Music, Albert F. Argenziano School and East Somerville Community School
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
Yi Liu, General Music. Arthur D. Healey School
James Mandart, General Music. Albert F. Argenziano School
Jennifer Miller, Theatre, Winter Hill Community Innovation School
Evan Perry, Director, El Sistema Somerville
Cayla Puglisi, General Music. Michael E. Capuano Early Childhood Center and Benjamin G. Brown School
Marcus Santos, World Percussion. Somerville High School
Dana Sheridan, General Music. West Somerville Neighborhood School
Cathy Ward, General Music. John F. Kennedy School
TBD, Percussion. District-Wide. Band Website