SHS Band students playing on the street during the HONK Festival

Music & Theatre Arts

Welcome! 

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.

Theatre Arts 

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 1 - 3, 2022 Highland Theatre Company Musical - Into the Woods SHS Auditorium 7:00 & 2:00 (Sat.)
December 8, 2022 All City Middle Grades WInter Concert SHS Auditorium 6:30 PM
December 13, 2022 Kennedy Winter Concert Grades K-3 Kennedy Cafeteria 9:00 AM
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 15, 2022 SHS Winter Concert SHS Auditorium 6:30 PM
December 16, 2022 WHCIS Winter Concert Grades 4-8 WHCIS Gym 9:00 AM
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 13, 2023 "Voices: Found," a Musical Theatre Cabaret, SHS Highlander Cafe, 7:00 PM
January 19, 2023 Brown School Winter Concert Grades K-5 SHS Auditorium 6:30 PM, snow date 1/26
January 24, 2023 East Somerville Community School Concert East Somerville Auditorium 9:00 AM
January 26, 2023 West Somerville Neighborhood School Winter Concert, 9:00 AM
 
March 29, 2023 Choral Festival SHS Auditorium 9:00 AM
 
April 13, 2023 An Evening of Song SHS Auditorium 6:30 PM
April 27, 2023 Chamber Music Concert SHS Auditorium 6:30 PM
 
May 4, 2023 All City Middle School Spring 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 23, 2023 East Somerville Community School Concert East Somerville Auditorium 9:00 AM
May 23, 2023 Tri M Music Honor Society Induction
May 25, 2023 Spring String Fling SHS - TBD 6:30 PM
May 26, 2023 WHCIS Spring Concert Grades 4-8 SHS Auditorium 9:00 AM
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 PreK-4th Argenziano Cafetorium 9:15 AM
June 8, 2023 Argenziano Spring Concert Grades 5th-8th Argenziano Cafetorium 1:30 PM
June 8-10, 2023 All City Middle School Musical SHS Auditorium 7:00 & 2:00 (Sat.)

Music & Theatre Teaching Staff

Beverly J. Mosby, Supervisor of Music and Theatre Arts. Somerville Public Schools

Andrew Blickenderfer, Strings. Director of the High School Orchestra and All City Middle School Orchestra. Somerville High School & District-Wide. Strings Website

Joshua DaPonte, General Music, Albert F. Argenziano School and East Somerville Community School. Mr. DaPonte's Website

Maxwell Evrard, Choral Director. Somerville High School and All City Middle School Chorus

Jake Gabriszeski, Percussion. Somerville High School Drumline and District–Wide. Band Website

Phill Grannan, Guitar. Somerville High School and Director of the Somerville High School Jazz Band

Amelia Hollander Ames, Strings. District-Wide. Strings Website

Charles Jabour, Theatre/Drama. Director of the Highlander Theatre Company. Somerville High School and The Next Wave. Highlander Theatre Company Website

Yi Liu, General Music. Arthur D. Healey School. Ms. Liu's Website

James Mandart, General Music. Albert F. Argenziano School

Jennifer Miller, Theatre, Winter Hill Community Innovation School

Timothy Moyer, Band Director, Somerville High School and District–Wide. Band Website

Evan Perry, Director, El Sistema Somerville

Cayla Puglisi, General Music. Michael E. Capuano Early Childhood Center and Benjamin G. Brown School. Ms. Puglisi's Website

Joanne Sadler, Strings. District-Wide, Co-Director of the Somerville All City Middle School Orchestra. Strings Website

Marcus Santos, World Percussion. Somerville High School

Rosemary Sears, Band. District-Wide and Director of the All City Middle School Band. Band Website

Dana Sheridan, General Music. West Somerville Neighborhood School

Kristin Stier, General Music. Winter Hill Community Innovation School. Ms. Stier's Website

Cathy Ward, General Music. John F. Kennedy School. Ms. Ward's Website

Samantha Wiratunga, Strings Instrument Instruction, District-Wide. Strings Website

Emily Wolf, General Music. East Somerville Community School. Ms. Wolf's Website