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 led by Jeremy Pletter, All City Middle School Band led by Ms. Rosemary Sears, All City Middle School Orchestra led by Mr. Andy Blickenderfer.
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 Music page to learn more.
Performance Calendar 2021-2022
November 12-14, Friday-Sunday, HTC Play: Almost Maine @ The Growing Center, 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM
December 9, Thursday, All-City Winter Concert (District-Wide), 6:30 PM
December 14, Tuesday, El Sistema Winter Concert @ ESCS, 4:00-6:00 PM
December 16, Thursday, SHS Winter Concert
January 20, Thursday, Elem. Grades 3-5 Instrumental Concert (District-Wide), snow day January 27
March 17-19, Thursday-Saturday, SHS Musical - Amelie, 7:00 PM and 2:00 PM (Sat.)
March 22, Tuesday, El Sistema Concert @ ESCS, 6:00 PM
April 7, Thursday, An Evening of Song (SHS), 6:30 PM
May 5, Thursday, All-City Middle School Spring Concert (District-Wide), 6:30 PM
May 12-13, Thursday/Friday, SHS Highlander Fringe Festival, 7:00 PM
May 19, Thursday, SHS Spring Concert, 6:30 PM
May 26, Thursday, Spring String Fling (District-Wide), 6:30 PM
June 3, Friday, Healey School K-2 Spring Concert, 9:15 AM
June 9, 10, & 11, Thursday – Saturday, The All City Middle School Musical “Honk,” presented by ACTS, All City Theatre of Somerville 7:00 PM and 2:00 PM (Sat.)
Music & Theatre Teaching Staff
Beverly J. Mosby, Supervisor of Music and Theatre Arts. Somerville Public Schools