In the Lower School, students are exposed to a wide variety
of media and techniques including drawing, work in color, printmaking,
sculpture and clay. Girls work on large and small scale projects in small
groups and individually. They create art for themselves and the community, and
also work two- and three-dimensionally. At many levels, the art curriculum is
coordinated with the study of different cultures in history.
Lower School Chorus
Students sing, play instruments and compose. Music theory
is introduced in relation to these activities. Melodic and rhythmic skills are
developed and refined, and musical perception is heightened through structured
listening to music of various styles and origins. Three groups offer additional
The Lower School Chorus is open
to girls in classes I - IV. They perform a number of times throughout the year.
The girls sing unison and two-part music from all genres of music.
This is a select vocal ensemble of girls chosen from
Classes III and IV. Students sing two- to four-part choral literature and
perform at Winsor and community service venues.
Lower School Orchestra
This instrumental ensemble of musicians from Classes I-IV
plays music at the beginning level of standard orchestral classical literature,
film music, and folk songs. Students who play flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon,
French horn, trumpet, trombone, violin, viola, cello, bass or piano are
encouraged to join this group, which performs at Winsor and community service
Relaxation and vocal techniques, basic stage direction,
plot development, and character-building are presented through theater games
and activities. Team-building, imaginative exploration and ensemble exercises
build a solid foundation for all subsequent theater work. The focus is on
having students become confident and comfortable on stage.
Students continue to deepen their practice of the specific
tasks required of actors bringing scenes to life on stage.Lower School drama culminates in the Class IV Shakespeare Project.