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Arts

Performing Arts


Tap your creativity in Emma Willard School’s music, dance, and theatre programs, where you will be empowered to hone your love of the performing arts.

We offer courses for all levels—for those exploring performance for the very first time to lifelong performers—and encourage girls to explore new areas, styles, and techniques. Whether you want to find your voice in one of our vocal music or theatre programs or bring movement to the music that moves you, you’re sure to find your place on our stage.

Visual Arts


Context and intention are keywords as our art students solve problems, build skills, gain confidence and learn the history of the various media they study in Emma Willard School's visual arts program. From sight-specific installations around campus to collaborations with the science department, we seek to expand students' understanding of both the function and meaning of art. They are challenged to experience their world in a fresh way, to open their eyes and really see.

News from the Arts

List of 2 news stories.

  • The Emma Willard Dance Company presents a piece entitled

    Spring Showcase Highlights Curiosity and Accomplishment

    By Melissia Mason
    In another moment of return to normalcy, we were excited to welcome families back to campus to celebrate their Emma students’ accomplishments through the annual Spring Showcase. Emma Artists and Signature scholars aggregated a years’ worth of work (in some cases more) to present to the Emma Willard School community.
  • Coco and Nini Y. ’25 in Yosemite Valley on the California AWAY trip

    Two of 360: Coco and Nini Y. ’25

    By Sandra Santana
    This month, our One of 360 series makes history by introducing siblings! Meet Coco and Nini Y. ’25, twins from Shanghai, China. Get to know more about their journey to Emma Willard School, how they start their day with music, and the exciting new experiences they are sharing together. 
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