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Music, Drama and Studio Art Showcased by Middle School
Posted 04/06/2017 03:50PM


See the full photo gallery from the Arts Showcase!


Middle School families enjoyed an evening of arts on March 2 as the second annual Winter Arts Showcase featured the music, drama and studio artwork of Bay Ridge Prep sixth, seventh and eighth graders.

Beginning with a band concert, families were treated first to music that was thematically adventurous and technically challenging. Several months of hard work culminated in a performance experience that demonstrated a keen understanding of ensemble musicianship. Technical skills were on display through the "Star-Spangled Banner" and the band energized the audience with performances of “Avenger” and “Clash of Warriors”. After this excellent concert, students are looking forward to their June show, “BRP Goes to the Movies” where they will perform selections of several popular motion picture scores.

Throughout the evening, artwork created and curated by seventh grade studio art students was on display. A variety of themes, mediums, and projects were shown with the artists present, excited to explain their ideas and processes. Throughout the semester, students designed and guided their work to build their portfolio.

For the theater section of the showcase, the seventh grade first shared an original ensemble performance devised from their work on acting techniques using big emotion. The cast pushed the boundaries of natural realism with bold choices in dramatic expression, creating characters that were dynamic and interesting.

Concluding the evening, the eighth grade theater company performed three short plays that they also presented in repertory during the school days leading up to the showcase. After learning about the various jobs necessary in running a theater company, the class articulated a set of standards for production and set about casting, directing, designing and rehearsing a repertory season of short plays around the theme of misunderstanding and how information is shared between adolescents.

Founded in 1998, Bay Ridge Prep is an independent, K-12 college preparatory school offering intelligent and compassionate education in a progressive academic environment.  

 

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  • Brooklyn, New York 11209
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About Us

Bay Ridge Prep is a co-ed, K-12 independent school in Brooklyn, New York, that is home to 390 students and over 100 faculty spread across two buildings.  With a student-centered environment and fresh approach to education, Bay Ridge Prep provides an enriching academic experience in a socially mature environment.

Admissions

Bay Ridge Prep is selective in admissions and prospective students go through a formal application process.  What we look for most in an applicant is a student who will benefit from our programs and make a positive impact on our community.

Academics

Bay Ridge Prep students get their first taste of hands-on learning in Kindergarten, when they become owners and operators of their own bakery.  By high school, they are deeply engaged in courses like Science, Research & Design - a three-year class that offers the opportunity to conduct original, independent research.

Arts

Led by experienced arts educators with advanced degrees in art, music and theater, the arts program recognizes that creative expression is a vital and integral part of a student’s development.

Athletics

Home to nine championships in the last seven years, Bay Ridge Prep Athletics offers students an opportunity to explore physical challenges and develop leadership and teamwork skills.

Student Life

Student life is more than just classes, clubs and team sports.  Bay Ridge Prep is proactive in making every day life for students engaging, positive and enjoyable. 

Giving

Giving to Bay Ridge Prep has a profound impact on the daily lives of our students and helps give the school's administration the flexibility and financial resources to address spontaneous needs in and out of the classroom such as undertaking new programs and facility upgrades.

Alumni

Bay Ridge Prep Alumni can be found everywhere.  Our newest alums are at some of the best colleges and graduate programs in the country and older alums are professionals in the fields of medicine, law, media, education, finance and more.

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