Fine Arts

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About Fine Arts

Musical programs are available to students in grades K – 12 and include offerings in vocal, classroom, music appreciation and instrumental music. At the elementary level, students are serviced by a music specialist in a program of singing, music history and music theory. In grades 4 and 5 students may also elect to receive instrumental training on wind or string instruments. In middle school, instrumental students may continue their studies or sing in a school choral ensemble. At the high school level, students who are planning careers in music or who are interested in music as a part-time source of income, or as a hobby, will find educational opportunities available to them. All students must take and pass a Fine Arts course for graduation. High school courses include Band, Chorus, Orchestra, Guitar, Percussion, Music Technology, Music Appreciation, and Musical Theater.

The art program presents opportunities for students to explore and develop talents in a variety of art forms. At the elementary and middle school levels, weekly classes are presented by an art specialist who introduces basic concepts and nurtures developing skills. At the high school level, students have the opportunity to concentrate in specific art specialties and also broaden their command of media and technique. Offerings include Comprehensive Art, Pottery, Sculpture, and Drawing. Students regularly participate in regional art festivals and local public exhibits. Click here to visit the art program webpage.


Tony Szykniej, Director

High School Music
Haley Rello (Band, Chorus, Electives)
Tony Szykniej (Orchestra)
Sarah Fard (Guitar, Music Technology)- website

High School Art
Carey Smith (Ceramics, Sculpture, Art & Contemporary Understanding)
Candace Van Aken (Comprehensive Art, Drawing, 2D Design)

Middle School Music
Sarah Grant (Andrews)
Andrew Wray (McGlynn)
Sophia Chang (Andrews and McGlynn Orchestra, Middle School String Ensemble)
Anthony Prestigiovanni (Andrews and McGlynn Band)

Middle School Art
Suzanne Fee (McGlynn Middle)
Peter Gallagher (Andrews)

Elementary Music
Kristen Turner (Brooks, Grade 5 Band)
Jim Conner (Roberts)
Oksana Karapetian (Columbus)
Howard Stern (McGlynn Elementary)
Chrissy Froomer (McGlynn Elementary, Columbus and Roberts Strings)
Sophia Chang (McGlynn/Brooks Strings)
Anthony Prestigiovanni (Elementary Band and Strings)

Elementary Art
Susan Keefe (Brooks)
Michelle Mazaka (Brooks)
Matt Haberstroh (Columbus)
Jen Belanger (McGlynn)
Kathleen Shanley (Roberts)

Concert Schedule

All Concerts at Medford High School except where noted otherwise

High School Chorus/Roberts Handchimes
7:30 pm
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

High School Orchestra
7:30 pm
Thursday, December 7, 2017

All-City Middle School Orchestra, McGlynn MS Chorus, Middle School String Ensemble
7:00 pm
Thursday, December 14, 2017
McGlynn School Auditorium

Grade 5 Strings/Treblemakers Chorus
7:30 pm
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

High School Band/Middle School Band
7:30 pm
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

High School Chorus
7:30 pm
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Middle School Strings
7:30 pm
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

High School Band / M.S. Band
7:30 pm
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

High School Orchestra
7:30 pm
Thursday, May 3, 2018

Grade 5 Band and Strings
7:00 pm
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Grade 4 Strings – Columbus/Roberts
7:30 pm
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Etiquette at Concerts and Other Fine Arts Department Events

Donate Instruments

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Donate your old musical instrument to Medford Public Schools students
Medford Public Schools Music Program! Call 781-393-2315