Arts

Molding Masterpieces.

The Arts is a profound component of the GSB experience. Our impressive list of music, theater, and fine arts courses provide give students at every grade level to explore creative outlets while developing key academic and social-emotional skills.

Our dedicated faculty lead students in hands-on, energetic lessons that allows students to not only see the world in a different light, but find the sparks within themselves. 

 

Fine Arts

The GSB Fine Arts program provides Preschool - 12th grade students a rich array of creative outlets to hone artistic techniques and self-expression.

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Music

The GSB Music program helps students find their voice, build strong work ethic, and learn important skills that prepare them for well beyond the stage.

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Theater

The award-winning GSB Theater program provides students important lessons in collaboration, responsibility, and the importance of telling their own story.

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Spotlight: GSB Performing Arts & Community Center

The Performing Arts & Community Center (PACC) is the centerpiece of Gill's Art program and an important component of the school community.

The state-of-the-art facility opened in 2018 and is a majestic meeting spot to host theater productions, concerts, assemblies, guest speakers, and important GSB events throughout the year. The PACC was intentionally designed to build community, foster creativity, and encourage hands-on learning for the full GSB student body. In addition to the incredible 452-seat Matthews Theater, the building includes multiple classroom spaces, the FM Kirby Hall and Gallery, scene and costume shops, an orchestra pit, a box office, professional audio and lighting systems, and much more.

Meet The Art Chairs

Todd Ross sits in lighting both.

Performing Arts Chair

Todd Ross ’94 , Chair of the Performing Arts Department, teaches Set Construction & Design in the Upper School as well as drama in the Middle School. He joined GSB in 2016. Ross holds a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from Columbia University as well as Bachelor of Arts in Theater From Bucknell University. Prior to Gill, Ross worked at Columbia University's Graduate School, New York University's Graduate School, The Stella Adler Conservatory, The New School, Biz Kids, Inc., NYC, and the Shakespeare Sedona Institute. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking and playing soccer.

Visual Arts Chair

Sarah Isusi chairs the Fine Arts Department at GSB, and teaches Upper School Studio Art, Drawing and Painting, Portfolio Development, and AP 2D Design. Isusi holds a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Painting and a Master’s of Art in Teaching from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a Master’s of Fine Art in Painting from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Prior to coming to Gill, she taught International Baccalaureate Art and Design to Upper School students in Baltimore and later developed the Fine Arts program for a Charter School for Performing and Fine Arts in Philadelphia. She is an active member of the N.J. Art Education Association, as well as the Center for Contemporary Art in Bernardsville and the Print Center of N.J., where she shows her work annually.

Drama and its appreciation are important parts of the enrichment program at Gill. Participation in drama encourages cooperation and teamwork and helps to develop confidence and poise. Theater is creative storytelling at its best, serving to inspire, uplift, challenge, and engage everyone – artists and audience alike.

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Whether are serious about studying an instrument, learning about music, or you just want to explore, Gill’s music program will expand your knowledge and nurture your inner musician.

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The Fine Arts Department at GSB is extraordinary. The quality of work that students are creating is marvelous —their technique, their skills, their ideas.  I'm very proud of the work that they're doing and the risks that they are taking.

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