Due to the impending snowstorm, there will be NO COMMUNITY SKATE at Rivers on Sunday, January 20.

Arts Program

The Arts Program at Rivers provides a connected, integrated approach through a variety of performing and visual mediums. There are, within the program, two parallel and equally comprehensive divisions: the visual arts and the performing arts. 

Rivers' visual arts program offers a wealth of opportunities for students to experiment, explore and cultivate their creative vision in a variety of media. Foundation art courses are brief yet intense encounters with an artist-teacher who guides students through the often spontaneous, challenging nature of the creative process. The arts studios are lively environments where both structured classes occur and student artists return to work further on their projects and assignments outside the class environment. Student artwork is displayed throughout the Rivers campus in four different locations. Our formal exhibit area, the Bell Art Gallery, features numerous student art shows along with an annual arts faculty exhibition and select shows by invited professional artists.
From musical theater to musical ensembles, digital video making to play-writing, the performing arts at Rivers provides a plethora of creative avenues for students of all levels of abilities. Whether novice or virtuoso, students of the performing arts will find a wide array of courses and instructors to help them develop and refine their passions. In addition to numerous courses in theater arts, the school puts on three major productions a year: two Upper School productions (including a musical) and one middle school production. Several smaller productions are performed in the Black Box Theater. 
The opportunities for music at Rivers are truly extraordinary. Student musicians will find a variety of vehicles for performance, including jazz chorus, jazz combos, big bands, chorus, orchestra, and chamber ensembles. Access to The Rivers School Conservatory's programs and instructors allows students from Rivers to develop and polish their talent through private lessons, theory classes and ensemble work. 

Showcasing the Arts

List of 3 news stories.

  • Estelle Luong at an earlier Carnegie Hall appearance

    Conservatory Student to Perform at Carnegie Hall

    How do you get to Carnegie Hall?
    For Estelle Luong ’19, the answer mirrors the punchline of the old joke: Practice, practice, practice. The accomplished pianist, a student in the Conservatory Program of The Rivers School, was awarded a first prize in the Crescendo International Youth Competition audition round in November.
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  • Several alumni returned to RSC for the 15th anniversary of the Conservatory Program.

    The Conservatory Program at The Rivers School Celebrates 15 years

    It’s been 15 years since David Tierney created a program that fills a special educational niche in the region. His brainchild, the Conservatory Program at The Rivers School, offers a unique blend of academic rigor and intensive music education, and on Saturday, January 5, a group of conservatory program alumni gathered to celebrate the program’s 15th anniversary.
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  • Dr. Felipe Salles leads a big band master class.

    Jazz Composer Offers Master Class to Rivers Musicians

    Student musicians in two Rivers Conservatory ensembles, the honors big band and the jazz ensemble, were treated to a master class run by renowned jazz musician and composer Dr. Felipe Salles.
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