Performing Arts

  • Concert Choir: 100+ member, mixed-voice choir open to all students; no experience necessary. The choir sings a wide variety of literature, including folk, classical, and multicultural.
     
  • A cappella ensembles: The Nellies, a female group; Hogappella, a male group; Northfield Mount Harmony, a coed group; all by audition.
     
  • Northfield Mount Hermon Singers: selected singers who are also members of Concert Choir. The NMH Singers perform a broad repertoire and have several off-campus performances each year, including Family Days, Christmas Vespers.
     
  • Select Women’s Ensemble (SWE): selected female singers who are also members of Concert Choir. SWE performs a broad repertoire and has several off-campus performances each year, including during Family Days, Christmas Vespers, and Sacred Concert. This group works on building repertoire, vocal technique, sight reading, and choral skills.
     
  • Symphony Orchestra: NMH's largest instrument ensemble, open to all string players and selected wind, brass, and percussion players. The orchestra performs in three special events each year: the Family Day Concert, the Pops Concert, and Sacred Concert.
     
  • Chamber Orchestra: selected symphony orchestra string players augmented occasionally by solo winds. Members are also part of the symphony orchestra.
     
  • Concert Band: large ensemble open to any wind, brass, or percussion player. The group performs standard concert band repertoire, marches, and popular arrangements.
     
  • NMH Jazz Ensemble: advanced music group that plays a standard repertoire of big band, jazz rock, and modern jazz such as Ellington, Goodman, Hancock, and Marsalis. All members of the Jazz Ensemble must be in Concert Band or Symphony Orchestra. 
     
  • World Music Combo is a small ensemble that studies and performs a variety of world music styles. This group performs several times a year both on and off campus, including at Family Days and the fall World Music Combo workshop.
     
  • Senior and Junior Dance Companies: coed, auditioned groups whose dancers learn modern, ballet, improvisation, and jazz. Three performances are held each year in the Rhodes Arts Center.
     
  • NMH Pianists: students who perform across on and off campus throughout the year. Membership is by audition.  
                 
  • Theater Program: Major productions are presented at least twice a year, as well as smaller performances. Students perform at the Rhodes Arts Center.