College Preparatory School for Girls Grades 3-12

Arts Adjunct Program

The Holton-Arms Fine & Performing Arts Adjunct Program provides extracurricular arts education for students and adults in the Holton community and those from the greater Washington metropolitan community. The program consists primarily of music lessons, and unique workshops, master classes, and other opportunities growing out of the School’s rich curricular programs in the fine and performing arts are offered when possible.

Music Lessons

Registration is now open for private music lessons. Submit your online inquiry.

The focus of the music lesson program is to provide instructional support for students in the curricular ensemble program, to expand students' musical education beyond the scope of the School's ensemble program (e.g. guitar and piano), and to make the same outstanding instruction available to students outside of the Holton community.

Professional adjunct faculty members will offer private and group lessons in vocal and instrumental music including piano, guitar and harp. The program will include informal and formal performance opportunities throughout the year with open studios, studio workshops, and formal recitals.

ACTivate Drama Workshop (Grade 5 and 6 Holton students )

Registration for Fall 2017 for our popular ACTivate Drama Workshop taught by Kate Magill Robinson will be posted this summer.

Spring Semester ACTivate: Shakin' Up Shakespeare!
Mondays 4:00-5:30 p.m. in the Large Dance Studio

"All the world's a stage" and this semester the Holton girls are the players! This workshop will bring Shakespeare to life in an active way that helps young actors understand why his works have been so beloved for over 400 years. This is an ensemble-based class, where each student is part of a team that brings Shakespeare's words off the page. The workshop will culminate in an informal performance during the last class period based on an original, but greatly abbreviated, Shakespeare text. Imagination, enthusiasm, and clothing for play (modesty shorts or tights under skirts and shoes that stay on the feet) are the only requirements!

Classes are open to Holton students in grades 5 and 6. Classes will run with a minimum of 6 students and a maximum of 12.

How does the program work?

1. For general questions about the Adjunct Program, please call the Fine & Performing Arts Office at 301-365-6098 or send an email to

2. For the ACTivate Drama Workshop (Holton 5th and 6th graders only), please submit the online form.

3. To inquire about music lesson offerings and fees, to identify a teacher, and to schedule lessons, please submit an Inquiry Form.

4. You will receive a confirmation email with the contact information for the recommended teacher(s).

5. After you and the teacher agree to a lesson day/time, please submit the online Registration Form. You will be asked if you have read the Policies & Procedures when you register, so please consult that document before registering.

Inquire | Music Policies & Procedures | Drama Policies & Procedures

Adjunct Faculty
  • Erika Binsley – horn
  • Cheryl Branham - piano
  • Sandy Choi - violin
  • Christine H. Eldreth - voice
  • Christina Gullans - cello
  • Cheryl Hill - clarinet
  • Jennifer Horne – violin/viola
  • Zenas Kim-Banther – trombone
  • Barbara Kober – piano
  • Lisa-Beth Lambert - violin
  • Steve Larrance - percussion
  • Chang Eun Lee - piano
  • Kaitlin Moreno – violin
  • Hilary Park – voice
  • Emily Robinson - clarinet/saxophone
  • Kate Magill Robinson - drama
  • Dana Rokosny – viola/violin
  • Meghan Shanley - flute
  • Erin Snedecor – cello
  • Heidi Sturniolo - harp
  • Elizabeth Terschuur - ballet and contemporary dance
  • Rich Tilley - trumpet
  • Emily Tsai - oboe
  • Vanessa Young - harp
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