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 D.C. area. The program offers music lessons, unique workshops, master classes, and other opportunities growing out of the School’s rich curricular programs in the fine and performing arts.


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 ACTivate Registration 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 Lesson Registration Form. You will be asked if you have read the Policies & Procedures when you register, so please consult that document before registering.

Music Lessons

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

(Open to Holton Grades 5 & 6 Only)

FALL 2019 ACTivate: Storytelling
(*FULL - No longer accepting registrations)

Storytelling, in varying forms, has existed since the dawn of time and while the stories have changed, the ingredients which make up good stories have remained constant.This class will explore storytelling through improvisation as well as scripted scenes/monologues. There will be an INformance, during the final class period, where parents can view a sampling of the things we worked on throughout the semester.

  • Mondays, 4:00-5:30 p.m. in Beebe Black Box Theater (13 Classes)
  • Lesson Days: Sept. 16, 23, 30, Oct, 7, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25, Dec. 2, 9, 16.
  • INformance – December 16
  • Makeup class – January 6
  • Cost: $364 ($28/class)

SPRING 2020 ACTivate: Shakin' Up Shakespeare

"All the world's a stage" and this semester, the Holton girls are the players. This class will bring the accessibility of Shakespeare's plays to life in an active way and will encourage young actors to find the fun in “The Bard’s” classic stories and elevated language. The class will culminate in a final performance of Shakespeare's original text (abbreviated for time and content) that is guaranteed to wow family and friends. Please come dressed to play (modesty shorts or tights under skirts, shoes that stay on your feet) and bring your imagination!

  • Mondays, 4:00-5:30 p.m. in Large Dance Studio (13 Classes)
  • Lesson Days: Jan. 27, Feb. 3, 10, 24, March 2, 9, 16, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11
  • INformance – May 13
  • Makeup class on May 20
  • Cost: $364 ($28/class)

Voice Class

Middle School Voice Class

Are you a middle school student? Do you like to sing? Are you interested in singing, but you’re not sure how to gain more experience? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, consider enrolling in the Arts Adjunct Program’s newest class offering- Middle School Voice Class. Students will learn about breathing in singing, adolescent voice changes, posture and body alignment, singing in an ensemble and singing alone, and will explore a variety of repertoire!

Voice Class will meet on Mondays after school from 4:15-5:15 p.m. and will be limited to 6 students. Registration opens on Monday, August 26.

Cost: $286 ($26/class)


Adjunct Faculty
  • Kate Ambacher - Flute
  • Matt Horanzy - guitar
  • Cheryl Hill - clarinet
  • Zenas Kim-Banther – trombone
  • Barbara Kober – piano
  • Lisa-Beth Lambert - violin
  • Steve Larrance - percussion
  • Chang Eun Lee - piano
  • Peirong Lo - piano
  • Kathryn Lowman - viola/violin
  • Jose-Luis Oviedo - trumpet
  • Hilary Park – voice
  • Emily Robinson - clarinet/saxophone
  • Kate Magill Robinson - drama
  • Mark Schuppener - violin
  • Erin Snedecor – cello
  • Heidi Sturniolo - harp
  • Emily Tsai - oboe
  • Erica Tursi - violin
  • Molly Young - voice
  • Vanessa Young - harp