Music & Theater Arts

The BHS Music & Theatre Arts Department plays an integral role in the school and town community through our large and small ensembles. Through choral and instrumental performance, students are provided with opportunities to develop appropriate artistic technique in the art of music performance. Elective courses include piano, music technology, and history of popular music, which allows students to immerse themselves into the world of music through creating, performing and responding to a culturally relevant selection of repertoire.

K - 12 Berlin Fine Arts Philosophy
The Berlin Public Schools Fine Arts Department is committed to fostering a community of creative, innovative, and passionate learners who value and celebrate diversity in a global society through shared experiences in the arts. All learners will be provided with meaningful opportunities in the arts to further develop a deeper form of self-expression, empowering them to become lifelong participants, appreciators, and advocates of the fine arts.

K - 12 Music Program Goals

  • Students will create music using knowledge of musical concepts and achieving proficiency in music literacy.
  • Students will develop and refine artistic techniques to be effective performers.
  • Students will analyze, interpret, and evaluate artistic work.
  • Students will value music as a vehicle of human expression within various cultural and historical contexts through a variety of artistic forms.

Department Curriculum

Program of Studies 



Concert Choir

Bella Voce *

Concert Band I

Concert Band II

** Indicates an Honors level course
* Honors Challenge available


History of Popular Music

AP Music Theory**

Music Technology I

Music Technology II

Piano I

Piano II

Piano III

Piano IV

** Indicates an Honors level course
* Honors Challenge available



Unified Theater

** Indicates an Honors level course
* Honors Challenge available
  Music and Theater Arts
Chris Dresko - Band Director

 Tyler Boyle- Choral Director/Dept. Coordinator