Arts at Kimball Union are serious fun and engage novice through advanced students in the act of creation. 
Whether arts represent your future, your escape, or your opportunity to step outside the everyday and re-examine your world, KUA supplies the means for you to share your vision. Our goal is to give students a knowledge and appreciation of aesthetics, history, and criticism, while providing a platform for each student to find his or her own unique ways of communicating, whether on a piano, a canvas, or the stage.

The Flickinger Arts Center is an expansive facility that unifies the visual and performing arts, from pottery and theater, to band and dance. Flickinger’s light-filled studios also house the Taylor Gallery, which rotates exhibits from our talented students and artists from around the world.

How can I participate in the arts?

There are many ways to experience art at Kimball Union. While we require that every student fulfill visual and performing art requirements, most students explore the arts through afternoon activities, participation in ensemble groups, and on their own. Our schedule is specifically designed so students never have to choose between participating in the arts or another activity, like athletics.

Arts Calendar of Events

List of 6 events.

  • HOP Trip: Jazzmeia Horn

    A young jazz singer poised for greatness, Jazzmeia Horn wowed an international audience with a fiery “Moanin” at the 2018 Grammy Awards ceremony. With titanic vocal skills, creative drive and inspired scatting, she takes charge of each song’s musical and storytelling potential. Her debut album, A Social Call, is a sophisticated collection of fresh, in-the-moment reworkings of inspirational jazz standards, hard bop anthems, spirituals and R&B nuggets. Accompanied by a small ensemble, Horn delivers what she says is “a call to social responsibility, to know your role in your community.”
    Spaulding Auditorium, Dartmouth College
  • HOP Trip: Camille A Brown and Dancers

    INK.
    Choreographer and dancer Camille A. Brown leads her irresistible company in ink, which moves through captivating stories about identity and self-empowerment in African and African American culture. Brown nimbly combines movement styles from social dance, ritual, hip hop, tap and everyday life, enhanced by artist David L. Arsenault’s collage projections and onstage musicians. ink sweeps in time from the slave trade to the present, from griots to DJs, depicting the comedy, sensuality and political edge in black fellowship. Widely known for her TED talk on social dance in the African diaspora and as choreographer for NBC’s recent live broadcast of Jesus Christ Superstar, Brown brings her own distinct vision.
    Moore Theater, Dartmouth College
  • Singers' Night

    Barrette Campus Center
  • Once, Northern Stage

    Book by Edna Walsh, Music and Lyrics by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
    Northern Stage, White River Junction
  • Spring Jazz and Rock Concert

    Flickinger Art Center - Auditorium - Auditorium
  • Taylor Gallery, Student Art Show

    Flickinger Art Center - Taylor - Taylor Gal

Passionate about the arts?

Arts Faculty

List of 10 members.

  • Julie Haskell 

    Dean of Faculty, Arts Department Chair, Art Teacher
    (603) 469-2112
    Bio
  • Ursula Fries-Herfort 

    Learning Center Teacher, Ceramics Teacher, Taylor Gallery Director
    603-469-2136
    Bio
  • Kay McCabe 

    Dance Teacher, College Advisor
    603-469-2130
    Bio
  • Dalton Winslow Ph.D. 

    Music Teacher
    Bio
  • Kevin White 

    Music Teacher, Theater Teacher
    603 469-2131
    Bio
  • David Weidman 

    Assistant Head of School, Theatre Director
    603-469-2118
    Bio
  • Darrell Beaupre 

    English Teacher
    603-469-2000
    Bio
  • Christine Britton 

    Costume Designer and Instructor
    Bio
  • M. Hunter Ulf AIA 

    Chief Operating Officer, Visual Arts Teacher
    603 469-2158
    Bio
  • Stephen Rogers 

    Academic Information Systems Manager, Theater Technical Director
    603-469-2346
    Bio

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Kimball Union Academy

603-469-2000  · 603-469-2040 (fax)  · info@kua.org
Founded in 1813, Kimball Union Academy is one of the oldest private boarding high schools in New Hampshire and the country. KUA blends the best of the New England boarding tradition with an innovative, modern educational program for a diverse group of day and boarding students from across the country and around the world. Located in Meriden, New Hampshire in the heart of the Upper Valley, Kimball Union is minutes from Dartmouth College and has direct access to Boston and New York.