Briarcliff Schools

  • 45 Ingham Road Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
  • 914.941.8880
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Briarcliff High School

  • 444 Pleasantville Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
  • 914.769.6299
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Briarcliff Middle School

  • 444 Pleasantville Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
  • 914.769.6343
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Todd Elementary School

  • 45 Ingham Road Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
  • 914.941.8300
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Tier Two

Briarcliff Manor Union Free School District

Performing Arts

Vision

The Arts in Briarcliff Manor Schools are an essential component for the development of the whole student.  Participation in, and appreciation of the arts better enables each individual student  to develop and apply the skills and knowledge necessary to become a productive, creative and innovative member of society.

Mission

The Departments of Performing and Visual ARTS at the Briarcliff Schools offer an outstanding curriculum for students K through12 with further opportunity to explore college level courses. We provide an educational experience that is intellectually stimulating, aesthetically enriching and personally relevant. Our programs provide opportunities for all students to explore their creative potential, develop critical standards and demonstrate their skills, while framing these goals within an inspiring, historical and cultural context. We strive to cultivate in our students a lifelong appreciation of at the arts, offering guidance to students of all levels as they meet their individual objectives.

Philosophy

The Briarcliff Performing Arts program offers a variety of arts learning and performing experiences. 

Recent graduates of our Arts programs, majors and non-majors alike, have gone on to prestigious colleges and conservatories to continue creating and performing. Several of our graduates pursue careers in Dance, Film, Theater, Music Education, Jazz Studies, Music Performance, Music Composition and Song Writing.

Each school year, Briarcliff Arts students present winter and spring concerts, a fall drama production, a spring musical production, staged readings, and a spring dance concert. Many of our Arts students also participate in other community, county, state and national opportunities for exploration, creation and performance in the Arts.

Faculty

Faculty

John Banks

Titles: Teacher
Locations: Briarcliff Middle School, Briarcliff High School
Departments: Music
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Ian Driver

Titles: Theater Production Director
Locations: Briarcliff District
Departments: Performing Arts
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Michael Fraioli

Titles: Teacher
Locations: Briarcliff Middle School, Briarcliff High School
Departments: Music
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Diane Guida

Titles: Teacher
Locations: Briarcliff Middle School, Briarcliff High School
Departments: Related Arts, Performing Arts
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Wilma Messenger

Titles: Teacher
Locations: Todd Elementary School
Departments: Music, Related Arts
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Nicole Pearson

Titles: Teacher
Locations: Briarcliff Middle School, Todd Elementary School
Departments: Music
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Marc Tartell

Titles: Teacher
Locations: Briarcliff Middle School, Briarcliff High School
Departments: Music
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Marguerite Tillistrand

Titles: Teacher
Locations: Briarcliff Middle School
Departments: Music
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Devon Toland

Titles: Teacher
Locations: Briarcliff Middle School, Briarcliff High School
Departments: Music
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Gwynne Whitman

Titles: Teacher
Locations: Todd Elementary School
Departments: Music
Email:

Our Concert Photos