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The arts program at Berwick Academy comprises a variety of meaningful experiences and opportunities in both “performance and exhibition.”  All students are encouraged to participate, no matter their skill level, because knowledge of the arts is beneficial to the whole child and requires taking healthy risks. Their hard work culminates in music recitals and art exhibitions for family and friends to enjoy on campus, as well as at local, state, and national levels to enhance the personal experience and bring an appreciation for national recognition of the Berwick community.

Berwick artists take risks and stretch themselves by exploring a new artistic medium, learning to play a new instrument, or performing on stage for the first time. Faculty and students collaborate to create an environment that fosters the confidence to perform and exhibit, while also establishing a supportive network to navigate individual growth.

Program Director

List of 13 members.

  • Mr. Seth "Seth" Hurd 

    Dir. of Visual & Performing Arts, Director of Data Management, Arts Pathways Coordinator (Music)
    Berwick Academy
    University of New Hampshire - Bachelor of Music
    University of Phoenix - M.A.O.M.
  • Ms. Raegan "Raegan" Russell 

    Visual Art Department Chair, US Art, Arts Pathways Coordinator (Visual), Set Design
    Boston University, College of Fine Arts - BFA/MFA
  • Mr. Benjamin "Ben" Baldwin 

    MS African Music, US African Music, US Jazz Band
    Wesleyan - BA
  • Ms. Kimberly "Kim" Burke 

  • Ms. Naomi "Naomi" Ellsworth 

    University of Maine - Bachelor's
  • Ms. Teaya "Teaya" Fitzgerald 

    Skidmore College - BS
    Lesley University - M. Ed
  • Mr. Edward "Chip" Harding 

    Applied Music Coordinator, MS Guitar Ensemble, acoustic and electric guitar
    Lesley University - B.A.
  • Ms. Jennifer "Jenny" Letendre 

  • Mrs. Sasha "Sasha" Malone 

    Director of Dance, Arts Pathways Coordinator (Dance), Theater Technology Faculty
    Long Island University - B.F.A.
    Mills College
  • Ms. Cathy "Cathy" O'Brien 

    University of New Hampshire - BA
  • Ms. Hevia "Hevia" Paxson 

  • Mr. Christopher "Chris" Ryan 

  • Ms. Stephanie "Stephanie" Sanders 

    MS bands, US symphonic band, MS jazz band, comp/songwriting, theory, eMusic, music survey, musicians
    Wayne State College - Bachelor of Fine Arts in Education (B.F.A.E.) Instrumental Music Endorsement
    Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) - Master of Science in Music Technology (MSMT)

Serving Maine, The Seacoast of New Hampshire, and the North Shore of Massachusetts

Berwick Academy is Maine's oldest, independent Pre-K through Post Graduate private school. Our community is dynamic, offering challenging academics, competitive athletics, and creative arts programs. Members of the community operate within a context of caring and respect as we pursue our quest for "useful knowledge" as "one school with three divisions." Students and faculty are encouraged to expand their horizons by balancing academics with athletic, dramatic, and musical options.