Arts at Hamilton
Artists and art lovers come together to create a lively arts community on College Hill.
The purpose of the arts is not merely to develop the talents of students who major in and plan careers in these fields; it is also to integrate creative work and performance into learning and life on College Hill. After all, students should have meaningful exposure to the arts if they are to be educated fully.
Discover the Arts
“If you were to ask me to describe my life in three words, I would say “music and theatre” without a second thought. But often, my two interests remain somewhat separated; a musician exists in an ensemble, and acting is at home in a staged play. So, when the opportunity to do both at once presents itself, I grasp onto it as soon and as long as I can.” — Alyssa Samuels ’25, musical director
A visit to the Archive will introduce you to a cornucopia of recordings from Edison Diamond discs to classic jazz LPs, and a collection of memorabilia from the estate of singer Joe Williams H’88. Yet those treasures are only the opening act for the true spotlight of the collection — 400+ video interviews that together form an oral history of jazz from the Big Band Era to today’s contemporary sounds.