Warner, NH – According to Goethe, the function of art is to entertain, edify and exalt the human spirit. Dance is about interpreting music and mood and mastering the human body; drama includes acting with face and body to communicate; music is vocal or instrumental sounds combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony and expression of emotion.
The Kearsarge Conservatory is not just another studio; they are art in motion, a full performing arts conservatory offering instruction in all forms of dance, drama and music, including musical theater, as well as private instruction in piano, voice and guitar. Artistic director and director of dance Angela Brannon Tarleton, along with Kevin Tarleton President and director of drama and Michelle Gosnell director of Music, work together with their excellent staff to make Kearsarge’s mission in the arts an integral part of all students’ education.
“I think children are very smart. I think children like to work,” says Tarleton. “People are shocked when they see what these kids can do. I expect it of them and they expect it of themselves and that’s how it works.”
Perhaps most remarkably, the Kearsarge Conservatory is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Their goal is to never turn a child away if they want to study the arts, whether they can pay or not.
“I teach each child the subject in the way they can learn the best.” says Tarleton. "I teach excellence, not perfection or unhealthy competition.”
For more information on Kearsarge Conservatory of the Performing Arts, visit www.nhperformingarts.com.