Arts at Gould Academy

Your creative process never had so many options.

Whether it’s throwing a pot on the wheel, soloing in the jazz ensemble, handcrafting a piece of jewelry, singing in the spring musical, or working with an instructor online through our Manhattan School of Music Distance Partnership, opportunities to find and develop your artistic passions abound at our small, private, boarding school.

Gould’s Visual and Performing Arts Programs provide opportunities for self-discovery, while challenging students to connect with their intellectual potential. It is an invaluable part of the Gould journey, and we’re well equipped for it.

Gould artists have gone on to nurture their talents at schools such as  the Pratt Institute, the Rhode Island School of Design and the Berklee College of Music.

Faculty Bios

Greene-Kipp__Visual Arts__Department Chair__Head JV Baseball Kipp Greene

Visual Arts Department Chair
B.A. SUNY Purchase
M.A. Virginia Commonwealth University
Assistant Baseball Coach

Bio

Mr. Greene grew up in New York’s Hudson Valley. He taught at his alma mater, Virginia Commonwealth University, for fifteen years, five years on the home campus and 10 years on VCU’s campus in Qatar. Mr. Greene and his family then moved to South Korea where he taught art and design at the Cheongna Dalton School. A practicing artist for over 25 years, Mr. Greene’s work has been showcased in major galleries and international exhibitions including the Tashkent Biennial in Uzbekistan and the Summer Olympic Games Exhibition in Xa’in, China. He has been on the board of directors of major galleries and was the founding director of the BongDuk Foundation Gallery in Korea. He has traveled to over 35 different countries and experienced art and design in each of them. He has attended Documenta, Meunster Sculpture, and the Venice, Gwangju, and Singapore Biennials (to name a few). When not teaching Mr. Greene enjoys re-discovering lost art, fishing, and baseball (though he doesn’t actually enjoy baseball…he’s a Mets fan). Mr. Greene and his wife, Jin, daughter, Clare, and son, Xavier, live on campus in the Gehring dorm.

McLaughlin-Jim__Director of Performing Arts__Spring Musical James McLaughlin

Performing Arts Program Chair
B.A. Plymouth State College
Fall Play/Spring Musical

Bio

Born  and raised in Cincinnati, Mr. McLaughlin moved to New Hampshire in the eighth grade. Graduating  from Plymouth State College in 1988, he won the Granite State Piano Competition that same year. He has been involved in music education for over 25 years as a private piano/theory teacher and clinician, and has spent many years performing as a freelance jazz/rock pianist and vocalist throughout the United States, including New England and New York City. At Gould, Mr. McLaughlin has directed both the band and choral programs, worked as the technical director in Gould’s fall theater productions, and directed the pit band in the spring musicals. He is an advisor and teaches music in the classroom, including classes in Jazz History and Music Technology. In short, he has become a pied piper of sorts, enticing students to sing, act, pick up an instrument, or simply enjoy music for music’s sake.  Still active as a performer, Mr.McLaughlin  brings his passion for live music to his students. He lives in West Bethel with his two children, Tarin ‘16 and Finnian.