Putnam Family Arts Center

A First-Class Facility

Our Putnam Family Arts Center is a fabulous place for music study, teaching, rehearsing and performing. The Class of 1945 Hall offers outstanding acoustics for music performance and recording.

Our Class of 1945 Hall is a popular recording venue for major artists and groups in the Boston area, including the Boston Symphony Chamber Players, soprano Maria Ferrante, cellist Sergey Antonov, the Lydian Quartet, the Muir Quartet, Anonymous Four, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and the public radio show From the Top.

Notable visitors to St. Mark’s during recent years include the Harvard Glee Club, the Wellesley College Chamber Singers, the Harvard Radcliffe Collegium, the Williams College Chamber Singers, the Dartmouth College Chamber Singers, The Oracle Hysterical, cellist Sergey Antonov, violinist Lynn Chang, Boston Symphony Orchestra oboist John Ferrillo, song leader Nick Page, pianist John Buttrick, soprano Maria Ferrante, jazz trumpeter Greg Hopkins, the Boston Symphony Chamber Players, the Storioni Trio with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Borromeo Quartet, the Boston Cello Quartet, the Muir Quartet, the Lydian Quartet, the American Choral Directors Association Children’s and Women’s Choral Festivals, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Amercian Boy Choir and the Boston-based band Made in the Shade.

We also host our own festivals. This year the New York based composer/performance groupThe Oracle Hysterical joined our Jazz Band and Chamber Players for the Cutler Festival in April. Ten schools participate in our annual Wick Choral Festival, featuring two evenings of a cappella pop music. We welcome singers from Northfield Mt. Hermon School, Fay School and Lincoln-Sudbury High School for our annual Spring Sing in April with the Tufts University Chamber Singers as special guests.

Adjacent to the Class of 1945 Hall, our Music Center includes multiple rehearsal and instruction spaces for the over one hundred students who are active in the St. Mark’s music program. Our facilities include six Steinway grand pianos, multiple studio pianos, student instrument storage, recording equipment and a computer lab for composition and theory work.