Rebecca Arimtage Unified Arts Department Leader, Choral Director
Rebecca Armitage holds a B.M. in Music Education with a minor in Performing Arts from Gordon College, and a M.M. in Music Education from Boston University.
Ms. Armitage has been teaching at The Bromfield School since the fall of 2013. Previous to her employment in Harvard, Ms. Armitage was the adjunct professor of music at Mount Wachusett Community College and conducted her own private voice studio called Solo Voce Studios.
She is also an active member of both NAfME (National Association for Music Education) and ACDA (American Choral Director’s Association).
An avid performer, Ms. Armitage has portrayed numerous musical theatre, opera, and operetta roles onstage. Her favorite most recent roles include Mother in “Ragtime”, The Baker’s Wife in “Into the Woods”, and Fantine in “Les Miserables.” As a lyric coloratura soprano, Ms. Armitage has performed with several opera companies throughout Massachusetts including Greater Worcester Opera, Valley Light Opera, Longwood Opera, and New England Light Opera. She has been a featured soprano soloist for several of the great oratorio works, Handel’s “Messiah” being her favorite.
Ms. Armitage is also an accomplished pianist, having studied with Mary Anthony Cox from the Julliard School of Music.
On a different note (ha!), Ms. Armitage is a mother, hiker, kayaker, runner, and crossfitter. She has participated in several races and competitions throughout New England (making it to the medal stand often) and loves being outside.
Craig Robbins Band Director, Music Teacher
Craig Robbins graduated magna cum laude from Berklee College of Music in December of 2015, earning his B.M. in Music Education where he was awarded Berklee's 2016 Promising Future Music Educator Award. He attended Berklee as a recipient of the North American Scholarship Tour, a full-tuition scholarship. Mr. Robbins is currently working on a Master's in Music Education (M.M.Ed.) at Gordon College in Wenham, MA during his summer breaks from teaching at Bromfield.
In his time as both a student and professional musician, Mr. Robbins has had the privilege of touring on staff throughout 8 different European countries with the John Philip Sousa National Collegiate Honors Band and Choir and has played with notable jazz musicians and performers. He frequently performs in various music ensembles in the greater Boston and New England areas on voice, trombone, euphonium, and tuba.
Mr. Robbins is an active member of NAfME and MMEA and has presented clinics specific to pre-service teacher preparation and entering the field at MMEA's annual conferences in Boston. He currently serves the Central MA MEA as the Senior High School District Festival Chairperson.
In addition to his role with the CDMMEA, Mr. Robbins has served on the John Philip Sousa National Honors Band Executive Board for the 2018 National Honor Band Festival in Boston as Assistant Band Manager and Assistant to the Conductor, Col. Jason K. Fettig, Director of "The President's Own" United States Marine Band as well as Festival Administrator for the 2019 New England Regional Sousa Band Festival.
Aside from music, Mr. Robbins is a member of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials (IAABO) and the Massachusetts Baseball Umpires Association (MBUA) where he is a referee and umpire, officiating a wide variety of ages throughout the year.
Nikolaus Hunt Music Education Tutor, Accompanist
Nikolaus Hunt is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a B.M. in Piano Performance. There, he was a recipient of the Chancellor’s Talent Award and a winner of the DownBeat Student Music Awards. In addition to his bachelor’s studies, Mr. Hunt has studied classical and jazz piano, including at the New England Conservatory of Music Preparatory School.
Mr. Hunt has performed as an accompanist in several public school districts in Massachusetts and as a soloist and band member throughout New England. He is also a professional arranger, and his work has been featured at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston, Massachusetts.
Mr. Hunt has been teaching privately since 1994, has been an Artist in Residence Instructor in the Harvard Public Schools since 2002, and has been The Bromfield School Choral Accompanist since 2011. In addition to being a music educator and performer, Mr. Hunt is an avid cyclist and skier.