Tom Rush in Concert

Apple Tree Arts presents one of America’s greatest singer-songwriters Tom Rush in Concert Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m., at the Great Hall, One Grafton Common.

An acclaimed international folk artist, Tom Rush’s music has influenced generations of artists from the folk revival in the ‘60s to the renaissance of the ‘80s and ‘90s.

Tom Rush in Concert is the inaugural concert of the Grafton Performing Artist Series presented in the intimate venue of the Great Hall. Tickets cost $50 and go on sale at on Aug. 1 or may be purchased at Apple Tree Arts’ office.

Small Stones Festival of the Arts

Attention artists and photographers!

A new regional fine arts festival is happening November 9-11, as a collaboration between Apple Tree Arts, the Worcester County Camera Club, and the Blackstone Valley Art Association. 

The festival will include juried exhibitions of artwork, along with an accompanying music program, held at the Great Hall at Apple Tree Arts.

Submission deadline is September 10. See more details at the website:


Fall registration opens Aug 1

Registration for our Fall 2018 programs will open on Aug 1.

To our current private lesson students: if you want to keep your same lesson day/time as in the spring, you will need to register before August 1, 2018 to reserve that spot. Beginning August 1, all unclaimed lesson slots will be released to the public. If you wish to change your lesson day/time, you will need to wait until August 1 to do that.

Important: In an effort to simplify enrollment of private lessons, we will now be enrolling Private Lessons for the whole school year (Sept - June), rather than the semester.

Registration for fall theater programs and early childhood classes will take place on August 1 as well.

Summer programs - openings available!

Register today for any of our summer programs in music and theater! 

Summer Vocal Intensive - This class is a weeklong program designed to inspire, motivate, and nurture singers entering grades 7 through 12.

Private Lessons - call or email the office to schedule.

Mixed Age Move & Groove - for ages 1-4

Lights, Camera, Action! Musical Movie Medley - grades 3-7 Explore the world of musicals in the movies! After watching portions of popular movie musicals, we will create our own version of musical numbers and scenes.

Showstoppers - grades 3-7 Star in a showstopping music revue featuring pop, rock, hip hop and broadway music!


Share a Chair Fundraiser!

We are launching a Share a Chair Fundraiser! For only $250, families can sponsor a chair for the Great Hall. Each chair will be outfitted with a plaque honoring a person of your choice: a student, a parent, or in memory of a loved one. These chairs will be used for performances and events in the Great Hall for years to come!

Click here to order your chairs today!

New Registration Process!

Apple Tree Arts is excited to announce that we are now using Jackrabbit Music to manage our classes! This software will make things simpler and more streamlined on our end so we can better communicate with our families and students!

If you or a member of your family is currently enrolled in a class at Apple Tree Arts (summer or fall 2016), please check out your new Customer Portal. Please make sure your contact information is correct and kindly update it if not. Click here for Customer Portal.

If you or a member of your family is not currently enrolled in a class but plan to enroll in the future, please go to the Web Registration Form. Please enter your contact information and a Customer Portal page will be created for you. Click here for the Web Registration Form.

Through your new Customer Portal, you will be able to:
Enroll in classes (private lessons must still be scheduled through the office)
View student/class schedule
See payment history
Pay bills
Update your contact information

You will receive emails through Jackrabbit from Please enter this email into your contacts so these important messages are not filtered to Spam.

Enrollment for Grades 1-4 Theatre: How to Train Your Reindeer and Show Choir begins on November 1st. Enrollment for all other Winter/Spring Semester classes will be available on December 1st.

Please don't hesitate to call us at 508-839-4286 or email us at if you have any questions.

Thank you!
Apple Tree Arts' Staff

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Thank you for your help!

Our Capital Campaign

We need your help! Your donation will support the renovation of the second and third floors of the Grafton Town House to become a performance arts center, with a ‘Great Hall,’ classrooms, studios and office space.
The Grafton Town House restoration project is essential to the future of our mission to continue to enrich the community through the arts. The restoration will allow Apple Tree Arts to offer more classes in music and theatre arts, a variety of performances and community theatre productions for all ages.

We appreciate your donation or pledge to the capital campaign. You can do it in four easy ways:

• Mail a check to us at One Grafton Common, Grafton, MA 01519
• Call us at 508-839-4286 to use a credit card (Visa, Master Card, or American Express)
• Visit us at One Grafton Common
• Donate online using PayPal

Thank you!