The Performing Arts Department cultivates the personal and artistic development of each student by incorporating tools, techniques and perspectives that enrich a traditional curriculum and integrate new methods and technologies.
Building confidence through practice and performance are among the practical benefits of involvement in the performing arts. Through auditions, rehearsals and performances, students gain self-confidence and develop authenticity. With encouragement, students become courageous in their work, take chances with risky ideas, discuss their work in class, and perform for an audience. They discover that their peers and the audience are necessary participants in the give and take of improvisation, and that through performance, they can inform an audience and open dialogues about an array of topics and emotions.