The Fine Arts Department offers so many opportunities for students, helping to develop skills and levels of excellence that will not only allow for them to shine in the arts but also in other facets of their life, now and in the future.
Creativity, self-expression, risk-taking — these are hallmarks of the visual arts, music, and drama. They’re keys to student growth, and that growth is on display in every Winter and Spring Student Art Show, Holiday and Spring Concert, Fall Play and Spring Musical, and every assembly. Student performers kick off an assembly every seven days at John Bapst; performances opportunities abound.The music and art teachers are professionals themselves, and as a result of their passion and the program’s richness, students go on to some of the top programs in the country: Oberlin, Berklee College of Music, the Art Institute of Chicago, Parsons, and many more.
The success of our program is also apparent in the numbers: 100 students in the Concert Band, 70 in the Chorale, 35 in the Chamber Ensemble, 25 in the Jazz Ensemble. On campus there are rock bands and country singers, classical violinists and pianists, and theater people who make the shows happen and make Drama one of the most popular classes on campus.
A world of opportunity and creativity is waiting for you!
|Melissa Burns – Director||AP Studio Art, Advanced Art, Painting, Basic Design, Beginning Drama, Advanced Drama, Drawing|
|Samantha Mahar – Chair||AP Art History, Drawing, Sculpture and Ceramics, Film History and Criticism, Basic Design, SAT Prep, Digital Drawing and Painting, Digital Photography|
|Al McIntyre -Director of Jazz and Choral||Jazz Band, Honors Chorale, Chorale, Music Theory, Contemporary Music Workshop|
|Julie Ewing||Chamber Ensemble, Concert Band, Intro to Band|