The Department of Performing Arts at The Masters School encompasses Dance, Music and Theater studies and experiences.
The faculty are dedicated to facilitating student pathways to discover the thrill of performing. Across a variety of performance mediums and in a wide range of performance settings, from ensemble pieces to technical artists, the department features opportunities for students to try their hand at performance art. Further, the department offers opportunities for deep understanding of the various areas through courses that offer perspectives in production, theory and history.

Our Mission

With a philosophy and pedagogy deeply rooted in the belief that artistic expression is a fundamental fiber of being human, The Department of Performing Arts of The Masters School contributes to a community characterized by curiosity and empathy by nurturing adaptable, resilient and expressive artists.

We Gather...

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  • to Learn

    to engage with performing arts through active participation and meaningful collaboration; to explore the spectrum of our artistry; to take ownership of our personal learning as well as the collective growth of a collaborative group.

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  • to Strive

    to create safe spaces and new worlds; to cultivate versatility; to grow in proportion to our potential and in relationship to our starting points; to feel and express passion.


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  • to Dare

    to imagine a better tomorrow; to persevere through setbacks; to feel what it means to be human; to push our boundaries.



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  • to Do

    to create together in a variety of styles and settings; to develop personal meaning and character through performing arts experiences; to find and experience joy.



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  • to Be a Power for Good in the World

    to connect to self as well as to something larger; to serve our community through our art; to connect to what it means to be human universally; to elevate each other and the community through both artistic inquiry and celebration.

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Upcoming Events

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  • Fifth Grade Puppet Opera Premieres

    Colorful, majestic gods and goddesses took center stage as the fifth graders debuted their impressive and entertaining on-screen puppet opera, “How The Sphinx Lost Its Nose,” before a virtual audience of their families on Tuesday, June 8.
  • Prism Concert Is Music to Our Ears 

    Put your hands together for the launch of this year’s Prism Concert, featuring the Middle School Orchestra, the String Ensemble, and the Chamber Music class from the Upper School.
  • Fifth Grade Puppeteers Ready For Their Close-Up

    Feeling like Hollywood royalty, fifth graders walked the red carpet at the Claudia Boettcher Theatre for a special viewing of Julie Taymor’s Metropolitan Opera production of “The Magic Flute” on Wednesday, May 26. 
  • Movement With Meaning

    Students in Masters Dance Company (MDC) are sending powerful messages through movement.
  • Great Gig Coming to a Screen Near You

    Without skipping a beat, upper school music teacher Gilles Pugatch has promised a knockout Great Gig performance this year centered on the iconic Marvin Gaye classic soul album “What’s Going On.”

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