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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  • Discover

    the Performing Arts


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  • Community Voices Unite Through Song

    One big family. To this day, that’s how alumnus Sam Appiah ’12 sees the Masters community. 
  • Middle School Musical Workshop Takes Center Stage

    “Can’t you feel a brand new day?” For the talented middle schoolers performing the uplifting number from “The Wiz” last month, the answer was a resounding “Yes!”
  • Masters Students Master How to Mix

    From jazz to rock to metal, students taking Studio Production classes are learning to make their favorite music sound sonically superior. 
  • Middle Schoolers Rock On

    Weekly student jam sessions may look different these days but nothing has changed about the joy and passion behind them.
  • Chamber Trio Performs App-ealing Music 

    Chamber music students — Andrew Chang ’22 on violin, Ryan Guan ’23 on contrabass, and Sarah Wu ’22 on flute — were featured in the recent product upgrade launch for the Upbeat music app.

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