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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  • The Show Will Go On: A Virtual Fall Play

    How to be or not to be was what prompted theater teacher Meg O'Connor to get creative with her upper school students this semester. “Since we were faced with the challenge of working remotely and for no more than two hours per week, I thought it would be the right season to introduce mask work,” said O’Connor.
  • Jazz Band Covers “Blue” Album

    This spring, Jazz Band found an innovative way to make music together while apart.
  • Fifth Grade Presents Delightful Puppet Opera

    The fifth grade’s yearlong interdisciplinary study of ancient Egypt and opera culminated in an impressive puppet opera — performed via prerecorded video — on Monday, June 1.
  • Musical Revue Hits a High Note

    A cast of 17 upper school students delighted the audience with a musical journey on Friday, January 31, and Saturday, February 1, during the second annual Upper School Musical Revue.
  • NYSSMA Spring Solo Adjudications Information

    New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Spring Solo Adjudications are coming! 

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