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

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  • 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! 
  • Middle School Students Show Off Talents at Fall Show

    Poets, musicians and dancers took the stage in the Claudia Boettcher Theatre to showcase their creative skills at the annual Middle School Fall Talent Show on Friday, November 22.
  • Dance Company Visualizes Music Through Dance

    Students in Dance Company explored the unique relationship between dance and music during their fall concert, which took place on Friday, November 15, and Saturday, November 16, in the Claudia Boettcher Theatre.
  • Preludes Wows at Fall Concert

    The Middle School’s musical theater troupe, Preludes, brought down the house during its two packed performances on Friday, November 15.

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