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 every facet of performing arts. 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 through nurturing purposeful, 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 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 persevere through setbacks; to push our boundaries by engaging in positive risk-taking; to create safe spaces and new worlds; to believe in our success and potential.

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  • to Do

    to develop personal meaning and character through performing arts experiences; to find and experience joy; to cultivate versatility.

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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 interrogate norms and systems with justice centralized; to elevate each other and the community through both artistic inquiry and celebration.

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  • Discover

    the Performing Arts

Upcoming Events

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  • Private Lessons Registration Opens

    Information on private lessons registration can be found at
  • Private Lessons Begin

    Private music lessons begin this week.
  • MS & US Prism Concert

    Performance by all middle and upper school classical instrumental ensembles. Performer call time = 3:45pm.
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  • MS & US Choral Concert

    Performance by all middle and upper school choral ensembles. Performer call time = 6pm.
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  • Alumna Inspires the Next Generation of Music Students

    Her musical interest began with piano lessons at age 5, but Randi Gronningsater Stroh ’67 says she found her true calling right here at Masters.
  • Bringing the Bard’s Work to Life

    With the School’s spring production of “Romeo and Juliet” set to debut tonight, upper school English teacher Michaela Pembroke realized the timing was fortuitous: Her ninth grade students are currently studying the beloved Shakespearean tragedy.
  • Dance Students Continue Storytelling Journey

    The Masters Dance Company spring concert narrative of “Journeys, Stories, and Fables” unfolded through a blend of poetic modern, contemporary and hip-hop moves.
  • Students Recognized for Their Work in the Arts and Journalism

    From memoir writing and poetry to photography and painting, upper school students are being recognized in regional and national academic and artistic competitions for their hard work and creativity.
  • Great Gig to Celebrate the Great David Bowie 

    One of rock legend David Bowie’s greatest works, “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars” will take center stage this weekend at the annual Great Gig in the Sky music showcase.