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.

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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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  • Eighth Grade Showcases Curricula at Arts Expo

    The eighth grade’s yearlong exploration of American identity and study of American rock music culminated in a rousing Arts Expo on Wednesday, May 15, in Doc Wilson Hall. 
  • Spring Shorts Brings the Laughs

    Upper School students took the stage in the Experimental Theater for the annual Spring Shorts performance on Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4.
  • Great Gig Rocks Houses of the Holy

    Led Zeppelin may have had its heyday in the 1970s, but its music was back in the spotlight during Great Gig in the Sky’s performance of the British rock band’s album Houses of the Holy on Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27.
  • Join Us for Instrumental Prism Concert


    On Thursday, April 11 at 6:30 PM, the Department of Performing Arts will present its 2019 Prism Concert, subtitled "Transitions," in Estherwood.
  • Students Showcase Musical Skills During Winter Evening of Jazz

    The audience at the Winter Evening of Jazz concert, which took place on Thursday, February 28, in the Fonseca Center’s Morris Recital Hall, was treated to both modern and classic jazz tunes performed by Upper School musicians. 
  • Upper School Presents Powerful Rendition of Fiddler on the Roof

    The crowd in the Claudia Boettcher Theatre leaped to its feet at the conclusion of the Upper School’s moving performance of Fiddler on the Roof to offer a standing ovation.

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