News From Masters
The newly minted Department of Performing Arts (DoPA) 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.
DoPA is housed in the former Glee Club room, now known as the DoPA Den, and chaired by Jennifer Carnevale. This collaborative body of faculty and artists creates a stronger unified voice for the performing arts at Masters and allows for more artistic interdisciplinary interaction, consistency and representation.
It is an exciting time for the performing arts at the school. New courses, such as Music in Film, Musical Theater, and Vox, which is a non-performing based intro to voice study, have been introduced, and we are enjoying the school’s continued financial investment in performing arts programs. For example, individual microphones have been purchased for each member of our a cappella group, Dobbs 16, allowing for amplified sound which is the new reality in the field of a cappella. This investment makes our ensemble much more prepared for the competition season. The department is also hoping to add more courses and develop a stronger dance and drama presence in the Middle School now that the departments have merged.
Alumnae/i are always welcome to come back for campus performances. Click here to see the calendar of performances and learn more about DoPA.
Check out our next edition of The Bulletin to learn more about the arts at Masters.
Save the Date
DoPA will present a music and performance festival throughout the Fonseca Center on Friday, May 25, 2018, starting at 1:00 PM. All of the student-run performance groups on campus will be participating. More details to follow.