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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Upcoming Events

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  • Eighth Grader Sings Her Way to Radio City Music Hall

    The world-famous Radio City Rockettes will have quite the accompaniment this year, as Alisa Beck ’23 joins a chorus that will perform at the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular on Saturday, December 8.
  • Museum Paints a Humorous Picture of the Art World

    Absurdist humor took center stage during last weekend’s performances of Museum. 
  • Dobbs 16 Performs at Reception in NYC

    Dobbs 16 took the stage for the first time this school year on Wednesday, October 10 at a reception in New York City, performing in front of an enthusiastic audience of alumnae/i, parents, faculty, staff, administrators and trustees. 
  • Masters Students Bring Humor to the Art World

    Masters community: Get ready to laugh as Upper School students bring Museum to the stage.
  • Preludes Host Annual Workshop

    On Saturday, September 29, Preludes, the Middle School musical theater troupe, took part in their annual weekend pajama workshop and potluck lunch party. 
  • Private Lessons for 2018-2019

    Regular registration for private lessons is now closed. Further registrations received through Monday, September 24 will be considered as Late Registrations, and will be processed after all other lessons are scheduled. Online registration will close after September 24, and no more registrations will be accepted.

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