GENERAL MUSIC LITERACY
Basic music instruction is given to students in grades 1-6. These classes teach the basic elements of music in an atmosphere of participation. Private piano, brass, woodwind, and string lessons are also available on campus for students of any age.
Students gain music instruction in grade-specific choirs and bands. These performance groups also provide opportunities for students to publicly present the fruit of their musical studies in various school concerts and competitions (see below).
SPEECH & DRAMA
Formal speech and drama instruction with a performance emphasis is provided at different points of a student’s educational life. A biannual elementary play for Kindergarten through Second Grade introduces students to dramatic performance at an early age. Students also participate in a biannual high school play during either their junior or senior year in conjunction with a senior year speech course.
FESTIVALS & COMPETITIONS
Students participate in annual festivals (Third through Eighth Grades) and competitions (high school) provided by Christian Schools of Arizona. These events include individual as well as group performance in speech/drama and music. Students also have the opportunity to submit entries for non-performance fine arts.