Upper School Fine & Performing Arts
Welcome to Fine & Performing Arts at the MKA Upper School - We hope that you will attend some of our upcoming events this year.
Courses in the performing arts offer the opportunity to perform in various community and school events several times a year. Students have the opportunity to audition for a variety of after-school, extra-curricular performing arts ensembles such as Jazz Band, Remix A Cappella, an annual fall comedy, a winter musical, and a spring drama production. All of these organizations and productions involve many students across all grade levels and have received many awards and nominations in the arts both in state, nationally and internationally.
At the Upper School, students continue to pursue their interest in the fine arts as they select from a wide variety of elective courses. The disciplines within the fine arts teach students to develop, express, and evaluate ideas; think critically and imaginatively in problem solving; produce and interpret images and creative work; understand the artistic achievements of others; and develop self-discipline and focus. Fine arts offerings allow students to experiment with the fundamentals of art and studio art as well as to explore three levels of sculpture and photography courses, including traditional and digital. Students interested in developing their skills and their portfolios to pursue art in college are encouraged to take Studio Art Honors, and/or Advanced Placement Studio Art. Students often exhibit their works in the halls at the Upper School and invite a wider audience to their gallery openings.
The MKA Office of Alumni Engagement is excited to unveil the renovated Alumni in the Arts Alcove at the Upper School! The Alcove highlights the amazing creative work being done all over the world by MKA alumni.