In line with our desire to educate the whole student, the Fine Arts Program primarily consists of opportunities in music and art. The following will give you insight into our commitment to the arts here at Meadowbrook Christian School.
Elementary: Students in grades 1-5 participate in music class once per week. Focus on basic skills of rythym, pitch, tempo, dynamics, and expression are covered. Students also learn to appreciate music through singing, memorizing, and performing a variety of styles of music. Elementary students participate in two concerts annually, at Christmas and in the spring. There are also opportunity for private voice and instrumental lessons (nominal fee), as well as involvement in our annual spring musical (auditions may be required).
Middle School: Students in middle school grades 6-8 have opportunity to be involved in our combined choir. This choir meets separately but performs in combination with our high school choir for the Christmas and spring concerts. Private voice and instrumental lessons continue to be available. Acting and singing roles are available in our annual spring musical. In addition, interested students can participate in a worship class that meets weekly. The class provides students with experience and training in setting up a worship service, learn songs, and lead their peers in worship during our weekly chapel service.
High School: Students in high school grades 9-12 have a variety of opportunities available. Included are participation in combined choir which meets separately but performs in combination with our middle school choir, as well as continued private voice and instrumental lessons. Deeper involvement in the spring musical may include acting, singing, set design, costume design, and stage crew. Musicals such as Fiddler on the Roof, Annie, Willy Wonka, The Wizard of Oz, Seussical, and Cinderella have been performed in the past. Worship class meets weekly and provides students with experience and training in setting up a worship service, learn songs, and lead their peers during our weekly chapel. Students excelling and passionate about music can participate in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) on the district, region, and state level.
Elementary: Students in grades 1-5 participate in art class once per week. A wide array of projects and a variety of media are introduced. Students learn the elements of art and principles of design in order to build a creative foundation.
Middle School: Students in grades 6-8 may elect to take art. Students explore art concepts and techniques that build on those developed in elementary. A wide array of projects are offered to enhance artistic skill, encourage appreciation for art genres and to inspire creativity. Fine arts festivals provide an avenue for students to enter their work competitively each spring.
High School: Students in high school grades 9-12 may elect to take art. Here, aesthetics, art criticism, art appreciation, and art history are interwoven into the creative artwork and projects. The Fine Arts Festival in the spring provides students with the opportunity to have their artwork critiqued by a panel of professional judges and affords them a chance for personal art exposure. Meadowbrook Christian School has had student artwork chosen for the ACSI international calendar.
SUMMER FINE ARTS:
Upon availability of personnel and student interest, Meadowbrook Christian School has provided camp experiences in the summer for the arts. The music camp has included instruction in voice, performance, and stage presence. Each student participating in the camp is then given the opportunity to perform live at the Well Coffeehouse here on campus at the conclusion of the camp!