Performing Arts at Summit
Upper School students study and perform a variety of musical genres spanning centuries in a variety of languages. Performances include: throughout the year in the community, Winter and Spring concerts, Music in the Parks festival, Socrates Café, and basketball games.
At the Grammar School, students attend art class once a week where they begin their understanding of the principles of design and elements of art using water colors, pastels, charcoal, oil pastels, and pen and ink techniques.
At the Upper School, seventh and eighth graders participate in a Beginning Art class for a semester where they focus on the principles of design and elements of art using a variety of medium. For example, acrylics, water color, ink, charcoal, pastels, oil pastels, pencils, colored pencils. Ninth through twelfth graders have an opportunity to pursue advanced art techniques in classes that specifically focus on painting, drawing, or another medium that the student and art teacher agree upon. They refine previously learned art techniques.
During the spring of every year, all students in art classes participate in the annual Art Festival. Students submit two works for judging. Ribbons are awarded in several categories.
During a student’s seventh or eighth grade year, they will take a semester theater arts course focusing on full length and one act plays from various authors, genres, and time periods. Students have opportunities to participate as Tech and Stage crew, in stage design, and directing. At the end of the semester the class presents a Dessert Theater production.
Auditions for the spring production begin in November of the school year. Students in grades 9-12 may audition. When necessary, students received specialized coaching. For example, when they produced Robin Hood, the students learned how to sword fight so they did not get hurt while making it look authentic.
Previous Performances Include:
Cheaper by the Dozen
A Midsummer Night's Dream
West of the Pecos
The worship team leads worship at the weekly chapel meetings. More information is coming soon!