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Santa Margarita Catholic High School

Performing Arts Department
MISSION STATEMENT
 
The Misson of the Performing Arts Department at SMCHS is to offer the Highest quality in Performing Arts education by engaging students in creative, thought-provoking, and artistic aspects of each discipline regardless of ability and experience.  Our comprehensive Performing Arts Program allows our students to explore their creativity, celebrate the arts, grow in faith, and share their talents with the community.
 
 
Our charge is to produce excellent performances thereby serving the ultimate goal of creating good citizens capable of understanding, appreciating, and advocating performing arts in society.
 
 
 
Being active in Performing Arts is about
 
* Joy
* Creative expression
* Working together in a supportive environment in order to accomplish something beyond our individual  abilities
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Performing Arts Courses Offered:
 
Vocal Music
Mr. Francisco Calvo, Performing Arts Department Chair, Choir and Handbells Teacher
 
Advanced Women's Choir
Chamber Choir Honors
Men's Choir
Concert Choir
 
Theatre Arts
Mrs. Amy Luskey-Barth, Director of Theatre Arts
Mr. Michael Ritchey, Technical Director
Ms. Tania Ayoub Theatre Teacher, Speech and Debate,Cappies Advisor, TAPA Comedy Sportz Instructor 
 
Theatre 1
Theatre 2
Theatre IB 1
Theatre IB 2
Musical Theatre
Theatre Arts Production
Fall Production
Spring Musical
 
 
 
 
Dance/Dance Team
Ms. Jill Schroeder, Director of Dance
 
Intermediate Dance
Dance Production
Advanced Dance
Beginning Dance
Dance Team
 
Steel Drums
Mr. Nick Kraus, Director of Percussion
 
Steel Drum/Percussion Ensemble
Steel Drum/Percussion Honors
Percussion Coach for Marching Band
 
Instrumental Music
Mr. Michael Whang, Director of Bands
 
Orchestra Honors
Wind Ensemble
String Orchestra
Classical Guitar
Marching Band
 
Handbells
Mr. Francisco Calvo, Performing Arts Department Chair, Choir and Handbells Teacher
Mr. Nick Kraus, Director of Percussion, Handbells Teacher
 
Advanced Handbells
Intermediate Handbells
Beginning Handbells
 
Advanced Placement / International Baccalaureate
Mr. Tom Smith, Assistant Principal, Student Services, IB Music Teacher
Mr. Nick Kraus, Director of Percussion, Handbells Teacher, AP Music Theory Teacher
 
Music Theory AP
IB Music Theory HL 1
IB Music Theory HL 2
IB Music Theory SL 1
IB Music Theory SL 2
 
 
Additional Courses offered:
 
 
Eagle Regiment/Color Guard
Mr. Michael Whang, Director of Bands
 
Theatre Tech Lab
Mr. Mike Ritchey, Technical Director, Performing Arts
 
 
 Please view the course catalog for complete descriptions.