The mission of the Performing Arts Department at SMCHS is to offer the highest quality performing arts education by engaging students in creative, thought-provoking and artistic aspects of each discipline regardless of ability or 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.
AUDITIONS for Performing Arts 2023-2024 School Year
Thank you so much for your interest in Performing Arts. Most of our entry level classes do not require an audition. Please see each discipline for details regarding auditions/placement in advanced classes.
Theatre classes are offered after school as part of the Talon Academy of Performing Arts (TAPA). There are three tracks: Acting, Triple Threat Musical Theatre, and Technical Theatre and Design. Please refer to the TAPA requirements. Auditions for the 2023-24 Talon Theatre season productions will be available on the Talon Theatre website.
The Eagle Dance Force Song and Dance teams will hold a workshop on March 14 from 3:30pm - 5:30 p.m. in the Dance Room (R313). The workshop is for intermediate and advanced dancers interested in trying out for either the song or dance teams. Please use following SimpleTix link to register.
Tryout Information Night for the EDF Song & Dance teams is April 4 at 5:30p.m. in the Science Lecture Hall.
EDF song audition clinics will be held on April 25 and April 26 form 3:30.- 5:30p.m. Auditions will be held on April 27 from 3:30-6 p.m. Applications will be posted on the song team webpage. The audition fee is $30.00. Applications and fee are due on or before April 21.
EDF dance team auditions are May 10 - 12 from 3:30- 5:30 p.m. in the dance room (R313) on the third floor of the Eagle Athletic Center. Applications will be posted on the dance team webpage. The audition fee is $30.00. Applications and fees are due on or before April 21 at 3 p.m.
Incoming freshmen interested in enrolling in the Triple-Threat Musical Theatre track of TAPA for 2023-24 are required to audition. Auditions will be held May 24, from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in the Talon Dome. For more information, or to sign up for an audition, please see the TAPA website at www.smhs.org/tapa.
What is NAHS? The National Honor Society (NAHS) is designed specifically for high school students in grades 9-12. In 1978, the National Art Educator Association began the National Art Honor Society program to inspire and recognize students who have shown an outstanding ability and interest in art. The NAHS strives to aid members in attaining the highest standards in art scholarship, character and service, and to bring art education to the attention of the school and community. At the end of your membership, seniors are recognized at graduation with honors cords. Please see requirements in the links below.
The Tri-M® Music Honor Society is a program of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), which focuses on creating future leaders in music education and music advocacy. Tri-M is the only music honor society for junior/middle school and high school students in the country and it recognizes students that have gone above and beyond both academically and musically.
Tri-M also provides students leadership opportunities to make a difference in their community through music-based service projects. Each year, student members contribute more than 750,000 service hours to their school and local communities and raise nearly $1 million for causes they care about.