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TAPA and Intro to TAPA registration is due August 25. Courses run from August-May. The conservatory is open to all students in the community including SMCHS students, homeschool, public school and other private school students. 

TAPA

Talon Academy of Performing Arts

Supportive and enriching, with a focus on building students’ artistic skills as well as their confidence, TAPA offers an inclusive, collaborative environment for students to grow as artists and as young people finding their creative voice in the world. TAPA is an afterschool conservatory at Santa Margarita Catholic High School that provides one of the foremost training programs for aspiring performing artists. 

To register for the Introduction to Talon Academy of Performing Arts: 
Grade: 6-8

Download the registRATION form here

2022-2023 Course information

Download the TAPA SCOPE and SEQUENCE Document

TAPA Classes meet Thursdays and Fridays from 2:40 p.m. - 6:25 p.m. (except when SMCHS has minimum days)

Triple Threat Musical Theatre Track

Grades: 9-12

The theatre conservatory program in the Talon Academy of Arts offers high school students of all levels from the newest beginner to the most advanced opportunities to explore their creative potential in theatre arts within a nurturing yet disciplined environment. The program is designed as a sequential four-year training program in theatre arts with core classes and electives. Students may specialize in an Acting, Triple Threat Musical Theatre or a Technical Theatre/Design track.

 

Acting Track

Grades: 9-12

 

Technical Theatre And Design Track

Grades: 9-12

The Design and Production Conservatory offers students of all levels from beginners to advanced learners opportunities to explore their creative potential in Technical Design and Production within a nurturing yet disciplined environment. The Conservatory is designed as a sequential four-year training program in technical theatre with core classes and electives. In year 3 students may choose an area of specialization.

Vocal Music

Vocal Music Curriculum Overview – 
Grades: 9 - 12

The Vocal Music Conservatory is designed as a college preparatory program focused on vocal arts. The vocal music conservatory program in the Talon Academy of Arts offers all levels of study and is available to all students regardless of ability or proficiency. Our comprehensive program allows our students to explore their creativity, celebrate music, grow in faith, and share their talents with the community. Modeled after well-established national collegiate vocal-arts programs, the classical voice conservatory curriculum is balanced between performance-focused classes and academic music courses. Students also benefit from the knowledge, experience, and high level of education of our faculty.

Master Classes

In addition to the wide variety of music courses and performances, students are also exposed to the professional world of music through ongoing master classes, guest lecturers, field trips, and collaborations with various professional ensembles and performers.

 

 

World and Commercial Music

Instrumental Music Curriculum Overview – 
Grades: 9 - 12

The Instrumental Music Conservatory is designed as a college preparatory program focused on students who wish to study a musical instrument. The instrumental music conservatory program in the Talon Academy of Arts offers all levels of study and is available to all students regardless of ability or proficiency. Our comprehensive program allows our students to explore their creativity, celebrate music, grow in faith, and share their talents with the community. Students also benefit from the knowledge, experience, and high level of education of our faculty.

Master Classes
In addition to the wide variety of music courses and performances, students are also exposed to the professional world of music through ongoing master classes, guest lecturers, field trips, and collaborations with various professional ensembles and performers

 

 

Introduction to Talon Academy of Performing Arts

Intro to TAPA classes are on Fridays from 2:40-6:25 p.m. 
Grades: 6-8

It is with great pleasure that I announce that due to popular demand, we have created the Introduction to TAPA program for grades 6-8.  Intro to TAPA classes will be offered on Friday afternoons, and will be focused on enrichment for Acting and Musical Theatre students.  In addition to regular in-person classes, students will get performance opportunities and master classes with other TAPA students from upper grades.  The Intro to TAPA program is modeled after our highly successful TAPA Summer Theatre Conservatory, and will provide top-notch instruction in acting, singing, and movement.  Intro to TAPA is enrichment-only based, and will not receive Fine Arts credit through SMCHS.  Our first Intro to TAPA class will meet Friday, August 26.