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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. 

 

 

TAPA PROGRAM
grades 9 - 12
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. 

There are five TAPA tracks available. Please refer to full course description information below. 

Class Dates and Times
(Three days a week beginning Aug. 20, 2024):

Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 2:35-3:25 p.m.
Thursdays: 2:35-6:20 p.m. 

2024-2025 Course Information

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.

Incoming freshmen interested in enrolling in the Triple-Threat Musical Theatre track of TAPA for 2024-25 are required to audition. For more information, please see the TAPA website at www.smhs.org/tapa. To sign up for an audition, click here.

 

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 Performance

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.

 

 

Instrumental 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