Posted November 15, 2012
Please join us on Friday, November 16 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, November 17 at 2 p.m. for the Fall 2012 Orchesis Dance Concert in Pittman auditorium. The concert promises energy-packed performances by Saint Mary's Orchesis Dance Theatre members and features new choreography from SMS Dance Faculty: Margot Martin, Kathryn Merino and Lisa Yount. It will also include an exciting new work from Hip Hop guest artist, LeBrandi Johnson, as well as a meaningful piece from Orchesis alumna, Taylor King '09. This event is free and open to the public. Donations of non-perishable food items will be collected at the door for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.
Posted October 26, 2012
Before the sun rose Saturday morning, the Saint Mary’s School Chorale was awake - packing dresses, pearls, music. Songs had been rehearsed to excellence. Everything necessary for a weekend away was planned, boxed, prepared and organized. The 2012 Independent Schools Chorale Festival was going to be perfect. Unfortunately, I woke up with severe laryngitis. How would I keep the students on task? How would we rehearse? How would I manage thirty-two girls among almost two hundred high school singers? However, as quickly as the apprehension set in, it disappeared. My experienced singers took over, delegating tasks, handing out music, checking to make sure that new students had what they needed for rehearsal, giving directions. I stepped back and let the girls take the lead.
Posted September 7, 2012
Arts have ever been a valued and celebrated part of the curriculum and life of Saint Mary’s School. Students and faculty alike, explore, create and express themselves through various artistic mediums. Saint Mary's Visual and Performing Arts Chair, Teresa Assenzo is no exception.
Posted May 3, 2012
Saint Mary's School Visual and Performing Art students were recognized for their achievements on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at the Celebration of the Arts award ceremony held in Pittman Auditorium. Several students were also honored for their recent accomplishments in local and regional competitions. The audience welcomed Theatre in the Park's Executive and Artistic Director Ira David Wood III to deliver the keynote speech for the occasion.
Posted April 19, 2012
On Wednesday, April 18, thirteen students were inducted into the Saint Mary's National Art Honor Society (NAHS). Several members of the community stopped by Kenan Library to view the inductees artwork and celebrate their accomplishment. NAHS was established by the National Art Education Association in 1978 to promote standards of excellence in visual arts education.