Saint Mary’s School invites you to explore and develop your creative talents in music, dance, theatre and the visual arts.

Whether you’re bound for art school or just like to doodle, want to become a professional singer or just enjoy singing in the shower, hope to dance on Broadway or just turn a move at the prom, you’ll find classes that challenge and teachers who inspire.

Artistic pursuits may be motivated by curiosity, passion or an already developed discipline. No matter what your talent and goals, dedicated Saint Mary's teachers accommodate your level of skill and ambition and help you move forward.

Whether you are an artist, an actor, a dancer or a musician, visual and performing arts instructors strive to

  • Build your self-confidence by grounding you in your chosen discipline
  • Empower you to grow into a thoughtful, expressive adult
  • Teach you the appropriate level of skill to a degree that pride in creative outcome is a given
  • Motivate you and teach to your individual goals and learning style
  • Instill in you a fundamental appreciation of our rich cultural arts heritage
  • Encourage you to preserve and support the arts in your own community
Smedes Parlor Concert Series

The Smedes Parlor Concert Series presents Flute and Harp Music Inspired by Literature with North Carolina Symphony players Mary Boone, flute and Vonda Darr, harp, on Tuesday, January 31, at 8 p.m. in the Smedes-Emory Parlor on Saint Mary's campus. This event is free and open to the public.

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Zoe Haynes '17, President Orchesis Dance Theatre

Every Saint Mary's girl is familiar with the feeling of hard work paying off. I was fortunate enough to experience this again this past Friday and Saturday, when I stood on stage with Orchesis Dance Theater at the end of our fall concert. I can quickly recall the deep feeling of satisfaction and unmistakable gratification as our work was appreciated by those in our community.

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Arts Calendar

The video above highlights the many facets of the performing and visual arts at Saint Mary’s. Musical accompaniment provided by Saint Mary’s School Chorale in concert with Woodberry Forest School Chapel Choir and Consort.

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