In 1984, Sunday in the Park with George opened on Broadway. The protagonist of the musical is the artist George Seurat. One of the songs, written by Stephen Sondheim, accurately describes the creative process of art.
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
The Smedes Parlor Concert series presents "A Journey to Peace: Spirituals in Concert" featuring lyric coloratura soprano Marlissa Hudson. An international touring and recording artist, Ms. Hudson presents this special concert in honor of Black History Month on Tuesday, February 28 at 8 p.m. She is joined by David Heid, piano faculty from Duke University. Ms. Hudson's performance was voted one of Washington D.C.'s top five in 2014. Free admission!
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.