The performing arts department contributes to the overall purpose and objectives of Germantown Academy by providing strong academic and extracurricular programs in music, drama and media arts.
The performing arts department provides a foundation in music to all students in Pre Kindergarten through 12th grade. Lower and Middle Schools have general music courses and choral as well as instrumental ensembles. In the Upper School, students are required to fulfill one credit in the arts. This may be realized in the performing arts or in the visual arts. In the performing arts students may choose from a variety of music ensembles, music theory, drama electives, courses in film and video, MIDI and recording arts. Extracurricular activities are offered in all three disciplines.
We provide a curriculum that promotes curiosity, reasoning and questioning, imagination and aesthetics, an understanding of oneself and others, clear communication, broad application of knowledge and satisfaction in learning. Our faculty models high standards of performance along with a spirit of kindness and cooperation. We help students find a place to “fit in” while working to increase their sense of self-worth, recognizing and supporting the unique talents of each individual. We prepare students to continue in the performing arts in college and beyond, whether as a vocation or an avocation.