Arts

Photography students with teacher at Res

Music

Middle School music classes introduce students to sight singing, rhythms, vocal production, ensemble performance, music theory, and history. Students learn key signatures, time signatures, and an in depth musical vocabulary. Emphasis is placed on exposing the student to a variety of music and encouraging an appreciation of all styles of music. 

Theatre Arts

Middle School theatre introduces students to the exciting world of the stage. By using improvisation, collaboration, theatre games, and other fun activities, students learn to perform and to support others while they are performing. 

Visual Arts

Learning self-expression through the visual arts is an important part of the curriculum at SAS. The middle school art courses allow students to experiment with a variety of media including drawing, painting, printing, photography, digital design, architecture, sculpture, and clay. 

Middle School Music Courses

Middle School Theater Arts Courses

Middle School Visual Arts Courses

Facilities

Numbers indicate location on the Campus Map.

Recording Studio (14)

Our recording studio is located in McCrory Hall for the Performing Arts and is used in conjunction with our Songwriting, Music Production, and Recording courses and Afternoon Program.

Theater with students moving

Built in 1929 as a gymnasium, the building was transformed in 1981 to provide a spacious classroom and rehearsal studio.

Student working at pottery wheel

Located in the Simmonds Building, our art facilities include three studios.

Arts Faculty

Rachel Malde

Rachel Malde

Titles: Middle School Coordinator, Arts Department Chair, Photography, IDE8, Service Coordinator, Art Gallery and Visiting Artist Co-Coordinator
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J.R. Ankney

J.R. Ankney

Titles: Music & Music Production, Musical Director, Chapel Music Director, Music Lessons Coordinator
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Kinion Asmus

Kinion Asmus

Titles: Humanities, Art History, 8th Grade Class Coordinator, Textile Arts, Adventure Cycling, Literary Magazine
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Elizabeth Bowie

Elizabeth Bowie

Titles: Visual Arts, Language Introduction, Lead House Parent (Warner), Mind*Body*Exercise, Art Gallery and Visiting Artist Coordinator
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Chelsea Padro

Chelsea Padro

Titles: Theater, Filmmaking, McCrory Hall Coordinator, Creative Expression, Residential Faculty, AOC (Tuesday), 11th Grade Level Program Lead, Weekend Activities Coordinator
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Arts & Public Events

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SAS Gallery and Art Studio
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SAS Gallery and Art Studio