Arts

Students Looking at Art

St. Andrew's-Sewanee has long enjoyed a strong reputation for its arts programs. All Upper School students must complete an arts course for graduation. Classes are demanding in scope and expectation. In addition to scheduled courses, students are able to pursue instrumental, vocal, and dance studies through private lessons. Students also may audition for the Sewanee Symphony Orchestra, the Sewanee Jazz Ensemble, and Perpetual Motion dance productions at the University of the South. 

All courses listed below are one semester courses and may be taken repeatedly for credit. In addition to these offerings, students may take private voice, instrumental and/or dance lessons for an additional fee. They may also participate in SAS, community, and University performances in theatre, orchestra and dance.

In addition to these academic day courses, in 2019-2020 we will be offering Art History and Afternoon Programs in Theater, Tech Theater, and Portrait Painting.

Arts Courses

Facilities

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, Special Studies, IDE8, Service Coordinator, Photography
Degrees: B.A., The University of the South
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J.R. Ankney

J.R. Ankney

Titles: Music Teacher, Musical Director, Chapel Music Director, House Parent (Warner/St. Mary's)
Degrees: B.M.Ed., Berklee College of Music
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Phone Numbers:
School: 931.598.5651 ext. 3209
Burki Gladstone

Burki Gladstone

Titles: Visual Arts, Afternoon Program Coordinator, Mind*Body*Exercise, House Parent (Colmore), Art Gallery & Visiting Artist Coordinator
Degrees: B.A., Denison University
M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School
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Osei Hill

Osei Hill

Class of 2007
Titles: Visual Arts, House Parent (Warner/St. Mary's), Varsity Girls' Basketball (Head), Track and Field, House Program Leader (Christabel), Tech 6
Degrees: B.Arch., Tuskegee University
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Julie Jones

Julie Jones

Titles: Librarian, Visual Arts
Degrees: B.A., Indiana University
M.A., University of Iowa
M.F.A., University of Iowa
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Phone Numbers:
School: 931.598.5651 ext. 3143
Chelsea Padro

Chelsea Padro

Titles: Theater, Filmmaking, McCrory Hall Coordinator, Creative Expression, House Parent (Woods)
Degrees: B.A., Theatre Arts, Nazareth College of Rochester
M.A., Theatre Education, The Catholic University of America
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Kinion Pond

Kinion Pond

Titles: Humanities 8, English, 8th Grade Class Coordinator, Yearbook & Lit Mag, Art History
Degrees: B.A., Sewanee: The University of the South
M.A., Bowling Green State University
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Phone Numbers:
School: 931.598.5651 ext. 1017

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