An independent day school serving grades K-12 | St. Paul, MN

Arts

The arts are an important piece of day-to-day life in the Middle School. Music, theater, and the studio arts are woven into both the curriculum and co-curricular life. 

Music

Every Middle School student takes a music class every day in the ensemble of their choosing (band, orchestra, or choir) and all students perform in two concerts each year. Private music lessons are also available through the school, with instructors who specialize in teaching students of this age.

Studio Arts

The Grade 6 studio art course covers various media and techniques; Grade 7 studio art courses introduce two-dimensional art techniques and three-dimensional ceramics. In Grade 8, students may opt to take elective courses in two- and three-dimensional art.

Theater

The required Grade 6 drama class prepares students for later electives in Grade 8, including acting, production and performance, and scriptwriting. The Middle School's three yearly theatrical productions are popular co-curricular activities, and auditions are open to all students.

2019-20 Middle School Performance and Arts Calendar

Fall Play: "The Magic Flute: Reimagined"

2019 Fall Play

"The Magic Flute: Reimagined"
Friday, October 25, 2019, 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 26, 2019, 4 p.m.
Huss Center for the Performing Arts (Google map)

View photos from the "Magic Flute"

Winter Instrumental Concert

2019 Winter Instrumental Concert

Featuring the MS Orchestras and Bands
Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Huss Center for the Performing Arts (Google map)

All performances are free of charge and open to the public.

Winter Choral Concert

2019 Winter Choral Concert

Featuring the MS Choirs
Thursday, December 19, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Huss Center for the Performing Arts (Google map)

All performances are free of charge and open to the public.

Winter Student Art Exhibit (Grades 6-12)

Winter Student Art Exhibit

Exhibit: January 10 - February 7, 2020
Opening Reception: Friday, January 10, 3-4:30 p.m.
Harry M. Drake Gallery (Randolph Campus)

The Winter Student Art Exhibit features the work of all students in Grades 6-12 who took art in the fall/winter.

Winter Musical: "Dear Edwina"

2019 Winter Musical

"Dear Edwina"
March 6 & 7, 2020, 7 p.m.
March 8, 2020, 2 p.m.
Huss Center for the Performing Arts (Google map)

All performances are free of charge and open to the public.

Middle/Upper School Jazz Concert

2019 Middle/Upper School Jazz Concert

Featuring the Middle and Upper School jazz bands
Saturday, April 18, 2020, 7 p.m.
Huss Center for the Performing Arts (Google map)

All performances are free of charge and open to the public.

Student Showcase

2019 Student Showcase

May 21, 2020, 6:30 p.m.
Huss Center for the Performing Arts (Google map)

All performances are free of charge and open to the public.

Spring Instrumental Concert

2019 Spring Instrumental Concert

Featuring the MS Orchestras and Bands
Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 6:30 p.m.
Huss Center for the Performing Arts (Google map)

All performances are free of charge and open to the public.

Spring Choral Concert

2019 Spring Choral Concert

Featuring the MS Choirs
Thursday, May 28, 2020, 6:30 p.m.
Huss Center for the Performing Arts (Google map)

All performances are free of charge and open to the public.

2019-20 All-School Arts Calendar

Middle School studio art class.