Goals of Fine Arts Program

Visual art courses are designed to develop student awareness and communication skills, to encourage imaginative expression, and to promote a sense of accomplishment.

In the theatrical and dramatic arts, we observe the world around us and how art and life imitate each other. The students are trained in a Christian environment to utilize their God-given talents and maximize their dramatic and design potential.

Through the vocal and instrumental music program students will develop musical excellence, leadership skills, teamwork concepts, character, and creativity to be used in a lifetime of service to the Lord. Our priority is musical ministry coupled with superior performance. Students will have the opportunity to perform on campus as well as at local and regional churches, schools, and community functions.

Faculty

  • Mrs. Joy Johnson (Chairperson) – Concordia University Nebraska – B.S. Concordia University Nebraska – M.Ed., Notre Dame of Maryland University – M.A.
  • Mrs. Marcie Barth ‘82 – Towson University – B.S.
  • Mr. Joseph Meador – Concordia University Wisconsin – B.M.E.

Courses of Study

  • Visual Arts – Middle School, Fundamentals of Art, Art I, Art II, Advanced Studio Art I, II, III
  • Theatre Arts Program – Drama I and Drama II – Middle School, Introduction to Theatre, Acting I, Acting II, Play Production
  • Instrumental and Vocal Music Program – Concert Band* – both Middle and Upper School, Concert Choir* – both Middle and Upper School, Introduction to Guitar, Chamber Ensemble

* Concert Band and Choir are full-year courses.

Performances

Concordia Prep holds a Fine Arts Festival in the fall and spring. Art students display their artwork from the semester and the Upper and Middle School band and choirs perform.

The Theatre Department presents two productions each year:

  • Fall – An Upper School drama production. On Friday, October 29 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, October 30 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, October 31at 2:00 pm, the Concordia Prep Theatre Department presents The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time in the Black Box Theatre.
  • Spring – The Concordia Prep Theatre Department produces a musical with both Middle and Upper School students performing. Last spring the Theatre Department presented The Sound of Music. This spring the production will be Little Shop of Horrors.

Other Performances and Activities:

  • All Together Now: On November 12, 2021, Concordia Prep students will perform a collection of Broadway’s greatest numbers intended to be a fundraiser for theatre groups around the world to recover lost funds from COVID.
  • Trim The Tree: A musical open mic night for students to use their God-given gifts and abilities to ring in the Christmas season on Sunday, December 5. Our annual cookie walk and other Christmas activities will be available.
  • Christmas Concert: Christmas with Concordia on Friday, December 17 at 7:00 pm.
  • Variety Show: to be held in March 2022 – date TBA.
  • Broadway Trip: Middle and Upper School students in Drama and Art will be traveling to New York, visiting Broadway, and seeing Hamilton on March 23, 2021.
  • Music in the Parks: Middle School Band and Choir trip to Hershey Park to perform for judges, earn a rating, and spend some time enjoying Hershey Park – spring 2022.
  • Chapel Band: Each week students and Music Director Mr. Joseph Meador perform during Chapel – a time each week when the entire school assembles to worship together.