THE ARTS AT TAKOMA ACADEMY
Whether students are interested in mastering three-part harmony, playing an instrument, acting, or designing clothes, Takoma Academy offers a wide array of artistic outlets. Among these are theater productions, music groups, vocal and instrumental lessons, and visual art classes.
Music at Takoma Academy is integral to the broader life of the school. The vocal music program serves both to stimulate and develop artistry among student singers and to bring the experience of a variety of music styles to the school community. Takoma Academy offers a robust music department that includes the TA Chorale & Camerata. The Takoma Academy Chorale, under the direction of Lulu Mupfumbu, is a vocal group that consists of 80 students ranging from grades 9-12. The chorale’s goal is to pursue excellence through training in music performance, literacy, technical skill, music history, multicultural music, general musicianship, and music in worship and ministry. The Takoma Academy Camerata is an elite singing group that consists of 35 students in grades 9-12 who perform several times a year for various functions in the community, state, and churches around us. Camerata’s goal is to pursue excellence through training in music performance, literacy, technical skill, music history, multicultural music, general musicianship, and music in worship and ministry. Learn more about the music department by clicking here.
The Visual Arts Program at Takoma Academy is designed to expose artists of all ability levels to the fundations of art and design. The Visual Arts Department seeks to help students find their strengths and to foster all students' creative and artistic instincts. Students are able to choose from 2 courses currently being offered: Mixed Media and Fashion Illustration.
The Drama class serves as a creative outlet for students interested in theatre and acting. During the year there will be small workshops covering acting, stage combat, improvisation, and more. Students will be participating in auditioning for parts. The Drama class will present skits and plays throughout the school year.