Drama & Vocal Music

Academic Courses

Lower School Music

Preschool through fifth grade students attend weekly music classes which focus on spiritual principles, scripture memorization, and Biblical stories through the fundamentals of music.  Students participate in all aspects of music both in class and through performances such as Fine Arts Night, the lower school musical, and co-curricular activities.

Contact
For more information about Lower School Music, please contact Larry Boling at lboling@princeave.org

Middle School Girls’ Chorus

The Middle School Girls’ Chorus is a non-auditioned chorus that is open to all girls in grades 6-8.  Through the study of vocal technique, music theory and history, and a variety of choral literature, students will discover the joy of singing as an ensemble.  Singers participate in school concerts, community events and service projects, as well as local, state, and district choral opportunities.

Middle School Performing Arts

Middle School Performing Arts is a combination class of music, drama and choreography to introduce and prepare students for musical theatre.  Students perform in school concerts and present a musical in the spring.  Students may participate in school productions and district or state choral events.

Middle School Drama

Middle School Drama classes are designed to give students an understanding of the basics of drama—character development, stage movement, pantomime, improvisation, and storytelling.  Students have the opportunity to participate in school events as well as school, church, and community productions.

High School Performing Arts

The High School Performing Arts Class is a combination of choral music and drama.  Students study vocal technique, music history, theory, and culture through the singing of a variety of choral literature in solo, small, and large ensemble settings. Students continue to build on the fundamental skills of acting through interpretation, scene development, improvisation, and characterization.  Students perform in school concerts, and may participate in school productions, local, district and state choral and drama events, and trips to locations such as Disney World and New York City.

High School Honors Performing Arts

Honors Performing Arts is offered to 10th - 12th grade students who excel in the pre-requisites of drama and music and obtain teacher recommendation.  Honors level students must participate in school productions by serving as a cast member or part of the production crew.

Technical Theatre

​The overall goal of this course is to allow students to develop an understanding of technical aspects of theatre production.  Students will work with elements of stage design, scenic design, sound engineering, video production, lighting design, and costume design.  Students will also explore the development of theatrical design and technique throughout history.  

Co-curricular Opportunities

Little Prince Players

Little Prince Players is the elementary drama club which is offered on Thursdays after school for 4th and 5th grade students.  During the fall, students are introduced to the fundamentals of drama while preparing for the drama portion of the elementary musical.  In the spring session, participants continue to develop their music and drama skills through rehearsals for the Little Prince Players spring production.  This is a fee-based auxiliary program. 

ACSI Choral Festival

Large and small choral ensembles may participate in the yearly ACSI Choral Festival.  Ensembles prepare music in advance and perform for a panel of adjudicators.  The event concludes with a concert of performances by the winning ensembles.

Fall and Spring Productions

Each year the fine arts department presents a high school only production in the fall which is entered in the Georgia High School Association One-Act Competition.  The high school spring production is usually a Broadway musical.

Georgia Music Educators Honors Chorus

Students who receive teacher nomination may participate in district and/or state GMEA choral events.  Students prepare music in advance, rehearse with students throughout the district or state, and present a concert the weekend of the event.

Literary Meet

Students may participate in the Georgia High School Association’s Literary Meet which occurs in the late winter.  Available opportunities are Girls’ Trio, Boys’ Quartet, Girls’ Solo, Boys’ Solo, and Dramatic Interpretation. Students prepare music and interpretations in advance, and then perform for a panel of adjudicators.  Winners at the region level attend the state meet in Warner Robbins.

Tri-M Music Honors Society

The Tri-M Music Honors Society award high school juniors and seniors for their musical and academic achievements and service and provides students with inspiration and leadership opportunities.  

http://www.nafme.org/programs/tri-m-music-honor-society/

International Thespian Society

The International Thespian Society celebrates the achievements of high school students who have excelled in the theater arts. The PACS Thespian Troupe provides leadership and service opportunities in the dramatic arts and in the community.

https://www.schooltheatre.org/internationalthespiansociety

Workshops and Seminars

Workshops and seminars are offered throughout the school year and the summer for music, drama, and performing arts students.  Please consult the fine arts calendar or Summer at Prince link for more information.

Private Lessons

Private instruction in drama and voice is offered to students.  For more information, please contact the following instructors:

Drama-Joseph Strickland, jstrickland@princeave.org

Voice-Sharon Carter, scarter@princeave.org

Contact

More information about choral or drama classes or activities, please contact LaMurl Morris at lmorris@princeave.org or Joseph Strickland at jstrickland@princeave.org.

For information about Little Prince Players, please contact Sharon Carter at scarter@princeave.org.