Student Life

Fine and Performing Arts

Fine Arts

The Creative Arts Department at Mount Saint Mary Academy provides students with a multitude of opportunities to create new and imaginative pieces and to showcase their work. Student art is on display throughout the Mount campus for the duration of the school year. The annual Spring Art Show offers parents and students the opportunity to view an extensive collection of student work.

Each year, student work is displayed throughout the Mount Building and Gabriel Hall during our annual Art Show.

Drama

The Mount Saint Mary Academy Drama Department produces two show each school year, a comedy or drama in the fall, alternating years with One-Acts, and a musical in the spring, alternating years with a full-scale cabaret. During the 2016-2017 school year, Drama productions included "Scene It": An Evening of One-Acts and the MSMA Cabaret production, "The Envelope, Please".

  • 2015 Fall Play - Little Women
  • 2016 Spring Musical - Wishes and Dreams-An Evening of Disney
  • 2016 Fall - Scene It - One-Act plays, many directed and written by students
  • 2017 Spring - The Envelope, Please Tony-Award format cabaret
  • 2017 Fall - Steel Magnolias
  • 2018 Spring Musical - Beauty and the Beast
  • 2019 Spring - The Envelope, Please Tony-Award format cabaret
  • 2019 Fall - Clever Rachel 
  • 2020 Spring - Cinderella (postponed due to COVID-19)
  • 2020 Fall - The Gift 
  • 2021 Spring - Schoolhouse Rock Live 

Music

The Music Department at the Mount is designed to give every student the opportunity to learn, practice, and perform. In addition to numerous course offerings available during the school day, the program offers students a wealth of opportunities outside the classroom. Instructors provide individualized attention to every student and schedule lessons and practice sessions to accommodate each girl's busy schedule.

Music Club
The Music Club is open to all Mount students. It is the umbrella organization for all vocal, instrumental, and liturgical music at the Academy.

Music Club Charter

After School Music Club Schedule

Vocal and Instrumental Ensembles
The following ensemble groups are open to all students:
  • Chorale
  • Chorale Ensemble
  • Symphonic Band (band with strings)
  • Symphonic Ensemble (band with strings):
  • These groups are subsets of Symphonic Band:
  • Woodwind Ensemble
  • Flute Choir
  • String Ensemble
  • GraceNotes - MSMA Acapella, by-audition, vocal ensemble
  • Performance Opportunities
A number of performance opportunities are open to Music Department students throughout the school year, including:
  • Christmas and Spring Concerts
  • Somerville Caroling Festival
  • School Functions
  • Liturgies
  • Outreach Programs
  • Fall and Spring Musical
  • Student Recital
  • Graduation
  • Region and All-State Band & Chorus
  • Festivals and Competitions
The Music Department periodically coordinates off-campus trips so students have the opportunity to hear the work of professional musicians. They also facilitate the musical collaboration between Mount instrumentalists and instrumentalists from colleges and universities. These trips and opportunities include:

Collaborations with the local community and universities in ensembles, master classes, and workshops

Day trips include:
  • Avery Fischer & Carnegie Halls
  • Broadway
  • Metropolitan Opera
  • New York City Ballet
  • NJPAC
Students may also take private lessons during their free periods and after school. Instruction is available for singers and all instrumentalists.

Tour our Music Room

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