The Arts in our Schools
Our Fine Arts Academy is one of the best arts programs in southern Indiana. As many districts have scaled back their arts programs during recent budget cuts, we have continued to invest in our students providing several opportunities to excel in the arts.
We boast award-winning traditional art programs. Ceramics, sculpture, 2D, and 3D art students consistently win awards in local competitions. Likewise, our digital design classes create computer-generated art that also receives accolades each year.
Music in our schools also boasts a proud tradition of excellence as our band and choir programs are both award-winning and legendary. This is exemplified by past programs like Angelus which comprised seven young women from Mt. Vernon Senior High School who performed music ranging from medieval chant and polyphony to the American Sacred Harp tradition as well as contemporary American and Irish works. As for the band, history was made last year as the Marching Wildcats were sent to consecutive state competitions. Both of these programs are led by talented and energetic teachers (Ryan Knight - Choir / Joe Stone - Band) who I expect more great things from.
March 12-14 the Mt. Vernon Sr. High School Fine Arts Academy is proud to present “Legally Blonde” in the PAC at 7:00 pm each night with an additional 2:00 pm matinée on Saturday.
“Legally Blonde is an exciting, modern musical for students and patrons of all ages, but we advise parents that the show is considered by Music Theatre International to be PG to PG-13 for its content. The musical comedy is very similar to the humor and plot of the 2001 movie starring Reese Witherspoon, so please consider this when deciding if your child should attend.”
Exceptional programs produce exceptional alumni! A few recent and notable graduates of MVHS who are doing great things in the arts are Dan Tracy (Indiana University Professor of Theater) and Carrie Hurst (Indiana University MFA TechTheater Director).
Mt. Vernon is so blessed to have all of these quality fine arts programs along with live and local entertainment.
Dr. Matt Thompson
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