Visual arts are a strong part of our high school with a dozen courses to develop artistic talents, from drawing to painting to clay, as well as photography, videography, and Advanced Placement art.
Musical training begins in the primary grades <link to elementary section of performing arts page with general music classes. In grade four, students are introduced to performance instruments with instruction in the recorder, and grade five students are introduced to band and string instruments through weekly lessons and ensemble rehearsals.
Our Middle School program <link to middle school section of Performing arts page> offers the greatest breadth of opportunities to explore music and discover students’ talents with band, choir, guitar, and string ensembles. These music classes present a formal concert each quarter as well as other less-formal performances around the campus and community. Drama and Visual Art classes are also available for grades 7 and 8. Teams of middle school students take turns leading the music for worship in their weekly chapels.
Musical skills are developed in the High School’s Concert Band, Chorus, Concert Choir, and String Orchestra <link to High school section of Performing Arts page> classes. These music ensembles present concerts for the community quarterly, as well as occasional ministry in school chapels and in local churches. Beyond the class setting, students may audition for after-school ensembles such as Soli Deo Gloria (SDG) Honor Choir, and Elkanah Chamber Strings Ensemble.
Theatre courses in acting and stagecraft are offered at the high school level.
During first semester, the middle school produces a one-act musical (typically open to grades 6-9). Rehearsals are on Thursdays and Fridays after school. Performances are usually in Tipunan Hall and give a broad range of opportunity to experience singing and drama to a large group of students.
During second semester, the high school produces a full-length, broadway style musical. Sometimes, depending on the show, this may be open to middle school and even elementary students. Students may not only act or play in the orchestra, but they also have opportunity to work backstage, run the technical side, and assist in directing and production responsibilities.
Faith Academy opened the Cadd Performing Arts Center in 2008. The arts complex has a 900-seat theater, a 300-seat general auditorium/banquet hall, three multi-purpose rooms meeting general needs of the school and of the theater as back-stage spaces, visual arts classrooms, and a small prayer chapel.