Murray Arts Center
The Kristi Lynn Theatre houses 2 VIP boxes and 145-seat balcony.
Traditional seating or in the round, the Black Box Theater is used for curricular drama classes, improv, and drama productions in middle and high school.
From small sound-proof studio suites to mid-size piano rooms and large band and chorus rooms, the Murray Arts Center provides professional acoustic spaces for private music lessons and voice training.
The Murray Arts Center houses the newly renovated high school visual art room, art gallery, and pottery wheel and kiln room. Digital arts utilizes two additional classrooms with an Apple lab for graphic design, and a photo journalism room. The "From The Mount" podcast also employs commercial art instructional space for real-world learning.
Each studio is equipped with floor-to-ceiling mirrors and floating "puck system" flooring designed with a little give and bounce to aid dancers. Between two of the studios is an observation room with one-way glass, enabling parents to watch lessons without being a distraction to the students.
Home to the LeFevre SoundLab, the MPCS recording studio is used for instructional sound design courses and chapel band. Music industry professionals utilize the SSL Duality console for recording live tracks and mixing.
A center equipped to prepare them for any creative path.
Immersed with technology that would rival even the most elaborate performing arts complexes in the world, the possibilities for growth in all areas of the arts are endless. The Murray Arts Center's rehearsal spaces, classrooms, audio and video equipment, and recording capabilities are conducive to enhancing the arts experience for MPCS students, families, and the community.
Serving the Community
The Murray Arts Center has been serving the MPCS and surrounding community for 15 years. Its primary function is to educate MPCS students in the arts and host weekly chapel for more than 1,300 students.
The opportunities offered by the Arts department were a key component of why we chose Mount Paran. We were excited that our son would be able to utilize a world-class facility like the Murray Arts Center. No other school has access to the caliber of resources that the school offers.