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Performing Arts

The school changed me as a person, but it also changed me as a performer. With a magnet program in performing arts, I was pushed and challenged every day as an actor, singer, and dancer. The skills I learned from my time at MPCS are priceless. Pursuing a degree in musical theatre in college is extremely competitive, but I felt confident and prepared going into auditions. My freshman-year acting class in college looked almost identical to my senior-level acting class in high school. At MPCS, I was introduced to advanced acting techniques, but also learned how to handle rejection in a healthy way.

N. Hammonds

Class of 2017

Higher Quality Arts Training

In addition to traditional arts training, students receive training in the LeFevre SoundLab (professional recording studio) and technical theater instruction in the Broadway-caliber Kristi Lynn Theatre. Chapel band also takes advantage of the studio to record compilations and background tracks. 

For students who wish to pursue a more intensive experience in the performing arts, the Murray Arts Center at Mount Paran Christian School is home to a unique performing arts magnet program of study, the Dozier School of the Arts. After-school arts education programming is offered through the Murray Arts Academy in music (voice and instrumental), dance, and drama. These classes and private lessons are open to students and everyone in the community.

Upcoming Shows

Music and theater performances occur every semester at MPCS. While band, chorus, orchestra, and dance concerts are free of charge and open to all, musicals and dramatic productions require advance ticket purchase through Tap to see what phenomenal show is on the horizon! 

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Award-Winning Performing Arts

The Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards-Shuler Hensley Awards celebrate excellence in high school musical theater. Each year, 75 schools (both public and private) are selected to participate in the program. Only six of the 75 participating schools receive nominations for each category. MPCS has been nominated 51 times and has earned more Shuler awards and nominations than any other private school in Cobb County. Among those recognitions, MPCS dance has earned five consecutive nominations for choreography and has won the category twice. Costuming has been nominated three times and won the category once. An MPCS student was nominated and won the category for best technical execution.
MPCS Shuler Hensley Award Nominations:
  • Best Choreography
  • Best Ensemble
  • Best Technical Execution
  • Best Lighting Design
  • Best Sound
  • Best Scenic Design
  • Best Costumes
  • Best Performance by a Leading Actress
  • Best Performance by a Featured Performer
  • Best Showstopper
  • Honorable Mentions for Overall Production

Setting Artistic Sights Ahead

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Voted "Best Music Instruction" and "Best Dance Studio" in Cobb

In addition to the "Best Performing Arts" five-time Best of Cobb award,  MPCS also was voted three-time #1 honors for "Best Music Instruction" and "Best Dance Studio - Murray Arts Academy." Band Director Dr. Billy Flood earned the "Best Teacher" accolade in 2022.

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We have been extremely pleased with the extracurricular activities we have been involved in to date. These programs are offered at the same level of excellence as the core academic offerings of the school.