MUSIC, THEATRE, AND DANCE
At the Murray Arts Center of Mount Paran Christian School, students in grades five through twelve learn performance skills in band, chorus, dance, drama, and orchestra. In addition to these disciplines, students also participate in chapel band, technical theater, audio engineering, and commercial music.
Throughout the year, the students perform musical theater productions, dramatic plays, orchestra and band concerts, choral concerts, dance concerts, and more. View a complete list of this year's productions!
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 "Fox-calibre" 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.
SHULER HENSLEY AWARDS
The Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards-Shuler Hensley Awards celebrate excellence in high school musical theatre. Each year, 75 schools (both public and private) are selected to participate in the program. Only six out 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
Voted "Best Performing Arts" in Cobb
Performing and visual arts at MPCS take place in the fantastic Murray Arts Center - a cornerstone facility on campus. The Dozier School of the Arts magnet program offers students concentrations in any fine or performing curricular arts areas. The dramatic and musical theatre productions have won more Shuler-Hensley awards and more nominations than any other private school in Cobb county. No wonder Mount Paran Christian School arts programs were voted four times #1 in 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023.