Visual & Performing Arts
Art classes at Christian Heritage School are designed to emphasize creativity, historical knowledge, and technical skills in various art media. Students at CHS acquire an appreciation for art and art-making. Classes help students to discover how people communicate through images and gain a greater understanding of the world through God’s eyes.
The Instrumental Music Department at Christian Heritage School is open to all upper school students. Performing groups include Middle School Concert Band, High School Symphonic Band and High School Jazz Band. The primary objective in all of these ensembles is to expose students to appropriate major works of the wind band repertoire while developing musical intellect, skill, and expression in an ensemble setting. In band, students will be able to demonstrate a progressive ability to perform on an instrument with accuracy and artistry. Each individual will also demonstrate an understanding of written musical notation. Finally, band students will discover joy and satisfaction in the process of collective music-making that points them to the Creator of all things beautiful.
Vocal music classes at Christian Heritage School are designed to give students the opportunity to develop musicianship and sensitivity by participating and performing in both the large and small group setting. The large choir is open to general participation while the smaller chamber choir is an audition–only group. The literature covered will include many genres of vocal music from the renaissance to contemporary styles. Vocal techniques, music reading and elements of music history are included in the class. The goal is to expose students to many styles of choral singing and to perform in concert both on and off campus and to teach all members to worship the Giver of Life and the Giver of our talents.
The Theater Arts Department at Christian Heritage School exists to educate and empower students to develop artistically, personally and socially as they prepare and present theatrical performances. The department seeks to provide a nurturing and challenging environment that inspires creativity, provides opportunities for personal accomplishment, encourages deeper understanding and empathy for the human condition, and cultivates a positive sense of self. The program is designed to reflect a standard of excellence in production and performance that honors God and supports the greater Christian Heritage community. It has been a joy to see how the Lord uses this program to show and direct young people toward the future He has prepared for them.
Visual and Performing Arts Department Chair
CHS Artist of the Month
Bella Christian is a senior in the AP Drawing class. At CHS since kindergarten, she has been drawing ever since she could hold a crayon. Her favorite mediums to work in are watercolor, acrylic, pen and ink, and charcoal. She delights in observing the genius handiwork of nature and endless intricacies of the world and human experience, and then translating that onto paper. Her desire is to show the viewer things that may be harder to see in ordinary life. In the fall, she plans to major in Studio Art and English.