Creative self-expression, with a strong commitment to arts education, drives students to communicate their understanding of God, themselves, and the world in which they live. Character development such as: respect for each other, teamwork, flexibility, and appreciation of God in their lives, is integral to the fine arts program. Students participating in the fine arts program develop a sense of self-awareness and their place in the plan of God.
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Middle school and high school students develop their musical skills in comprehensive group instruction. The secondary level band offers students the opportunity and challenge of playing more advanced, demanding musical works. Their studies will have an added emphasis on building finer technique, producing a beautiful tone, expanding range and power, learning scales, and forming a mature musician. Music theory and history is also incorporated into lessons. Music independence is developed by increased sight reading and leadership opportunities. Students are encouraged to participate in the Solo & Ensemble and band festivals offered through MSBOA. The high school band will also get to experience unique educational and engaging trips to perform at various venues throughout the local area and beyond. The PCA Secondary Band plays in the Variety Show, Christmas and Spring Concerts, the PCA Auction, Homecoming, Fine & Performing Arts Showcase, as well as out in the community.
Secondary Vocal Music
Secondary vocal music is an area experiencing tremendous growth at Plymouth Christian Academy. Students at the middle school and high school level are encouraged to participate in various ensembles. Middle schoolers have the opportunity to perform in choir. High school students have the opportunity to perform in choir, women’s ensemble, applied voice, and musical theatre class. All eligible ensembles attend MSVMA festivals, both individually and as groups. Students are given an excellent music education that includes the Kodaly Method, sight reading, aural skills training, and frequent use of the International Phonetic Alphabet.
Vocal students attend many performances including the following: PCA’s Variety Show, Christmas and Spring Concerts, MSVMA District Solo & Ensemble, MSVMA District Choral Festival, caroling opportunities, MSVMA State Festivals, MSVMA Musical Theatre Solo & Ensemble, and more!
The staff of the Vocal Music Department is excited to have the opportunity to provide students with extracurricular activities on a regular basis. We currently hold vocal music lock-in events, attend musicals at the Detroit Opera House, carol for area business, and have even been invited to perform with the Toledo Zoo!
PCA Theatre is a program founded in the righteousness of God, academic and performance-based excellence, and a strong sense of commitment to telling the important stories recorded in plays, musicals, and other theatrical experiences . Plymouth Christian Academy currently offers a Middle School Theatre 101 course, High School Theatre I, two Musical Theatre courses (in partnership with Secondary Vocal Music), and a History of Film course (for those more interested in theatre of the screen). In the 2016-2017 school year, PCA Theatre will produce two musicals: Little Women (winter 2017) and West Side Story (spring 2017). The theatre program strongly encourages academic study within the classroom as well as experience in the after school productions. Students of all backgrounds are welcome to get involved in PCA Theatre – to experience it for the first time and to keep coming back for more.
PCA Dance is an exciting new program recently added to the Fine Arts Department at Plymouth Christian Academy. This year, students have the opportunity to take Choreography I: Styles of Musical Theatre and attend a professional Broadway musical. PCA Dance is firmly rooted in dance study as Christian artists and as human beings wanting to create through the unique expression of movement. Students a part of PCA Theatre’s spring production, West Side Story, will have the opportunity to take part in the lively fun dance has to offer!
At PCA, we believe that art education provides students a system for communicating ideas and feelings about God, themselves, and their world around them. Through the act of creating, students are challenged to exercise their minds, solve problems, and to utilize their imaginations while formulating new ideas. Participation in an art program contributes to the development of the positive character qualities of teamwork, flexibility, appreciation and respect for others’ ideas, and the discovery of students’ extraordinary God-given artistic talents in order to reclaim the arts for God’s glory.
PCA’s Fine Arts Department offers visual art study through Drawing & Painting Studio, Ceramics Studio, Advanced Art, Portfolio Development and AP Studio Art for both drawing and 2-D portfolios. In addition, 8th graders receive a semester of art education, and the Yearbook class is a fine arts course.
Beyond the art class…
- Two art exhibits each year showcase the talents of the students and allow the PCA community to partner in our art education efforts.
- Students who have a desire to participate in the school’s art community may qualify to participate in the National Art Honor Society.
Fine & Performing Arts Booster Board
Learn more about the booster board and their passion to see the arts excel at PCA! Visit their WEBPAGE.