The Music and Drama Department at Maryvale offers students the chance to explore and develop interests in music, drama and dance throughout their years at Maryvale. We offer opportunities in choral music, instrumental ensembles, vocal performance, piano performance, theatre arts and dance. Additionally, all Maryvale students study the fundamentals of music, music history and appreciation as part of our curriculum program. Our graduates are prepared to enjoy the performing arts as adults as either audience or performer. Each young woman leaves Maryvale with a greater knowledge of and appreciation for the arts that enrich our society.
2012-2013 Choral Auditions
As we begin this exciting new year in the Maryvale Choral Department, auditions will be held each day of Orientation Week from 12:00-1:45 p.m. in the Music Room located on the first floor of McCarthy Hall. Please remind your daughter to sign her name on the list found on the music room door for her 5 minute slot. For auditions, students should be prepared to sing either "The Star-Spangled Banner" or "America the Beautiful." Music and words will be provided.
There are openings in all three Maryvale Choruses:
- Chorus for grades 6-12 meets on Tuesdays from 3:00-4:30 p.m.
- Maryvale Singers for grades 9-12 meets on Thursdays from 3:00-4:00 p.m.
- Trinities for grades 9-12 meets on Thursdays from 4:00-4:45 p.m.
- Membership in Singers and Trinities must be concurrent with membership in the Chorus. All new and returning choristers must audition each year.
This year is our Disney World year! We will be traveling to Florida over Easter break to perform in Disney's Magic Music Days, participate in a Disney Show Choir Magic Workshop and spend 5 days in Disney World! Only members of the Maryvale Choruses and Instrumental Music groups and their families may participate. More details will be shared at auditions and first rehearsals.
2012-2013 Drama Auditions
Our musicals this year on our NEW FABULOUS STAGE will be Disney's “Beauty and the Beast” from November 29-December 1, 2012 and “Legally Blonde” from April 18-21, 2013. Auditions for “Beauty and the Beast” will take place on stage on Wednesday, September 5 from 3:00-5:15 p.m. and on Thursday, September 6 from 3:00-5:30 p.m.
Please be prepared to sing a 16-32 bar section of a song from “Beauty and the Beast”. There will also be a dance audition, a short routine will be taught and then all will perform in small groups. Some will be asked to read lines from the script as well.
High School and Middle School boys, and young college-aged men are needed for this production. Commitments will primarily occur on Saturdays, with a few Friday choreography rehearsals, and throughout the two and a half weeks prior to the performances.