Performing Arts

The Performing Arts Department offers a complete four-year curriculum in the areas of theater arts, vocal and/or instrumental music. The department also provides a dance program as an extracurricular activity in the fall of each school year. All classes are performance based, including classes in technical and communication studies. Any two elective classes fulfill the fine arts requirement for graduation. All classes are one semester so a student may elect two in a year, thus completing a full eight semesters in performing arts if desired.

The Performing Arts Department exists separately and independently of the English Department in requirements for graduation. Not only may a student elect a four-year program in the department, but she may also choose to be part of several extracurricular organizations sponsored by the Performing Arts faculty.

Courses:

  • Speech (required)
  • Acting I
  • Acting II
  • Actor's Workshop
  • Directing
  • Theatre Production
  • Oral Interpretation
  • Broadcasting
  • Glee I
  • Advanced Glee
  • Orchestra
  • Set Design
  • Video Production

See the Courses page for more information. The dance program is offered on Sundays in the fall semester.

Extracurricular Activities in Performing Arts:

The Performing Arts Department is a member of the Detroit Catholic Forensic League (DCFL), the Michigan School Vocal Music Association (MSVMA) and the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA)

Faculty

Anne Sill MacDougall: Performing Arts Chair, Speech and Drama Teacher, Fall Play Technical Director, Spring Musical Technical Director, International Thespian Society Co-Director, Mercy Mimes Co-Director, Auditorium Coordinator amacdougall@mhsmi.org or 248-893-3572.

Kathleen Sill: Fall Play Director, Spring Musical Director, Mercy Mimes Co-Director, kesill@mhsmi.org or 248-893-3533.

Isabelle Moore: Speech and Drama Teacher, Co-Director of Mercy Mimes, International Thespian Society Co-Director, Forensics Coach, igmoore@mhsmi.org or 248-987-7004.

Rebekah Ferguson: Vocal Teacher, Mercyaires Director, Spring Musical Vocal and Music Director and Conductor, Tri-M Music Honor Society Director rjferguson@mhsmi.org or 248-893-3573.

Ms. Marianne Corrigan: Orchestra Teacher, mhcorrigan@mhsmi.org.