There are many ways to be a part of our exceptional theatre and music programs. Aspiring screenwriter or director? Look to our New Works Festival as a way to share your talent. Avid singer? Explore any of our three choirs. Ardent bassist? Jump into Jazz or Rock Band. Whatever your interest, Holy Names Academy is excited to help you pursue and develop it.
Theatre & Film
Our Theatre & Film Department puts on three productions every year: the Fall Play, Spring Musical, and New Works Festival, a collection of student-written and directed 10-minute plays and short films. We also have a TheatreSports team, which is an improvisational-acting club; members take part in improv competitions. Participation for all productions is accomplished through an auditions and casting process. Opportunities to work behind the scenes in costume design, hair and makeup, marketing, lighting and sound design, and theatre tech, are also available.
Holy Names Academy is a yearly participant and recognized school in The 5th Avenue Awards: Honoring High School Musicals.
Holy Names Academy offers Concert Choir, Advanced Concert Choir, and Vocal Ensemble. Choir is open to all students and meets twice a week before school, while Advanced Concert Choir requires auditioning and meets three times a week, also before school. Vocal Ensemble is a small, auditioned group of singers and meets daily as a class.
Are you interested in playing an instrument? Holy Names Academy offers the following instrumental ensembles for students with at least 2 years of experience: Jazz Band, Orchestra, Rock Band, and Eclectic Strings. Even if you have never played, you are welcome to learn an instrument through our music lesson program.
Instruction in voice and most instruments is available for an additional fee. Group lessons may also be arranged in accordance with student and teacher interest. To sign up for private lessons, please complete the registration in Family ID. Once your registration is complete, you will be billed for the fee along with tuition.