Our Vision

 

Center for the Arts ConceptA concert hall

that supports our student performers with

acoustics, aesthetics, and inspiration.


Learning environments

that advance the level of our Arts program and the

cultivation of artistic expression.


A gallery

that features student artists and gives them a

venue for curating.


An artistic touchstone

for building bridges to

community contribution and participation.


A Center for the Arts

that transforms our campus,

our program, our community,

and our hearts.

 

Imagine it!

The curtain goes up on the stage of the 650-seat auditorium as 485 children from pre-Kindergarten to fifth grade occupy the stage ready to sing, dance, and perform in front of parents, grandparents, and friends.

The orchestra pit holds the 40 musicians, who voluntarily arrive at 7:30 a.m. every morning to participate in Early Bird Orchestra directed by John Wicker, teacher, conductor, and director for 40 years—at MCDS for 30!

After school, the costume and stage areas are filled with members of the Thespian Troupe sawing, painting, and constructing sets for the upcoming district performance. Others are cutting out patterns and sewing costumes.

A Friday assembly for the Upper School students and teachers depicts a special presentation made by a visiting author as part of the school’s SEED (Seeking Educational Equity & Diversity) Program.

Imagine it!

An already successful arts program finally has the space and place to showcase its award-winning artists, musicians, dancers, and Thespians. Breakthrough Miami students have an opportunity to participate in the fine arts through painting, drawing, and ceramics classes offered as part of their Saturday school and summer programs. Performing on a real stage with lights and acoustics support the caliber of performances that are provided by students from pre-Kindergarten to seniors.

Gallery space throughout the Center exhibits student and faculty art and offers a place to feature work from our digital photography students.

Real dressing rooms with lighted mirrors and a place to hang costumes and put on stage makeup will allow student actors a proper space for performance preparation.

Theater for Social Change, an artistic and curricular program designed to stimulate discussions about important societal issues and foster change, will have the opportunity to invite students from our Community Learning Partnership to be members of the audience for their latest production. Q&A with guidance counselors and peer leaders follow for a lively discussion about issues our teens face.

The Miami Country Day School community will proclaim its Mission by giving the arts a venue befitting a learning institution of our caliber…

Can you imagine it?