MUS offers a wide variety of arts opportunities, including Beg To Differ a cappella choir, band and orchestra groups, theater and visual arts – and in the 2020-21 school year, the show goes on.
We are focusing on the health and safety of our students and keeping up with the ever-evolving studies and recommendations from local and national experts as we follow best-practice guidelines.
Utilizing digital and video platforms when necessary, we safeguard the health of our students, faculty, and audiences. Music
We have reduced section sizes to assure that we are able to safely fit our ensembles in our rehearsal spaces, at times including various sports facilities.
Instrumental playing and singing is practiced either outside or individually and recorded for instructor feedback.
Concerts look and feel different. From live-streamed events to small coffee concerts – we are keeping performance central to our curriculum while adhering to the safety measures dictated by the CDC. Visual Arts
We have created individual art kits for students that minimize the sharing of high-touch materials.
Students remain socially distanced in the art studio.
Visual arts faculty members utilize additional cameras so remote learners get a fuller picture of what is going on. Theater
We plan to move forward with the spring musical while abiding by best-practice guidelines.
We are minimizing group gatherings, appropriately distancing cast and crew, and staggering rehearsal times and spaces. Some rehearsals have taken place virtually or outdoors.
We may live-stream productions so our audiences have the option to join us either via at-home “watch parties” or in person.Digital Media Production Class
We are have developed a Digital Media Production class in which students are involved in the planning and creation of digital content for the MUS community – news reports, interviews, virtual performances, and other broadcast opportunities.
The class covers creative and technical aspects of video production, including writing, producing, editing, and camera work. Email the technical director of theater
to express interest.