Maranatha Christian Academy believes that the arts attribute to a well-rounded, learned student. Here, there are many ways to express your artistic gifts and challenge yourself to pursue interests, even outside of the classroom.
Music is a very influential and important aspect in a student’s life. Mastering an instrument, learning to work together in a band, or being part of a choral group can have a lasting effect and improve learning capacity in students. MCA offers many musical choices. In chapel band, students will not only learn to play as a group, but they acquire leadership skills as they direct our weekly chapel services. Jazz band delivers a different sound and style for students to study. The traditional concert band makes room for learning a variety of instruments. Knowing that every student will not be interested in playing an instrument , the choir, which is as talented as any in the area, presents students the opportunity to be trained in a different capacity. For students endeavoring to master the piano, violin, or guitar, private lessons are available during the school day.
Learning to act can be a stretch for anyone at any age. MCA offers classes in drama that pull out these gifts from students. A night of one act plays, that are developed by students in the class and then acted out before an audience, put these talents on display. In addition, our thespian club perform a major play every year, including past performances of The Sound of Music, The Butler Did It, and You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown.
The visual arts program includes everything from teaching students with no background to developing the talent of our studio artists. Using a variety of mediums from drawing to ceramics, students learn art history and theory in addition to working on their craft! The work of these students is on display at the Evening of the Arts program. This “gallery styled” event allows families and friends of the Academy to view these fine works of art, and even purchase some pieces for their own collections! In addition, many of these pieces can be viewed in our new art gallery which provides a showcase space for our students as well as professional artists to exhibit their work.