Junior Isabella Ghanbari was just one of approximately 200 high school students chosen to perform at Carnegie Hall as a part of the Honors Performance Series last month. The selected musicians rehearsed and performed under master conductors and had the opportunity to meet other like-minded musicians from around the world.
At JSerra Catholic High School, we encourage students to explore their creative sides by providing them with ample opportunities to participate in just about every aspect of the Performing or Visual Arts — whether it's in front of or behind a camera, canvas, or curtain. Students may concentrate on the Arts through the Arts Magnet Program or take Arts classes that appeal to them; they may even satiate their creative needs by participating in such activities as our improvisational comedy group, theatre productions, choir, after-school rock band, and more.
Students are welcome to engage with more than one activity; in fact, many of our students balance their participation in the Arts with rigorous AP and honors academics, Magnet Programs, and/or Athletics.
If you weren't able to attend last week's Fine Arts Winter Showcase at Coast Hills Church in Aliso Viejo, you are welcome to enjoy it now YouTube. It was an evening of inspirational "transformation" featuring JSerra's Visual and Performing Arts students.
The JSerra Music Department presented Unto Us a Child Is Born last Friday night at Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano. This Christmas concert reached maximum capacity with music lovers who enjoyed performances from the school's talented orchestral musicians and choral artists.
If you weren't able to attend this year's Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert, The New World, the video is now available for streaming.
Junior Creighton Braun took first place in photography at the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts this past weekend for his piece entitled Energy.
Last night JSerra students were celebrated at the 48th Annual Spirit of the MACY Awards. Founded in 1969, the awards are dedicated to encouraging, recognizing and rewarding achievement and excellence in high school musical theatre. Congratulations to the following students for their spring production of Les Miserables . . .