experiences in the arts.
The Visual and Performing Arts Academy at Salem High School offers students an in-depth exposure to the Arts through a rigorous, challenging curriculum. This environment provides the skills necessary for success in higher education and the workplace through a comprehensive, hands-on focus in
each course of study.
The Academy consists of four strands:
music (both vocal and instrumental), dance, theatre, and visual arts. While students ultimately select one strand as their concentration, they are also encouraged to explore areas outside their selected strand; all seniors will participate in an inter-disciplinary final project.
Curricula includes instruction in performance, exhibition, theory, and history in the Arts. Independent seminars and performances are also offered throughout the year.
Admission to the program will be based on several criteria: an audition/portfolio evaluation, recommendations by core subject teachers as well as teachers in the arts, achievement as evidenced by honors or awards in the arts, participation in extracurricular and community activities.
Upcoming Events 9th Annual Juried Art Show @ the MOCA in Virginia
The show will open to the public from
April 2nd 2013- April 25th. Video Installations, Prints, Paintings,
Sculptures and more!
Opening Reception April 18th in the Fleming Gallery at the MOCA with
galleries opening at 6pm and the awards ceremony at 7pm.
Fame The Musical 4/25-4/27 7:00PM
Are you applying to the SHS Visual and
Performing Arts Academy? Do you need to prepare for your audition? If
so, please attend this workshop. Contact
Ms. Melatti with any