Experience the Arts!

We offer many ways to Experience the Arts!

Throughout the year we provide opportunities for students to “experience” sections within our Fine Arts Department. These extracurricular workshops will inspire and ignite creativity in even our youngest artist, musician, singer, and theatrical performer. Explore the opportunities and see what you might be interested in joining!


Thespians (MS & HS) 

Thespians is a school division of the International Thespian Society, a society devoted to all things theatre. 

If you love theatre, you will love Thespians! We are a group that loves theatre! Are we all superstars? Of course not. Do you have to have experience? NOPE. If you are interested in learning more about acting, musical theatre, improv, or technical theatre (stage management, lights, sound, costumes, make-up) this is a great opportunity to connect with like-minded people and to work with Mr. Swenson, Mr. Gordon, Mrs. Gordon.

Join junior Thespians 

Join High school Thespians 


Improv Comedy Lab (HS) 

Beginning September 5th

TMA Improv Comedy Lab is a competing improv group. Through training in improvisation and practice playing the games, members of the lab will team up and compete over various improvised games. The audience will be the ones calling the shots, including subjects for the scenes as well as who will win and who will lose.    

The lab will meet twice a week, in the morning, to stay fresh on the game catalog. There will be a certain amount of time set aside ahead of any hosted evenings to prepare the repertoire of games.   
Meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:50 AM

October 3rd at 7:00PM    
December 8th at 7:00PM    
February 20th at 7:00PM    
April 2nd at 7:00PM    
May 11th (Bravo! A Celebration of the Arts)



Improv Comedy School (MS) 

Beginning August 26th

Want to have a good laugh?  Join us for the Improv Comedy School and learn the rules of improv while playing through fun and competitive games!  Through improvisational games, students will learn about storytelling, acting techniques, active listening, and overall confidence on the stage.  The Middle School Improv Comedy School will have occasional performance opportunities. They will also work closely with the High School Improv Comedy Lab. Performance Opportunities will be available.

Meets on Wednesdays at 7:00AM   
Cost: $120 per semester    
Instructor: Mr. Swenson

improv comedy SCHOOL SIGN UP


MTI's BroadwayJunior Revue: Pure Imagination (LS)

August 30 - October 28   

Pure Imagination is a brand-new revue featuring songs from across MTI's Broadway Junior® collection. From Broadway Junior musicals based on adored titles like Seussical and Shrek The Musical to Disney favorites like Beauty and the Beast and Frozen, Pure Imagination offers a fun introduction to musical revues for young performers who are new to musical theatre.

Meets Wednesdays from 2:00pm -4:00pm and Thursdays from 3:00pm - 5:00pm. (Additional rehearsals will be required during performance week.)

Production: MTI's Broadway Junior Revue: Pure Imagination    
Performance: October 28th at 1:00PM and 3:00PM    
Instructors: Josh Swenson, Bianca Ramos,  Amy McGaha, Ashlyn Swenson    
Cost: $220

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A.C.T.S. Drama Club (LS) 

Beginning September 6th

(Acting, Creating, Teaching, Serving) is the Lower School drama club and is open to any Lower School students in 3rd-5th grades who would like to explore drama ministry. A.C.T.S. students will all attend fun workshops once a month to learn improvisation and acting techniques (voice projection and enunciation, movement, characterization, emotion, stage directions, etc.). Drama ministry will be emphasized, so the students can learn how to use the talents that God has blessed each of them with by ministering to others. Students will select if they would like to participate in readers’ theatre, puppetry, human video, or traditional style skits. Some students will have the opportunity to minister in chapel by performing skits and helping to set up monthly discussion questions in the classrooms; others will minister in the classrooms to reinforce the teachers’ lessons. Every student will have a chance to minister at least once during the semester. Depending upon the circumstances, skits may need to be recorded for teachers to show to their students instead of being performed live.

Instructors: Mrs. Jena Stephans, Mrs. Jodi Ritter

All students come the first Wednesday of each month, 7:00 a.m.-8:00AM   
Other Wednesday rehearsals from 7:00AM - 8:00AM will be determined based on participation in current skits. Sometimes we meet during afterschool carline, but only for available students.    
Cost: $85 each semester (plus $15 for a t-shirt if a student doesn’t have one already)

Register for A.C.T.S.


Technical Theatre and Design Club

August 22 - December 5

The Technical Theater and Design club introduces the world of Audio and Visual for live productions, ranging from theatrical lighting to professional audio in a live and studio setting. You will learn how to program full lighting plots for live productions, create songs using midi keyboards and drum machines, mix and run live sound, and correct etiquette for theatrical production working as a stage tech.

Dates: August 22nd - December 5th   
Meeting Days: Tuesdays   
Meeting Times: 3:15PM - 5:00PM   
Cost: $160 per semester   
Instructor: Nathan Hatton

tECH theatre and design sign up


Video and Digital Arts Club (HS)

August 14 - October 16

Want to learn more about the world of Videography and the Digital Arts? then this class is for you. We will explore what it takes to create professional video and other forms of digital media. Some of the programs will be learning will include adobe premier pro, photoshop, and illustrator as wel as blender 3D modeling and video surface projections.

Dates: August 14 - October 16 
Meeting Days: Mondays  
Meeting Times: 3:10PM - 5:00PM   
Cost: $160 per semester   
Instructor: Nathan Hatton

Video and Digital Arts Sign up


Private Lessons (US and LS)

Fall 2023

TMA Fine Arts is proud to offer private lessons to students.  Over the past couple of years, we have been growing and developing this program.  Thanks to the partnership with Music Box, we were able to accommodate some of our students while utilizing their instructors this past year.  Once again, we evaluated the booking process for lessons and landed on a new way to engage in this opportunity.  Rather than this being a program that is signed up for, we are happy to refer you to instructors.  Based on your child’s interests, you are welcome to reach out to the individual instructors to establish whether or not they will be able to accommodate your child.  

This process is different than in years past. Traditionally we had a general signup and tried to place students based on that sign-up.  This was particularly difficult due to all requests that came in, and the specifications for each request.  By transitioning to a referral model, you can directly connect to instructors who are offering specific types of lessons. Instructors can cater to each individual based on their available schedule.  We want to connect more of our students with an on-site instructor while maximizing the availability and time of instruction.  

If you are interested in enrolling your child in private lessons, please contact one of the instructors below. 

Joli Stephans 
Piano/Voice Instruction 

Amy McGaha 
Piano/Voice Instruction 

Chad Roquel 

Nathan Hatton 

Bianca Ramos 


Elementary Band (Grades 4 & 5)

Beginning September 5th 

Have you ever wanted to learn an instrument? Do you want to know what it feels like to be a part of a band? If so, come joining our elementary band which will meet after school on Tuesdays. This club will be designed to teach students how to play an instrument and to prepare them to be a part of a traditional wind ensemble. Students may choose from the following instruments: flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and percussion (bells and snare drum). In addition to learning how to play, students will learn how to read music and how to understand and interpret basic musical concepts. Students will need to set up an appointment time with Mr. Roquel so that he can help the students find the instrument that is right for them. Participants will be supplied with a book but they will need to rent an instrument for the duration of the club. Students will also have the opportunity to perform at school concerts.

Meeting Day: Tuesday 3:15pm - 4:15pm 
Cost: $160 per semester 
Instructor: Chad Roquel, other clinicians



Experience Choir (LS)

November 1st - November 30th 

Experience Choir! 
November 1st -  November 30th 
Wednesdays from 2:00pm - 3:30pm and Thursdays from 3:00pm - 4:30pm 
Performing Arts Center - New Choir Room

Want to be a better singer?? This 3rd - 5th grade experience will teach you how to shine! In a group setting students will learn about warming up, vocal technique, stage presence, and harmony.  We will sing together as a choir and prepare several songs for a final concert to be held on April 6th at 3:30 in the Black Box Theatre.

Instructor: Amy McGaha, US Choir Director 
Cost: $160



Screaming Eagles Jazz Band (US)

Wednesdays 2:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Jazz band will be an after-school club that will be exploring the world of jazz music, instruments, artists and ensembles. This club will study the history of jazz while learning how to play the many styles that fall under this diverse genre. Students will learn techniques that will help them to perform in a jazz ensemble as well as a soloist. We will learn from experienced clinicians and observe several artists who are currently performing in the jazz industry.

This club will be by audition only and will be open to students in 6th-12th grade who have at least one year playing experience. Jazz guitar and piano players will need at least 2 years of experience. Instruments that may audition will include saxophone, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, clarinet, bass guitar, electric guitar, piano and percussion. Please see Mr. Roquel for audition material.

Meeting Day: Wednesdays 2:15pm - 4:00pm 
Cost: $160 per semester 
Instructor: Chad Roquel, other clinicians 
Start Date: August 23rd

An Evening of Jazz (Fall and Spring) 
Upper School Christmas Concert 
Upper School Spring Concert

Jazz Band Sign Up

Experience Art (LS)

Fall 2023

This session of Experience Art will be will include instruction on everything from pottery basics and glazing, to painting, drawing, color theory, and sculpture building! If your child has already joined an Experience Art session, you can rest assured that this will not be an exact repeat of the projects they already did.

K5- 1st Grade:
Dates: Every Monday from August 21st - October 16th
Time: 3:05pm - 4:15pm  
Cost: $160 
Instructor: Savannah Sprague (Lower School Art Teacher)
Deadline to Register: August 14th 

2nd - 5th Grade:
Dates:  Every Monday from October 23rd - December 11th   
Time: 3:05 - 4:30PM     
Cost: $160    
Instructor: Savannah Sprague (Lower School Art Teacher)                                                                                                             Deadline to Register: October 11th 14th



National Art Honor Society (HS)


TMA's chapter of The National Art Honor Society (NAHS) exists to provide students who are passionate about the arts, a space to collaborate, create, lead, and serve using their God-given artistic abilities.

Please click on the link below to read our chapter's constitution and bylaws to determine your eligibility before proceeding.

Constitution and Bylaws

Email amyrivera@mastersacademy.org, if you have any questions concerning this form or National Art Honor Society.



Art Club (MS)

August 24th - October 19th

This session of middle school art club will be for 6th-8th grade only, and will include instruction on the different types of paint and different painting techniques! Students will learn as we do a couple of paintings together, and then they will be able to take that knowledge and create a piece of their own!

Dates:  Every Thursday from August 24th - October 19th   
Time: 3:05 - 4:30PM     
Cost: $160    
Instructor: Savannah Sprague (Lower School Art Teacher)                                                                                                                       Deadline to Register: August 11th 14th

Art Club Sign up

Lower School Dance Club

September 19 -  November 7

In This 8 week introduction to Dance Club, participants will explore different styles of dance including, but not limited to, Ballet, Tap, Jazz.  Students will learn basic techniques with a foundational focus in ballet and jazz and tap. Students will learn skill set of learning choreography quickly and, working the skill of putting their technique in combination with style and performance. Open to students K - 5th Grade. No experience required! There will be a small showcase for family & friends on the last day of class. 

Dates: September 19 - November 7  
Time: 3:00 - 4:00PM       
Cost: $160      
Instructor: Lauren McDonald    



Upper School Dance Team

September 19- November 7

The mission of the US Dance Team at TMA is to instill a great love of dance, while inspiring self-confidence, discipline and passion for the performing arts here at TMA. We inspire each student to strive daily for their personal best, as well as to support one another in fostering a sense of teamwork & inclusive community. Our goal is to use the talents we have been blessed with to bring glory to God through worshipful dance. Inspired by Colossians 3:23: “And whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord, and not for men.” US Dance Team  will hold TRY OUTS Tuesday August 29th at 5:00pm - 7:00pm. All students interested MUST try out for the team. US Dance Team is geared toward students with intermediate to advanced dance technique looking to improve upon their technique and excited about performance opportunities at TMA. Participants will explore different styles of dance including, but not limited to, Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Contemporary & Hip Hop. Students will be coached in an encouraging, supportive  & Christ centered environment. US Dance Team Students will perform in the following : US Chapels, TMA Football & Basketball games, Bravo a Celebration of the Arts and a Choreographic Workshop with student led choreography projects.

Dates: September 19 - November 7  
Time: 5:00 - 6:00PM       
Cost: $180      
Instructor: Lauren McDonald