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 artists, musicians, singers, and theatrical performers. Explore the opportunities and see what you might be interested in joining!
 

 

Thespians (MS & HS) 

Not available at this time

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, and Mrs. Gordon.

Improv Comedy Lab (HS) 

Beginning January 18th

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 Thursdays and Fridays at 6:50 a.m. | First meeting will be January 18th

Performances:    
February 20th at 7:00 p.m.   
April 2nd at 7:00 p.m. 
May 11th (Bravo! A Celebration of the Arts)

 iMPROV COMEDY LAB SIGN UP

 

Improv Comedy School (MS) 

 

Want to have a good laugh? Join us for the Improv Comedy School and learn the rules of improv 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: $135 per semester    
Instructor: Mr. Swenson

The first meeting will be on January 3rd.
Performance opportunities will be available.

improv comedy SCHOOL SIGN UP

 
 

Lion King Experience: Kids! (LS)

March 9th

Lion King Kids! is open to all lower school students to audition. Lower school students interested in participating in this production must prepare 30 seconds of a song from The Lion King. They must also develop creative acting choices, demonstrating they understand the character and story.  
Auditions will be held on Monday, December 4th, from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. All students who are signed up to audition will be brought down to the Performing Arts Center by Fine Arts staff.  

Please complete the form below if you want your child to audition for Lion King Kids!

Meets Wednesdays from 2:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Production: Lion King Experience Kids!
Performance: March 9th at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Instructors: Josh Swenson, Bianca Ramos,  Amy McGaha, and Ashlyn Swenson
Cost: $220

CLICK HERE FOR AUDITION REQUEST FORM

 

A.C.T.S. Drama Club (LS) 

A.C.T.S. (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 on the circumstances, skits may need to be recorded for teachers to show their students instead of being performed live.

All students come the first Wednesday of each month, 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m., beginning January 10th (unless emailed other dates ahead of time).
Other Wednesday rehearsals from 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. will be determined based on participation in current skits. Sometimes we meet during after-school carline, but only for available students.
Cost: $85 each semester (plus $15 for a t-shirt if a student doesn’t have one already)

Instructors: Mrs. Jena Stephans, Mrs. Jodi Ritter
Dates: Jan. 10 - May 15

Register for A.C.T.S.

 

Technical Theatre and Design Club

Not available at this time

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 while working as a stage tech.

Video and Digital Arts Club (HS)

Not available at this time

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 we will be learning will include Adobe Premier Pro, Photoshop, and Illustrator, as well as Blender 3D modeling and video surface projections.


 

Private Lessons (US and LS)

 

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 our 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 sign-up and tried to place students based on that sign-up. This was particularly difficult due to all the 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 
jolistephans@mastersacademy.org

Amy McGaha 
Piano/Voice Instruction 
amymcgaha@mastersacademy.org

Chad Roquel 
Piano/Guitar/Brass/Woodwinds 
chadroquel@mastersacademy.org

Nathan Hatton 
Guitar/Drums 
nathanhatton@mastersacademy.org

Bianca Ramos 
Acting 
biancaramos@mastersacademy.org

 

Elementary Band (Grades 4 & 5)

Not available at this time

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 join 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 also 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 them 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.

Experience Choir (LS)

March 14th - April 11th

Want to be a better singer? This 3rd - 5th grade experience will teach you how to shine! 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.

Wednesdays from 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center

Instructor: Amy McGaha
Cost: $160
Dates: March 14th - April 11th

 

 

Screaming Eagles Jazz Band (US)

Not available at this time

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 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 of experience. Jazz guitar and piano players will need at least 2 years of experience. Instruments that may audition include the following: saxophone, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, clarinet, bass guitar, electric guitar, piano, and percussion. Please see Mr. Roquel for audition material.

Acapella group

 

Acapella music involves voices only, which requires making specific sounds to replace instruments. This group will form a safe space to explore what can happen if we each learn how to bring our unique abilities to the table to sing together as one voice! We will be learning a variety of pieces and medleys from Broadway shows, movie musicals, pop songs, and genres throughout the eras; this is the perfect opportunity to strengthen your ear training abilities, become a confident performer, and learn how to sing some of your favorite songs in unique ways! The acapella group will perform twice in the spring, including a performance at Bravo. Audition Information: Students will prepare a song of their choice with no backing track. Your song selection should showcase your vocal range as well as your ability to add emotion, fun, or character to your performance. Don't be afraid to make creative choices!

To sign up for an audition slot, please use the link below. They will be held on December 5th-8th with the Into the Woods Auditions.

Audition sign up


Experience Art (LS)

 

This session of Experience Art 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.

2nd - 3rd Grade:
Dates: Every Monday from January 7th - March 4th (8 sessions)
Time: 3:05 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.  
Cost: $160 
Instructor: Savannah Sprague (Lower School Art Teacher)
Deadline to Register: Sunday, December 31st

4th - 5th Grade:
Dates: Every Monday from March 11th - May 6th (8 sessions)
Time: 3:05 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Cost: $160 (nonrefundable)
Instructor: Savannah Sprague (Lower School Art Teacher)                                                                                                             Deadline to Register: Monday, February 26th 

 
 

 

National Art Honor Society (HS)

Not available at this time

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

Art Club (MS)

 

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 January 11th - February 29th (8 sessions)
Time: 3:05 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Cost: $160 (nonrefundable) 
Instructor: Savannah Sprague (Lower School Art Teacher)
Deadline to Register: August 11th - February 29th (8 sessions)

Art Club Sign up


Lower School Dance Club

January 9th - February 27th 

In this 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 on ballet, jazz, and tap. Students will learn the skill set of learning choreography quickly and working on the skill of putting their technique in combination with style and performance. Open to students K5 - 5th grade. No experience is required! There will be a small showcase for family and friends on the last day of class.


Dates: January 9th - February 27th
Meeting Days: Tuesdays
Meeting Times: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $160 per semester
Instructor: Lauren McDonald

Ls DANCE CLUB SIGN UP 

 

Upper School Dance Team

January 16th - May 21st

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 and 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.” The US Dance Team will hold tryouts on Tuesday, January 9th, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. All students who are interested must try out for the team. The US Dance Team is geared toward students with intermediate to advanced dance experience 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, and hip-hop. Students will be coached in an encouraging, supportive, and Christ-centered environment. US Dance Team Students will perform in the following: US Chapels, TMA Basketball, and Soccer Games, Bravo, a Celebration of the Arts, and a Choreographic Workshop with student-led choreography projects.

**If you are already on dance team, there is no need to tryout again**


Dates: January 16th - May 21st
Meeting Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Meeting Times: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $180 per semester
Instructor: Lauren McDonald 

US DANCE TEAM SIGN UP