Experience the Arts!
We offer many ways to Experience the Arts!
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
Improv Comedy Lab (MS & HS)
Beginning September 8th
Broadway Junior Review: Raise Your Voice (LS)
August 31 - October 22, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Raise Your Voice is a brand-new revue featuring songs from across MTI's Broadway Junior® collection. From Broadway Junior musicals based on classic titles like Guys and Dolls and Oliver! to beloved Disney shows like The Little Mermaid and Mary Poppins, Raise Your Voice offers a fun introduction to musical revues for young performers.
Meets Wednesdays from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Performance: October 22
A.C.T.S. Drama Club (LS)
Fall 2022, beginning September 7
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 upon the circumstances, skits may need to be recorded for teachers to show to their students instead of being performed live.
Private Lessons (US and LS)
Over the past year, we have been working with The Music Box in Winter Springs. We have had the opportunity to connect and work out the details of how we could benefit from partnering with each other, allowing us to impact music education in Winter Springs and the Oviedo area. We were drawn to each other's music programs by carrying similar goals and values. Together, we established a plan to bring more private lessons instructors to our space at TMA. By building this relationship, we will offer more than double the private lesson opportunities we currently have. In addition to this, we will be connected to more opportunities to partner with them in community events, allowing students to share their talents and love for Christ outside of our campus.
What does this mean for you? If you are interested in participating in our new program, please fill out this interest form. We are currently working out and solidifying all the details. Nothing will change for TMA families in terms of billing or location. TMA will manage the billing of private lessons, which will be at the same cost they have always been. The only difference is that The Music Box will supply the instructor and the communications regarding the schedule. Each of these instructors comes with a faith-based background and fully agrees with TMA's statement of faith. Not only is this partnership bringing Christians together, but it is also allowing our two groups to serve in the community and share the love of Jesus through our student's passions and talents.
Elementary Band (Grades 4 & 5)
Tuesdays from 3:15 - 4:15 p.m.
This afterschool program is an opportunity for your child to learn about the instruments of the traditional wind ensemble. Students will learn how to play and take care of their very own instrument. We will learn how to read music and go through the beginner concepts of what it means to be a member of the band. This club is a great starter for those who are wanting to be members of the TMA upper bands as well as for students who simply love music. We will meet once a week after school on Tuesdays from 3:15-4:15. Once students have tried out all of the instruments, they will need to rent one from our partner company or they may purchase one if they would like.
Experience Choir (K5 — 5th grade)
Tuesdays from 3:00 p.m. — 4:15 p.m.
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.
Instructor: Amy McGaha, US Choir Director
August - November (Football Season) but may include some performances beyond this time
This will be an after school club that will focus on building a drumline for TMA. As a member of this club, you will learn about the different instruments of the drumline as well as basic techniques for playing. It will be one of our goals to play several cadences that can be performed at various sporting events at TMA and help to bring some energy and encouragement to the fans and players. This club will meet once a week after school and will require a lot of extra practice throughout the week. Students must be able to attend some after school sporting events. The fee for this club will include one set of drum sticks as well as a t-shirt. Students may also choose to buy a practice pad which can be used at home. Previous experience is preferred but is not necessary for this club. Instrument selection for the drumline will be audition based.
Instructor: Chad Roquel
Screaming Eagles Jazz Band (US)
Wednesdays 2:05 p.m. - 3:30 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. Students will receive a TMA polo and will be able to participate in a field trip to see the UCF Flying Horse Big Band.
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.
Instructor: Chad Roquel
Experience Art (LS)
Every Monday from September 12th to October 31st
Our fall session will be for K-1 only, and 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.
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.
Lower School Dance Club
Middle School Dance Club
In our Middle School Dance, 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. Students will learn skill set of learning choreography quickly and working the skill of putting their technique in combination with style and performance. The Middle School Dance Club will have opportunities to perform within the Fine Arts production calendar including concerts, chapels, shows and more. Open to students 6th - 8th grade. No experience required.
High School Dance Club
Upper School Dance Club will be open to students with intermediate to advanced dance technique looking to improve upon their technique in class and excited about performance opportunities at TMA. Participants will explore different styles of dance including, but not limited to, Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Tap & Hip Hop. Students will not need prior experience in all dance disciplines but should have some ballet & jazz training. Students will be coached in an encouraging, supportive, team building & Christ centered environment. Students will be asked to perform in the following : US Chapels, The Fine Arts Christmas Feast, Spring Concert, athletic events and the Spring Musical Shrek. Students will also have opportunities to lead & create their own choreography to showcase in performance pieces.