Shattuck-St. Mary’s School values the importance of the arts in education.We’re committed to offering the best opportunities for students of all skill levels to pursue interests in performing and visual arts, providing a safe and encouraging environment for them to explore and challenge themselves artistically. Students of all talents enjoy courses and activities in music, dance, photography, sculpting, painting, theatre, video production, and more, from the most highly qualified instructors.
For serious vocalists and instrumentalists, Shattuck-St. Mary’s offers specialized Centers of Excellence Programs in Pre-Conservatory Music and Vocal Performance. These programs incorporate individualized training from world-class college professors and Master Teachers as part of the student’s school day, along with performance opportunities at various concerts and competitions.
While all of our students are required to take one arts elective each year, we find the majority of our students are eager to sing, act, dance, play an instrument, try the pottery wheel, learn to perfect their video skills, and more!
The Shattuck-St. Mary’s Vocal Performance Center of Excellence had an unprecedented showing at the Minnesota NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) vocal competition on Nov. 3 and 4.
Osip Nikiforov ’13, a graduate of Shattuck-St. Mary’s Pre-Conservatory Center of Excellence, was recently named a finalist in the Young Artist Division of Weatherford College International Piano Competition.
Hannah Ray ’21, a senior in the Shattuck-St. Mary’s Vocal Performance Program (VPP) Center of Excellence, has continued to succeed in multiple musical competitions this spring, while working towards a role in a professional opera.