Fourth-graders in music class learned about the notes of the treble clef and tested out different rhythms by moving their feet in dancing games.
Arts at MPA is booming, with opportunities for expression and self-discovery for students of all ages. From choral groups and concert bands to visual art, photography, and multimedia production to a host of stage productions, a robust arts program is a key part of the Morgan Park Academy experience. Morgan Park Academy has a long, rich history in the arts, including glee clubs and a swing band in early years. The current curriculum counts visual arts, drama, and music classes as pillars, including electives in ceramics, photography, culinary arts, and radio and podcasting. In the MPA tradition, our dedicated teachers make [...]
Our annual Holiday Concert & Showcase on Dec. 12-13, 2019, spotlighted choral groups and concert bands for grades 4-12, plus a holiday play by our second-grade students! PHOTO SLIDESHOW SEE ALL PHOTOS VIDEO PLAYLIST
From listening skills to learning styles to building confidence through performing on stage, the benefits of singing in a choral group go beyond learning to carry a tune.
Singers and dancers, musicians and magicians — Morgan Park Academy’s best and brightest performers took the stage on April 5, 2019, for the Academy’s Got Talent, an all-school fundraiser. >> SEE MORE PHOTOS: ACADEMY'S GOT TALENT 2019 Hosted by seniors Angela Cabrera and Maya Lopez, the show featured dozens of talented performers from kindergarten through 12th grade: Michael Amberg, Maya Andrews, Trinity Bazile, Halle Berghoff, Leona Bergin, Hailey Brisard, Sasha Bryant, Ruby Cornell, Celia Echols, Sabrina Eng, Kaiden Escobar, Lauren Fifer, Olivia Fitch, Sarah Fitch, Sydni Fullilove, Danya Hasan, Alexander Hendel, Karmyn Jackson, Matthew Jenkins, Walter Lopez, Grace Manning, Mia Martirena, [...]
Through the years, I’ve listened to plenty of excuses from people who do not get involved in the arts. I've made some of them myself! We talk about how we'd like to be part of a particular artistic endeavor, but then claim we aren't good enough to sing or dance or act or draw with the real artists. Too often, we let things like self-doubt, fear of failure or embarrassment, or others' opinions keep us from following our artistic instincts. What are some things we can do to feel more confident? Learn From the Masters So you haven’t found your own [...]
Our annual Winter Showcase, performed twice on Dec. 13-14, spotlighted choral groups and concert bands for grades 4-12, plus a holiday play by our second-grade students! PHOTO SLIDESHOW >> SEE ALL PHOTOS: WINTER SHOWCASE 2018 FULL VIDEO See program below for timestamps for each group. WINTER SHOWCASE December 13-14, 2018 Fourth Grade Band (0:00) "Hot Cross Buns" "Jingle Bells" Maya & Matthew (2:31) "Frosty the Snowman" Fifth Grade Band (4:36) "Jolly Old St. Nicholas" (feat. Autymn & Matthew) "Linus and Lucy" Annika (8:42) "Feliz Navidad" Middle School Band (10:37) "Warm Up Zarathustra" "Air and Dance" "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" Halle, Maya, Angela & [...]
From Beethoven to John Lennon to Disney, MPA bands and choral groups of all ages shined at our annual Spring Concert on May 16-17. Thursday's performance was preceded by a recital for students taking individual music lessons with Mrs. Carlson and Mr. Cantone. PHOTOS: SPRING CONCERT PHOTOS: MUSIC RECITAL VIDEO: SPRING CONCERT