My four children are all different, but one thing I love about MVC is that there is an artistic opportunity for everyone. My son learned he loved ceramics. My daughter has developed her singing voice, and she also turned into a budding photographer. Our whole family enjoys the plays and concerts, and the quality of last year's art show was simply stunning.
- MVC Parent
There are so many ways to get involved in Studio MVC.
Choir, Intermediate Choir, Advanced Choir, Vocal Technique, Beginning Instruments, Mustang Band, Hand Bell Choir, Worship Band, and Orchestra.
Drama I to Advanced Drama, Improv, Plays, Musicals, and more.
Drawing & Painting (intro to advanced), Sculpture, Photography (intro to advanced), and Ceramics.
Digital Video (intro to advanced), and Graphic Design (intro to advanced).
Students may show their art work in a campus show as well as participate in a county-wide high school student show at the Santa Cruz Art League. Art Club members may participate in campus projects as well as visit art shows at various museums. MVC choirs have performed in a host of venues, from local concert halls to the Vatican.
The theatre arts department has regular performances, from plays, to musicals, to student-directed one-acts (enrollment in intermediate or advanced drama is by audition only). The fall play and spring musical are open to all MVCS students. Rehearsals are held after school in the theatre lab.
You can see some of the honors earned by our Fine and Performing Arts students here.