At Wesleyan, we are pleased to offer our students the opportunity to develop and use their unique gifts and talents in performing and visual arts. Our staff is highly trained and is dedicated to developing the skills of each child to maintain excellence in the Fine Arts program. We are reminded of the importance God places on the arts when He commands us to use our talents skillfully for His glory. In July of 2005, I was called to Wesleyan Christian Academy as Director of Fine and Performing Arts after a long, successful career in church music. In the past ten years the Performing Arts program has hired 3 additional staff members and has grown by 250% to include 41% of our high school students and 63% of our middle school students.
In 2007, a private teaching studio, under the direction of Dr. Mike Jarrett, was established to provide private instruction in instrumental and vocal music. The studio now engages 22 professional teachers to provide 240+ private lessons per week for students of the academy and individuals in the community. In addition, in the fall of 2009, the performing arts department introduced a dance studio in partnership with High Point Ballet School of Dance. Now totally independent, the studio provides college preparatory instruction in ballet, tap, jazz, and modern dance.
A highlight of our department is our annual musical production. We were grateful for the opportunity to premiere Peter Pan for the Triad in the spring of 2018 with 4 performances for over 2500 attendees.
It is the desire of the Wesleyan performing and visual arts program to bring glory to God through the skillful use of the gifts and talents of its students. We have adopted Soli Deo Gloria - To God Alone Be the Glory - as the goal of our program.
I trust as you consider Wesleyan for your school of choice, you will consider participating in the performing and/or visual arts program. It would be our pleasure to have you join other like-minded students who desire to pursue excellence with their unique talents for the glory of God.