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Fine Arts

The Fine Arts Department at Bishop McNamara offers one of the most extensive arts educations in the Washington, DC area. 

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Creativity and self-expression are essential components of a Bishop McNamara Fine Arts education. Our Fine Arts programs are uniquely placed in both the academic and co-curricular lives of the school. We offer courses and performance opportunities in Band, Broadcast Journalism/Film Production, Chorus, Dance, Orchestra, Theatre, and Visual Arts.

Theatre - Guys and Dolls
Music Trip 2024 to Busch Gardens
2024 Best Communities for Music Education
Visual Arts 2024
Broadcast Journalism
Bank & Orchestra
Student Photography work 2024
The Learned Ladies cast
Traditional African Dance
African Drumming
Thursday Show Mustang News In a Minute 10/28/21
String Ensemble at Grand Opening event
Drumming in African Music with Mr. Bah

The Fine Arts curriculum is designed to awaken and challenge every student's desire to create. Our Fine Arts department is guided by practicing artists who all share a love, passion, and vocation to teach.

Our Programs

Band & Orchestra

Jazz Band
Our Band and Orchestra program has a reputation for excellence throughout the metropolitan Washington, DC area. The study of instrumental music is an important component of providing students with a comprehensive music education.
 

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Broadcast Journalism & Film Production

Broadcast Studio

This program is the study and practice of broadcast journalism and film production. Our program emphasizes news-gathering, writing,  on-camera speaking, video recording, editing, and mass media. Students learn television production, digital video, studio and field production, lighting, and sound.

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Choir

Choir

Our Choir Program at BMHS offers comprehensive music education in various styles of vocal singing. Students receive training in vocal production techniques, music theory, music history, and sight reading. They learn to balance performance and rehearsal schedules, all while maintaining a high level of academic excellence.

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Classical Dance

Classical Dance
Our Classical Dance Program offers excellent training & comprehensive dance education in the classical styles of dance. Students are given the opportunity to engross themselves in the education of ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical & contemporary technique, Improvisation, & composition in four levels of training.
 

Theatre

 Theatre Little Women
Our Theatre Program supports and stimulates creative expression and development while cultivating discipline, confidence, and critical thinking skills. In addition to dramatic acting and musical theatre, students learn production and theatre tech in sets, lights, sound, and costumes from beginning to advanced levels.   
 

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Traditional African Music & Dance

Traditional African Music and Dance is an essential element of Africa's cultural heritage because it is the living expression of its philosophy, and the living memory of its evolution and cultural wealth over the centuries.

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Visual Arts

Visual Arts - student art
The Bishop McNamara Visual Arts Program provides opportunities for our students to develop their understanding and appreciation of the visual by exposing students to sculpture and ceramics, computer graphics, painting, photography, graphic arts, mechanical drawing, art history and internet web page design.
 

Each school year, The Fine Arts Department highlights productions and concerts enabling students to demonstrate their creative accomplishments. All members of our community are invited to these outstanding student performances.

Productions & Concerts

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Fine Arts Course Catalog

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Course Selections


Fine Arts Faculty

Mrs. Francine Amos Hardy

Mrs. Francine Amos Hardy

Fine Arts Faculty, Director of Bands/Instrumental Music, Moderator Tri-M Honor Society
Mr. Victor Bah

Mr. Victor Bah

Fine Arts Faculty, Director of Sankofa & Traditional African Music & Dance
Ms. Leigh Elliott

Ms. Leigh Elliott

Fine Arts Faculty, String Orchestra
Ms. Zuri Foreman

Ms. Zuri Foreman

Class of 2009
Fine Arts Faculty, Classical Dance Assistant
Mrs. Mian Hairston

Mrs. Mian Hairston

Fine Arts Faculty, Traditional African Music & Dance
Ms. Cindy King

Ms. Cindy King

Fine Arts Faculty, Director of Classical Dance
Ms. Janay Middelton

Ms. Janay Middelton

Fine Arts Faculty, Digital Art, Yearbook, Sophomore Class Cabinet Moderator
Mrs. Mary Mitchell-Donahue

Mrs. Mary Mitchell-Donahue

Fine Arts Faculty, Theatre Director, Moderator-International Thespian Society
Mr. Stephen Riley

Mr. Stephen Riley

Fine Arts Faculty, Broadcast Journalism/Film Production
Mr. Phillip San Gabriel

Mr. Phillip San Gabriel

Class of 2004
Adjunct Band Director, Conductor of Jazz Ensemble and Pep Band
Mrs. Dana Shieh

Mrs. Dana Shieh

Fine Arts Faculty, Director of Fine Arts, F.A.D.E. Advisor
Ms. Rhoda Sutton

Ms. Rhoda Sutton

Fine Arts Faculty, Director of Choral Music
Mr. Dominic Traino

Mr. Dominic Traino

Fine Arts Faculty, Theatre Technician, Tech Crew Moderator

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