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Performing Arts Pathway



Act, Compose, Sing, Dance, Write, Perform: Delve into Performing Arts!

Students engage in a discipline-based performing arts curriculum encompassing music and film appreciation and history – exploring classic to contemporary genres, creative expression, technique and critical analysis.


Classes encourage the development of students’ creative processes as individual performers, as well as members of an ensemble. Students have opportunities to perform live through dramatic and musical theater productions, and band, orchestra and choir performances throughout the year. Courses include regular rehearsals and showcase performances.


Students will also be introduced to the behind-the-scenes operations of stage management, lighting and sound through the ESHS state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center.


Performing Arts Course

  • Drama
  • Film Analysis (Spring)


Chorale Arts Courses

  • Chorale Choir
  • Chamber Choir
  • Honors Ensemble


Music Courses

  • Advanced Band
  • Beginning Strings
  • Concert Orchestra
  • Symphony Orchestra


*Please see ESHS Course Planning Guide at for full course descriptions, required prerequisites and auditions details.


Capstone Project – Senior Year

The Visual & Performing Arts (VAPA) Capstone Project is a culmination of the student's work, designed with the input of the student's VAPA advisor. Seniors will create a body of work that highlights their personal interests, area of specialization, a community need, and/or career choice. All projects will include an essay, product and portfolio. Additional requirements may be determined by the department and advisor.


Student Success Stories

ESHS Marching Band and Color Guard Enjoy Winning Season


ESHS Choir Tours Hawaii for Performances and Cultural Exchange


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