By Abby Stanford 2027 and Jalen Hagans 2027 Every year, creative students from schools across Georgia meet in Columbus, GA and share their passion for art while learning more about the fabulous world of theater at an event called ThesCon. One of the many fun things one can do is perform… Read More »Georgia Jr. ThesCon: A Student Perspective
Ericka Shannon joined Mount Vernon this year as a member of the Performing Arts faculty, focusing on Preschool, following several years as a teaching artist at various schools and preschools. Ericka grew up in Atlanta with a love of dancing; she danced professionally for a decade in Nashville, Lexington, and Augusta… Read More »Ericka Shannon
By Emi Lutz 2024 The Fabulous Mustangs, now in its second year, is Mount Vernon Upper School’s Premier Performing group organized by Music Director Vann Thornton. The group is student-led by seniors Maggie Sims, Will Jackson, and Miller Woodall, with the members choosing songs and having input into the arrangements.… Read More »The Fabulous Mustangs
Thriving at Mount Vernon By Kat Petty 2024 Mount Vernon is known for its global connectivity, and the theater department exemplifies this through its involvement with the International Thespian society. The International Thespian society, which was formed in 1929, is an international society meant to honor student achievement in theatre.… Read More »The Thespian Society:
Shay Jones is the Performance Dance Team Director, and Carrie Patrick is the Performance Dance Team Ballet Teacher. The team practices at the Upper Campus on Wednesday afternoons. Dance Team members: Returning this year: Julianna Duguid, Hadley Ryan Giardino, Ada Ibrahimbegovic and Addie Tabor. And our newest team members; Ava… Read More »Lower Campus Dance Team
Cheryl Bruno is Mt. Vernon’s Early Childhood Visual Arts instructor, a role she describes as her dream job, as it incorporates her two favorite things: young kids and ‘making things’. Cheryl grew up in North Augusta, SC and earned an undergraduate degree in Performing Arts with a concentration in Costume… Read More »MV Faculty Spotlight: Cheryl Bruno
On February 9th, MV Grandparents were invited to attend a virtual coffee with Matt Neylon, Director of Visual & Performing Arts. Mr. Neylon presented the Mount Vernon Studios integrated arts strategy to them. This is what a few of them had to say: Carol Eady, Nanna to Milo (4th) and Kai… Read More »MV Studios: What the Grandparents Have to Say!
Lower School to Stage Rumplestiltskin the Week of February 14th! Audition and Production Information Here! This year marks the third partnership between Mount Vernon Arts and the Missoula Children’s Theater, whose mission is the development of life skills in children through participation in the performing arts. MCT is the nation’s largest… Read More »Rumplestiltskin￼
ONE NIGHT ONLY This year’s Jazz Night will be held on Tuesday, February 22nd from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in the MS Gym and will feature student musicians, our MV Music Faculty, assisted by some fantastic Atlanta area professionals. This will be an amazing access point for our students AND families to get a… Read More »Jazz Night
Don’t miss your chance to see the Middle School’s Mustang Musical Sketch Show this week only! Back for its second year in a row, the Mustang Musical Sketch Show is a hilarious mashup of short student-written comedy sketches and some musical numbers — it’s like “Saturday Night Live” and “All… Read More »Mustang Musical Sketch Show!