William Nix, Class of 2023 Are ‘ya ready kids? Mount Vernon’s production of SpongeBob The Musical took place just below the ocean floor in a town named Bikini Bottom. In the face of an apocalypse, a volcano threatening to end all of Bikini Bottom as we know it, SpongeBob and a cast… Read More »Who Lives In A Pineapple Under The Sea?
This article was contributed by Preschool Teachers Mavi Kier and Elizabeth Jones Stools in the classroom become a drum set. A wooden spoon becomes an electric guitar. A pencil becomes a microphone. Soon, you hear the creative lyrics of a rap song accompanied by instrumental sounds, ringing through the classroom.… Read More »Preschool Musical Journey to Becoming Recording Artists
In Action Day: An Immersive Arts Experience at the Lower Campus This story was contributed by Amanda Lower, Lower School Performing Arts Instructor, 2-5; Art Design by 5th grader Hulya Inel On Friday, April 22 the Lower Campus was alive with Immersive Arts Experiences. During their regular connections block, the… Read More »Art In Action Day
On Sunday, May 15, Middle and Upper School Thespians, arts faculty and parents gathered at the Upper Campus to celebrate the completion of a successful performing arts season, honor Mount Vernon’s Thespians and Jr. Thespians, and bid farewell to its seniors. This year’s theme was Red Carpet/Met Gala, and the… Read More »2021-22 Theater Season Wraps for the Mount Vernon All Stars at the Thespys Awards Banquet￼
Alison James is a member of Mount Vernon’s Visual and Performing Arts faculty and focuses on strings instruction through the Choice Electives program in the Middle school. The Strings elective offers the traditional orchestra strings: violin, viola, and cello. The class meets 2-3 times every week, the students select the… Read More »MV Faculty Spotlight: Alison James￼
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
2022-23 School Year This summer, Matt Neylon will transition from Director of Visual & Performing Arts into a new role focused on supporting staff wellness, retention, and recruitment efforts. It’s not an easy time to be a teacher and with 53% of teachers across the country considering leaving the profession… Read More »Arts Faculty Leadership
by William Nix, Class of 2023 Win Scott is a senior at Mount Vernon who has been dedicating his time and talents to the arts since he came to Mount Vernon his freshman year. Win has been actively participating in MV theatre productions and many film projects since his debut.… Read More »Senior Spotlight: A Sit Down With Win Scott
AN ILIAD is a modern-day retelling of Homer’s classic. Poetry and humor, the ancient tale of the Trojan War and the modern world collide in this captivating theatrical experience. The setting is simple: the empty theater. The time is now: the present moment. The lone figure onstage is a storyteller—possibly Homer, possibly one of the many bards who followed in his footsteps. He is fated to tell this story throughout history.
Walking into the Springs Cinema Taphouse and seeing the lobby filled with familiar faces was a fantastic start to our first annual MV Film Festival. Wednesday evening. Actors, directors, and videographers surrounded their fearless leader. Al Basulto is a new face to Mount Vernon, joining the staff during the pandemic,… Read More »MV’s Film Festival