The 2020-21 school year has been unlike any other. With online classes, hybrid learning, and social distancing, our students have persevered through unusual circumstances to keep learning on track. Our families know the arts are an integral part of a TAISM education, and through the creativity of our teachers and staff, we’ve kept music, drama, and the visual arts alive and well in the TAISM community.
Here are just a few ways we’ve kept arts learning alive during this academic year.
Eric Whitacre, a Grammy-award winning artist, composer, conductor, and pioneer of virtual choirs, spoke with our Middle and High School Band students and answered their questions.
Our high school actors gifted our community with a virtual production of the one-act comedy “Help Desk,” showcasing both their talent and perseverance to continue making art even when distanced.
The TAISM Kindred Choir also pre-recorded their Red Night concert build around the theme of compassion and socially-engaged musicianship. Our ensemble worked with guest artists and premiered the concert for our community on March 21.
Our High School Student Council Service Committee organized a PepFest Drop-Off Fundraiser as a part of our Terry Fox events.
Art with Heart
Vistual art is an excellent way to express feelings. Some of our Elementary School artists took inspiration from Romero Britto, a Brazilian artist who utilizes vibrant colors, to create their own colorful and optimistic hearts just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Thank you to our creative and resourceful visual and performing arts teachers for keeping the arts thriving at TAISM this year!