Arts

Music is an integral part of the educational experience at TAISM. Elementary students experience a comprehensive, hands-on and fun-filled approach to music. Apart from regular music lessons, students are offered many additional opportunities to expand their music learning and appreciation by participating in the Annual Elementary Musical, singing in After-School Choir, learning the recorder, playing the ukulele, and attending in and out-of-school concerts.

Band & Choir
All 6th grade students have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument in our beginning band program and sing in choir. As they progress in 7th and 8th grade, students are granted more choice in which area to specialize in music; either band or choir. At the high school level, 9th-12th graders can elect to join the Concert Band, Jazz Band, Kindred Chamber Choir, and/or Concert Choir.  They can audition for festivals supported by The Association of Music in International Schools (AMIS). Our middle and high school band program is inclusive of all ability levels, focusing on collaboration, community and the development of individual and ensemble skills. 

Drama
Students in grades 7-12 have the opportunity to take drama during the school day, and the after school productions are a very special extension of their learning process. In addition to an annual elementary production, the Bosch Center is home stage to the work of middle school and high school plays and musicals. 

TAISM Drama and Musical Productions

2001–2002

  • The Wizard of Oz - Directed by Rebecca Oden​

2002-2003  

  • The Fantastiks - Directed by Rebecca Oden/Melanie Brink

2003-2004  

  • School Daze - Directed by Tina Casey

2004–2005

  • Christmas at the OK Corral - Directed by Tina Casey
  • Go Fish - Directed by Melanie Brink
  • Chasing Dreams - Directed by Tina Casey

2005–2006

  • Another Romeo & Juliet - Directed by Tina Casey
  • Annie, Jr. - Directed by Melanie Brink, Mary Almquist, and Holly Albers​
  • Our Town - Directed by Kris Hovland

2006–2007

  • Grease - Directed by Tina Casey/Melanie Brink
  • Rats - Directed by Gwen Willson​
  • The Odd Couple - Directed by Kris Hovland

2007–2008

  • Into the Woods - Directed by Kris Hovland/Melanie Brink/Dolly Ellwein​
  • Aesop’s (Oh So Slightly) Updated Fables and School Daze - Directed by Kris Hovland​
  • The Emperor’s New Clothes - Directed by Gwen Willson​
  • Horror High - Directed by Kris Hovland​
  • Faculty  Broadway Revue - Directed by Gwen Willson and Tim Willson

2008–2009

  • Back to the 80’s - Directed by Kris Hovland/Melanie Brink
  • Aladdin, Jr. - Directed by Kris Hovland/Melanie Brink
  • Treasure Island - Directed by Gwen Willson​
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Directed by Kris Hovland​
  • Cut - Directed by Kris Hovland

2009–2010

  • Guys and Dolls, Jr. - Directed by Kris Hovland/Melanie Brink
  • 30 Reasons Not to Be in a Play - Directed by Kris Hovland​
  • The Princess and the Porcupine - Directed by Sammy Habib/Omar Maan​
  • Dragon Tale - Directed by Gwen Willson​
  • In a Strange Land and Booby Trap - Directed by Kris Hovland​
  • Will and Whimsy - Directed by Kris Hovland

2010–2011

  • A-Haunting We Will Go - Directed by Kris Hovland​
  • Goldilocks on Trial and Monster Hunters - Directed by Kris Hovland​
  • Jungle Book - Directed by Jason Drahos​
  • Once on This Island - Directed by Kris Hovland/Melanie Brink
  • Rules of Comedy - Directed by Kris Hovland

2011–2012

  • A Brief Unit on Interdimensional Heroism - Directed by Kris Hovland​
  • Dear Edwina, Jr. - Directed by Kris Hovland/Jason Drahos​
  • Pinocchio - Directed by Gwen Willson​
  • Mulan, Jr. - Directed by Kris Hovland/Melanie Brink
  • DeeDeeby and Homework Eats Dog - Directed by Dee Dee Dvirna/Kris Hovland​
  • The Frog Prince and Rapunzel Uncut - Directed by Kendra Kuti

2012–2013         

  • Is There a Comic in the House? - Directed by Kris Hovland​
  • A Dickens Christmas - Directed by Gwen Willson​
  • Circus Olympus - Directed by Kris Hovland​
  • The Little Mermaid, Jr. - Directed by Kris Hovland/Melanie Brink
  • Sally Cotter and the Censored Stone - Directed by Kris Hovland​

2013-2014

  • Stardust - Directed by Kris Hovland​
  • Winning Whiners and How I Got That Part - Directed by Kris Hovland​
  • Treasure Island - Directed by Rachel Kerr
  • The Music Man, Jr. - Directed by Kris Hovland/Jason Drahos

2014-2015           

  • Xanadu -  Directed by Kris Hovland​
  • Facing-Up - Directed by Kris Hovland​
  • Magic School House: Knights at Dawn -  Directed by Rachel Kerr
  • Honk - Directed by Kendra Kuti​
  • Selfie - Directed by Kris Hovland​
  • Superheroes - Directed by Kris Hovland

2015-2016           

  • The Outsiders - Directed by Kris Hovland​
  • Dorthy in Wonderland - Directed by Kendra Kuti​
  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Jr. - Directed by Rachel Elbin and Wendi Buck
  • Freckleface Strawberry - Directed by Kris Hovland 
  • The Grimm Brothers Spectaculathon - Directed by Kris Hovland​

2016-2017

  • The Bold, The Young, and The Murdered - Directed by Kris Hovland​
  • All I Ever Needed to Know I Learned from Being a Zombie - Directed by Kris Hovland​
  • The Other Room - Directed by Kris Hovland​
  • Romeo To Go - Directed by Kris Hovland​
  • It’s a Wonderful Neverland - Directed by Kendra Kuti 
  • Law and Order:Fairy Tale Unit - Directed by Kendra Kuti          
  • Annie - Directed by Rachel Elbin, Music Director Andrew Elbin​
  • All Shook Up - Directed by Kris Hovland/Andrew Elbin, Choreography Loralea Wood

Visual Arts
TAISM believes that visual art is an essential component to being a well-rounded, educated person. Elementary students explore artistic styles and concepts through a variety of mediums and activities. Middle School Art is an extension of Elementary Art in that students are continuing to expand their conceptual understanding of art and its impact on society and culture. The High School Visual Arts is taught in media specific, semester long courses, including but not limited to Painting, Printmaking, Ceramics, Visual Journals and 2D Design.