At the heart of the Performing Arts Department is a commitment to process; to helping students learn and experience what it is to be an artist. The Performing Arts Department offers a variety of courses in dance, instrumental and vocal music, and theater, to demonstrate the breadth and depth of each discipline and to supply opportunities in the arts for the wide range of Windward students attracted to our programs. Ensemble building, creativity and discovery, artistic rigor and contribution, and the development of a clearly articulated voice are at the core of our philosophy.
With dynamic facilities, a growing body of full-time and guest faculty working professionally at the top of their fields, and a steady influx of talented new student artists, Windward Performing Arts seeks to provide a creative, challenging, and nurturing environment that offers the highest quality of instruction to every student. This aim seeks to serve both the bright and talented student coming to experience the pure enjoyment and appreciation of the arts to those seeking unparalleled preparation for higher education and beyond.
Daniel Koh, Director of Performing Arts; Area Advisor: Vocal Music
Our vision and hope is to build a community and a culture where students can feel safe and empowered to discover and explore their own voices, to collaborate thoughtfully and take risks with their fellow artists, to pursue excellence as lifelong learners, and to tell stories and express ideas in authentic, honest and ethical ways.The Performing Arts faculty are committed to giving our students broad access to and deep understanding of an ever-widening diversity of genres, materials, and stories, so that our students may learn how to build artistic lives that are grounded in empathy, understanding, inclusion, and courage. We invite you to join us on this journey.