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Genoa Christian Academy offers a full range of creative opportunities, including theater, music, digital and studio arts. Scroll down for details.
It is our heartfelt desire to create a program where every student has an opportunity to participate and every student can shine. The GCA Drama Department is truly unique due to the extremely high level of participation across all grade levels of our Middle and High School. We take pride in the fact that nearly everyone in the student body gets involved in our theater productions.
Open to grades 6-12, students learn basic theater skills and fundamentals such as character development, stage movement, vocal techniques and improvisation. Students may perform in the GCA Talent Show and have the opportunity to audition for the annual fall play and spring musical.
Past productions include:
The Sound of Music
Singin' in the Rain
The Jungle Book
My Fair Lady
Anne of Green Gables
Beauty and the Beast
Alice in Wonderland
The GCA Visual Arts program exposes students to traditional fine art techniques and art history as well as digital processes such as animation, coding and graphic design.
Elementary students have a Visual Arts class each week. Grades K-12 display artwork during the Spring Art Show. Upper Academy students may choose from a variety of art electives including digital photography, graphic design, illustration and animation, and studio art.
GCA students in all grades are exposed to a broad range of mediums including printmaking, drawing, painting, sculpture, video game programming, and graphic design. Basic coding is offered as part of the middle and high school art curriculum as students learn to program interactive games and stories using Scratch. Students also design and produce objects using a 3D printer. Exhibition opportunities include the Spring Art Show and animation screenings at our annual Talent Show.
Elementary students enjoy a weekly music class and perform during our Christmas Show and K-5 Spring Musical each year. Fourth grade students perform in a special recorder concert. Fifth grade students have the option of additional study by joining our school band.
Electives for Middle & High School include:
Mixed Choir: Choir students are encouraged to use their gifts for God’s glory and to praise Him through song. Attention is given to, but not limited to sight-reading, tonal memory, rehearsal techniques, vocal technique and two-part vocal divisions.
Concert Band: Students are exposed to a multitude of music styles while working in the Essential Elements for Band series. Emphasis is on sight-reading skills, music theory, playing in an ensemble, and individual instrument proficiency.
Praise Band: Students will develop their musical abilities as they take an active role in leading worship during weekly chapel services.