Kettle Moraine School for Arts and Performance
Face of Performing Arts Education
Kettle Moraine School for Arts and Performance (Left to right) Noor Salameh, student; Elena Cressy, teacher; Amelia Riesing, student; Max Levine, student; Photo by Boutique Photographer Linda Smallpage; Instagram: @boutiquephotographer | Facebook: Boutique Photographer | Linkedin: Linda Smallpage
A student at Kettle Moraine School for Arts and Performance might start the day with a normal high school class, like Algebra II. Then maybe they’ll have history – but it won’t be a standard history class. It might be “History on Screen, Stage and Page” or “Broadway Teaches History: Titanic and More,” classes that combine a conventional high school subject with the arts.
“We teach through interdisciplinary seminars,” says Kevin Erickson, the director of KM Perform. “The students are taking different seminars and workshops every four to six weeks, which gives them the ability to get what they need for college prep, while also being exposed to different instructors, guests and artists.”
Students at KM Perform focus on music, art, theater or writing. A music focus, for example, gives students hours of instruction in their chosen instrument or in singing – from teachers, guest instructors and experts, alongside interdisciplinary seminars and a vigorous college prep curriculum.
“Students at KM Perform are fully immersed in their art,” Erickson says. “What makes our school exceptional, I think, is marrying a rich academic pedagogy with this fantastic arts program.”
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