The visual and performing arts are a vibrant entity at Shorecrest, bursting
with enrichment in all grade levels, state-of-the-art facilities, over thirty Upper School course offerings with numerous honors and AP classes, and an extraordinary level of student participation.
The accomplished professionals in the Arts and Humanities department have encouraged and guided our students through many successful endeavors at local, state and national levels. Shorecrest students have received awards and acclaim for their paintings, photography, TV productions, graphic design, music performances, playwrighting, film making, acting, musical theatre and dance performances.
An extension of the Arts and Humanities Department, the Cultural Enrichment program provides an additional opportunity for Shorecrest students to acquire an even broader knowledge of the arts. We expose all of our students to art, music, dance and theatre by having workshops within the classrooms and bringing national and international performers to the school. Our students also take trips to various museums and performing arts centers in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa and Sarasota.
With a strong belief that literacy in the arts is essential to the development of a well-educated person, Shorecrest provides its students with a dazzling array of cultural and intellectual arts opportunities.
The exceptionally talented faculty includes a nationally recognized playwright who has two Eugene O'Neill Awards to his credit as well as several off-Broadway plays and screen plays; a musical theatre instructor who has published four original musicals and written and directed the music for more than a dozen American Stage productions of Shakespeare in the Park; a highly respected dance instructor who has trained with members of the Royal Ballet and the New York City Ballet and has won national awards for her choreography of tap, lyrical, jazz and musical theatre productions; and an instrumental music instructor who was a former recording artist for RCA records and has played with both symphonies and "Big Bands” throughout his distinguished career.