Theatre Arts Department
The Grauer School Theatre Arts department strives to create productions from various genres and eras that are fresh and unique. Through our forward thinking courses, students have the opportunity to embrace all types of leadership and roles such as actors, designers, writers and directors. Our Theatre Arts department aims to incite and excite the craft of theatre and always provide a safe space to collaboratively as well as individually create and appreciate.
Visual Arts Department
The Visual Arts Department is comprised of Studio Art, Photography, and Graphic Arts courses. We cover many mediums ranging from graphite, charcoal, ink, watercolor, acrylic, and digital, to 3-d mediums as well. We emphasize growth in concept, as well as technical skills and encourage students to step out of their comfort zone, experiment and love the process just as much as the final product. Intrinsic motivation is also emphasized in the department, encouraging students to bring and share their passions which helps drive this motivation and intellectual curiosity. The Visual Arts Department offers flexibility and choices for our students within each class, and encourages cross collaboration within the overall Arts Department and into other departments as well (English, Science, Math, etc.).
The Grauer Music Department is a collaborative, hands-on program that fosters each student's unique relationship with music with an emphasis on performance, as well as the following: composition, theory, critical analysis, music history, technology, and the intersection of music with other disciplines. Our honors and internship programs allow students to explore individual musical topics of interest in depth. The small class sizes allow for each student to receive hands-on instruction on the instruments of their choice, and each student has important roles in smaller ensembles, rather than playing a small part in a large ensemble.
Congratulations to all of the students who were just cast in the Theatre Arts Department's production of the play Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass, based on the classic novel by Lewis Carroll. The play will be presented on January 31 through February 2, 2019.
Grauer's Music teachers, Isaac Langen, Tom Hopper, and Jake Kelsoe, presented a Lunchtime Concert on Friday, September 21. The concert featured performances by their Period 6 Music students in the gazebo.
Congratulations to all of the Grauer Visual Arts and Photography students whose work won prizes at the San Diego County Fair! We're expecially excited for our students who won the prestigious "Best in Class" green ribbons for their artwork.
Congratulations to Ethan D. '23 for performing with his 6-cello ensemble at Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall in New York City on Memorial Day. They were invited to perform at this venue after winning 2nd place in the American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition.
Congratulations to the Theatre Arts Department on their showcase of Feiffer's People on Thursday, May 31. The student directors and actors successfully produced all their hard work, and it was a great end to a very successful theatrical year!