President’s Own US Marin Band visits MSA



A quintet from “The President’s Own” United States Marines Band performed for MSA Classical students last week, including a repertoire of traditional classical pieces and each describing their background and journey to become band members. “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band’s mission is to perform for the President of the United States and the […]

Noted Vocalist Inspires and Trains MSA Students



Every other Friday teaching artist Jessica Winn works with MSA Treble Choir students to refine their skills and offer new techniques. The classically trained vocalist is a notable mezzo-soprano in the Bay Area classical vocal community who has been performing and teaching for over two decades. Jessica earned her Bachelor’s degree in Music at Mannes […]

Students Perform, Exhibit at Book Passage



Students Perform, Exhibit at Book Passage

Marin School of the Arts took over Book Passage in Corte Madera September 27 for its annual soiree on the road. The free annual event included performances by students in Creative Writing, Dance, Music and Theatre with all Visual Arts programs presenting works on exhibit. The annual event celebrates arts in the community and with […]

Welcome new MSA Teaching Artists



Welcome new MSA Teaching Artists

MSA is pleased to welcome new teaching artists to work with students in our programs throughout the semester and school year. These professional dancers, choreographers, vocalists and musicians bring an unparalleled level of training to our students and offer a diversity of techniques and styles that allow students to grow to their full potential. These […]

MSA Live on NHS Campus



MSA Live on NHS Campus

Families, friends and supporters of MSA gathered at the NHS outdoor stage Friday, Sept. 13, 2019 for a beautiful evening of creativity and informal performances. The warm summer evening was alight with the strength of our MSA community, from the vocalist reading original poetry, to actors premiering their new band and a multitude of musicians […]

MSA Student News — Sept. 11, 2019



MSA Student News — Sept. 11, 2019

MSA Rock Band Releases New Album Check out MSA Rock Band Imsoms new album, available on Bandcamp.com! The album, Aquatica, includes seven tracks by current and alumni MSA students. Julian Kindermann (MSA ’19)- Guitar, Vocals, Bass, Kalimba virtuoso Enzo Periera (MSA ’21)- drums, percussion, owl whistle, and wooden frogAngel Gregorian (MSA ’19) – VocalsEli Carlton-Pearson […]

MSA Faculty Honored by Novato Rotary



MSA faculty Sabrina Kalleen and Howard Gersh were among 19 Novato teachers honored as Teachers of the Year by the Novato Rotary Club, in a luncheon award ceremony on Friday, May 4. Ms. Kalleen, who teaches MSA & NHS Ceramics and Sculpture, was honored as an NHS teacher who inspires her students to think “big” and take […]

Student Musicians Work with Finnish Rock Star



Janne Warman, keyboardist with Metal band “Children of Bodom” from Finland, spent the morning with MSA Music students Monday, November 6, during a stop on the band’s North American Tour. Longtime friend Howard Gersh, MSA Visual Arts teacher, arranged for Janne’s visit and spent the morning hosting the melodic metal band star. Janne sat in […]

Lessons from SF Comic Con:



Rhian Robinson, MSA Office Manager, Shares her Insights from her ‘Secret Life’ As temperatures soared and the Bay Area wilted last weekend, I stayed cool at San Francisco Comic Con, where I worked as an assistant for Sean Maguire, star of Once Upon A Time and Timeless. Apart from his rugged good looks, the most […]

MSA a Marin County Marinovator – Combining Art & Technology



Product Design, Dance & Rock Band Perform at Fourth Annual County-wide Event MSA returned to the county’s celebration of Innovative Schools Programs held at College of Marin on Earth Day Saturday with another creative collaboration between Dance and Product Design and performances by MSA Rock Band Funkschway. MSA’s popular band entertained with original and covers of popular music […]