Winning Weekend for MSA Theatre and Music

Theatre wins top awards at Ohlone Festival, Jazz Choirs, Bands score high at Santa Cruz Festival Over 150 Marin School of the Arts students fanned out across Northern California March 18th and 19th to share their talents and represent Novato High School in two major festivals. Forty-seven students, coached by MSA Theatre Director Rodney Franz, choreographer Devin […]

MSA Theatre Wins Gold at Lenaea Festival

Students also win awards for Monologues, Duo scenes and Musical Theatre It was a remarkable weekend for the Marin School of the Arts Theatre Program with students winning multiple awards at Lenaea Theatre Festival Feb. 6-7. The Novato High School-based arts program earned Gold for its One Act version of Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado. […]

MSA Jazz Choir Wins at Folsom Jazz Festival

Combos take top honors, bands deliver outstanding performances The MSA Jazz Choir 1 took first place among high school jazz choirs in the Folsom Jazz Festival vocal competition January 23 when the 14-member group performed to a standing ovation at the annual high school choir competition and went on to win the Jazz Choir Sweepstakes. Competing against […]

MSA Teacher Earns Major Honors

Glenn Corey named Outstanding Educator by nationally renowned groups, His Product Design Class a national teaching model NHS/MSA Teacher Glenn Corey has been selected by the California League of High Schools as an “Outstanding Educator” in the region. He was honored Tuesday, Nov. 3, at the Olympic Club in San Francisco as one of a select group of […]

Cinematic Arts student earns full scholarship to Academy of Art University

MSA Cinematic Arts student Duncan Frost has been awarded the Academy of Art University’s Presidential Scholarship, which includes four years of tuition worth $100,000 to the respected private arts school in San Francisco. Rebecca Delgado Rottman, AAU Vice President for Community Relations and Governmental Affairs, (pictured at far left) presented Frost with the award at the 5th Annual […]

MSA Students Win Major Awards at Recent Theatre & Music Festivals

Marin School of the Arts students excelled at three major arts festivals over the weekend of March 20-21. There were dozens of group and individual awards in drama and music competitions. Ohlone Theatre Festival  The MSA Theatre Department had an incredible showing at the 21st Annual Ohlone College Theatre Festival, winning the coveted Sweepstakes Trophy Award for […]

MSA Jazz earns titles at Folsom Jazz Festival

Strong Showing for Jazz Bands, Jazz Combo and Jazz Choir  MSA Music is celebrating after students gave outstanding performances at the Folsom Jazz Festival, one of the largest music competitions in Northern California. Five bands and jazz choir from MSA at Novato High School competed non Jan. 24, with over 75 students performing.  Topping the scores, […]

MSA Awarded Matching Grant

$15,000 award to support MSA program needs matching donations to qualify The Marin School of the Arts Foundation is pleased to announce the approval of a $15,000 matching grant from Miranda Lux Foundation for general support of MSA educational programs. As a matching grant, MSA receives the funds only if we raise $15,000 in matching donations through […]

MSA Students Win at Marin County Fair

The following students won awards for their creative entries or performances at the 2014 Marin County Fair. Their strong showing demonstrates the caliber of talent among MSA’s student body—Congratulations to them all! Performing Arts – Yvonne Bush Award (13-19 yrs) Gabriel Garcia VM’18 Performing Arts – Vocal Individual 1st Place: Gabriel Garcia VM’18 2nd Place: […]