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 […]

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 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 […]

Divine Wine and Food Extravaganza: An Exceptional Evening Benefiting MSA

The 2015 DIVINE WINE & FOOD EXTRAVAGANZA presented by Academy of Art University and the Harbor Point Charitable Foundation (HPCF) is gearing up for an unforgettable evening and fundraiser featuring world-class wines, mouth-watering cuisine, great auction items and special entertainment by talented MSA students. Proceeds will benefit MSA’s programs. Presenting sponsor, Academy of Art University […]

Catch Great MSA Performances at NHS

You don’t need to go far or wait long to find outstanding entertainment with the two major MSA productions premiering this weekend April 24-26 by MSA Dance and Theatre. The MSA Spring Dance Concert kicks off its 3-night performance series on Friday, April 24, at 7pm in the Novato High School Old Gym. The space has […]

San Rafael A Cappella Group visits MSA

The San Rafael-based teen a cappella group, ‘Til Dawn, performed for the MSA Vocal Music Program at the end of March. ‘Til Dawn, a premier vocal program under Marin County’s Youth in Arts program, draws the best vocalists from all over Marin County and performs across the Bay Area.  There are a record six MSA students currently participating […]

MSA Rocks the Fenix

MSA rock bands played to a packed house at Fenix in San Rafael on Sunday night. Following an opening set by San Jose Middle School jazz combo were performances by Setbacks, Maybeck, Mopp, Music Band, Bleached Signals and Sleeping Sundays. The students created a rock concert atmosphere and produced a wide range of great sounds. […]

MSA Jazz Combos Impress at Fenix

Marin School of the Arts jazz combos played at Fenix Supper Club in San Rafael on Tuesday, November 4th. Fenix combines excellent acoustics and sound mixing with on-the-fly video production that’s broadcast through Livestream (see the Livestream recording of last night’s performances below). The students impressed a nearly full house that consisted of students’ friends, […]

It’s Alive! Young Frankenstein Musical Coming Soon!

It’s Alive! The award-winning Marin School of the Arts Theatre Department presents a monstrously funny musical rendition of the classic Mel Brooks film, Young Frankenstein. Directed by Rodney Franz, the story follows the descendant of the infamous Doctor Frankenstein (also a doctor who pronounces his name Fronkensteen) after he inherits his grandfather’s castle, leaving his […]

MSA Concert Rocks NHS

The first Marin School of the Arts Rock Band Concert of the 2014-15 school year rocked the Novato High School campus on Sunday, Oct. 5 as six bands took to the outdoor stage. The warm Fall weather provided the perfect backdrop for the audience gathered on the lawn for an afternoon of everything from Van Morrison and […]