The discipline of Music seeks to shape students who illuminate and animate creation’s order and beauty through sound. Because our voices are the most primal means of experiencing this order and beauty, students are introduced to the language of musical notation and style through singing. This history of the language of music is studied further through writing musical compositions and analyzing master works. As vocal and instrumental proficiency develop, students join advanced performing ensembles that serve as a culmination of their musical education. The dynamic quality of musical performance naturally fosters continuously renewed encounters with creation, fellow students, and their Creator. Performances are given by students throughout the year within both the Habersham community and the region.
The discipline of Drama seeks to shape students who can effectively communicate with their entire being a variety of emotions and viewpoints within the human experience. Foundations of vocal, facial, and gestural expression serve as a starting point as students empathetically immerse themselves into the feelings and minds of others. The performance of dramatic works challenges students to portray with conviction the characters they study and their stories. Similarly, students approach these same foundations of expression from a different angle by writing and presenting personal, argumentative, and rhetorical essays within their drama study. Habersham regularly presents productions of master works, plays and musicals at the Historic Savannah Theater on Chippewa Square in downtown Savannah. These productions also provide students with valuable experience in stage management and production design.