Performing Arts 

Meet the Faculty

Act, Play, Ring, and Sing Out Loud at Merion! 

Girls at MMA have so much fun learning about music and personal expression. They cultivate important skills about collaboration, generosity, and introspection and get to share their unique talents with performances throughout the school year. 

There are many opportunities for singers, dancers, actors, and those that perform with musical instruments to showcase your abilities, have fun, and gain confidence, all at the same time!

The Music Department provides a curriculum that challenges the student to discover her creative and intellectual resources and to develop them to her fullest potential.

Music 9 is an introductory course for all freshman, covering basic musical notation, instruments, and other exciting musical topics. For those serious about a musical career, we also offer a music major. 

Music Major

Beginning sophomore year, a student can elect to become a music major. We prepare music majors for an advanced study on a college or conservatory level.

Music 1A, 2A, and 3A are comprehensive courses that include five major components of study:  theory, ear training, music history, composition, and technology. The curriculum consists of a three-year process of growth in written and aural skills, as well as an understanding of the art of music through personal expression. Learn more about the Music Major curriculum.

Tri-M Society

Tri-M Society is an international music honor society, which recognizes musical achievement, academic excellence, and community service.

Music Scholarships

We offer two music scholarships per year, awarded on the basis of a personal audition (click here for a copy of the criteria and click here for policies/application form) and performance on the Scholarship and Entrance Exam.

Our many extracurricular activities for the performing arts are open to all students.

Chamber Music
Perform repertoire from several periods in music history with various combinations of intimate chamber ensembles.

Polish your vocal technique by singing a cappella, multi-lingual, and complex part-singing, studying more sophisticated repertoire in a chamber setting.

Dance Team
Perform hip-hop dance and spirit moves with this cheerleading group that supports our Golden Bears athletic teams.

Dance Troupe
Join other well-trained dancers to enhance liturgies through our unique offering of Liturgical Dance, and also perform modern, tap, jazz, and lyrical styles during the Christmas Concert, Carol Night, Performing Arts Festival, and other service-related venues.

Glee Club
Hone your choral skills and have fun rehearsing and performing songs from a variety of musical genres.

Liturgical Ensemble
Share your gift of song with other classmates who raise their voices and instruments in jubilant praise at Merion's liturgical functions.

Collaborate and create beautiful music through the sound of bells, offered for beginners through experienced bell-ringers! 

Orchestral Ensemble
Study and perform a vast array of repertoire with other instrumentalists, from classical music to popular theatrical extravaganzas.

Merion Mercy Music Theater (MMMT)
Act, sing, and dance on stage or help behind the scenes with our acclaimed drama and music theater club. Click here for more detailed information and news of MMMT's upcoming shows!

An independent, Catholic, all-girls college preparatory high school for grades 9-12
Merion Mercy Academy
511 Montgomery Avenue Merion Station, PA 19066
P (610) 664-6655
F (610) 664-6322
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