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Act, Play, Ring, and Sing Out Loud at Merion!
Young women at MMA have so much fun learning and performing music. They cultivate many important skills, including collaboration, generosity, andintrospection and get to share their unique talents with performances throughout the school year.
There are many opportunities for singers, dancers, actors, and guitar, bell, and orchestral instrumentalists to showcase their abilities, have fun, and grow in confidence.
Private lessons are offered at Merion Mercy for guitar, voice, piano, and string instruments. Please click here for more information.
Please contact Cara Latham, email@example.com with any questions.
Our Spring Concert will be presented via Zoom on Tuesday, May 11 at 7 p.m. The Chorale, Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Sirens of Baggot Street (our A Cappella group), and Melodies of Heaven (our Gospel Choir) will perform, as well as Merion's Lyrical Dance Ensemble and three teams of Handbells! It will be a wonderful celebration of many weeks of dedicated work by more than 100 students involved in the music program.
Visual Arts and Performing Arts
On Tuesday, May 18 (time and place TBD), the arts rejoice as we celebrate accomplishments and awards with a special event, Festival of the Arts. We will begin with the official induction ceremony of the National Art Honor Society and Tri-M Music Honor Society, recognizing our students for their contributions of service through the visual and performing arts. The Festival continues with two additional dimensions: the premiere of the Annual Fine Arts Show and the Senior Showcase. We will share more details in the weeks to come.
Performing Arts and Music Majors
Merion Mercy offers two Performing Arts Major tracks, one in theater and one in music. All performing arts students begin with a Feshman Seminar called “Renaissance Revels” in which they learn sword dances, Gregorian chant, Madrigals, hand bells, lute-e-leles and recorders to reimagine a Medieval Festival.
Upper level courses include Honors and AP music, Acting l and ll, as well as an opera writing workshop in which students compose, create, and perform in their own original musical or opera.
Tri-M Society is an international music honor society, which recognizes musical achievement, academic excellence, and community service.
We offer two music scholarships per year that are awarded on the basis of a personal audition and performance on the Scholarship and Entrance Exam. Click here for a link to the MMA music scholarship audition requirements and click here for music scholarship policies and application form.
Our many extracurricular activities for the performing arts are open to all students.
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.
Perform hip-hop dance and spirit moves with this cheerleading group that supports our Golden Bears athletic teams.
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.
Hone your choral skills and have fun rehearsing and performing songs from a variety of musical genres.
Share your gift of song with other classmates who raise their voices and instruments in jubilant praise at Merion's liturgies.
Collaborate and create beautiful music through the sound of bells, offered for beginners through experienced bell-ringers!
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!