Arts at Marist

Arts at Marist

Marist's Fine Arts Department has experienced tremendous growth over the past 20 years. Building on a long tradition of theater productions, the Fine Arts Department offers extensive curricular and extracurricular opportunities for all students. We provide a place of support and encouragement for both beginners and those seeking specialization as they pursue a degree or career in the fine arts. While the department strongly emphasizes fundamental skills in the arts, the curriculum is always progressing in order to prepare students to understand new technology, global issues, and contemporary ideas in the arts.

For further information on the band, choral music, dance, drama, and the visual arts, please see the pages describing these individual areas within the Fine Arts Department.

Please also see the pages describing news and opportunities concerning the Marist Art Guild (MAG).

Fine Arts News

List of 9 news stories.

  • Marist Dance performed

    Marist Fine Arts Students Flourish in Spring Showcases

    Fine Arts events at Marist School demonstrate Marist students’ passion for dance, theater, and music and underscore how support from the vibrant Marist community fosters creativity, collaboration, and growth. From the Marist Dance Company Showcase “Legendary Divas” to a workshop with a Broadway star and the annual Marist a cappella singing competition, Marist fine arts students blessed the school community with countless moments of inspiration, unity, and talent throughout the month of April. Their presentations not only elevate the arts but also enrich the entire Marist community.
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  • Marist Theater's “Something Rotten!” Cooks Up Theatrical Magic

    Marist School's latest theatrical extravaganza, "Something Rotten!" not only entertained audiences with its uproarious humor and toe-tapping musical numbers but also left them with a message about staying true to oneself in the pursuit of success. As the curtain closes on another excellent production, Marist School celebrates the talent, dedication, and boundless creativity of its fine arts students.
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  • The Fine Arts End-of-Term Art Show had its Opening Reception on February 22 in the Marist Art Gallery.

    Winter Fine Arts Showcases Illuminate Marist Student Talent

    Marist School's commitment to nurturing creative talents was on full display this winter as students from various fine arts disciplines showcased their exceptional talents. From the Woodruff Auditorium stage to the Marist Art Gallery, Marist students left an impression with their outstanding performances and artwork.
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  • Choral Director Mrs. Sharon Coheley conducts Marist singers at the Sacred Choral Concert in 2023.

    Marist Fine Arts Program Takes Center Stage This Winter

    Marist School's Fine Arts program is earning acclaim across Georgia and showcasing the school's commitment to nurturing creative talents. With upcoming showcases for Marist thespians, vocal performers, and more, our students’ achievements speak to the holistic approach of Marist’s formative educational experience and amplify the diverse talents of the students who participate in Marist's fine arts program.
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  • A record 33 dancers took the stage for the closing dance routine to Michael Jackson's

    Marist Dance Company Delivers Heart-Pounding Show

    The Marist Dance Company brought down the house for two nights in a row in November with their exhilarating fall performance "Heartbeats." The show was conceived around the theme of heartbeats and pulsating rhythms by Dance Company Director Mrs. Jillian Bauersfeld.
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  • Marist School theater performed

    Marist School’s “Baskerville”: Anything But Elementary

    Marist School theater took us on an uproarious journey into the world of Sherlock Holmes with their production of "Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Story." Woodruff Auditorium came alive with laughter, suspense, and a dash of British charm on September 27, 28, and 30, as the talented cast and crew brought to life Ken Ludwig's humorous adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic novel, “The Hound of the Baskervilles”.
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  • The Marist Dance Company debuted

    A Spotlight on Fine Arts Spring Shows

    The Marist Dance Company performed the "Dancing Through Time" spring show two nights only on March 30 and 31.
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  • Elena Ricardo '09 worked one-on-one with Adriana Acevedo ’24 on the leading role.

    Elena Ricardo '09 Shares Broadway Insights with "Mamma Mia!" Cast

    Elena Ricardo ’09 visited Marist School to instruct theater students in choreography and offer Broadway insights during rehearsals of “Mamma Mia!” opening March 22. Ricardo spent special time with Adriana Acevedo ’24, who has been cast in the role of Sophie in Marist’s upcoming production. Ricardo performed the starring role on Broadway and shared tips on developing the character around whose wedding the “Mamma Mia!” story revolves.
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  • Marist Senior Emily McInerney Earns Perfect Score on Advanced Placement Exam

    Marist School congratulates senior Emily McInerney for earning a perfect score on the Advanced Placement® (AP®) 2-D Art and Design Exam she took in May 2022. Emily was one of only 197 students in the world to earn every point possible, receiving the maximum score on each portion of the exam.
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Fine Arts Department

List of 10 members.

  • Photo of Eric McNaughton

    Mr. Eric McNaughton 90

    Fine Arts Department Chair & Theater Director
  • Photo of Benjamin Barber

    Mr. Benjamin Barber 

    Assistant Band Director/Fine Arts Teacher
  • Photo of Jillian Bauersfeld

    Mrs. Jillian Bauersfeld 

    Dance Company Director; Dance Teacher
  • Photo of Michael Bieze

    Dr. Michael Bieze 

  • Photo of Sharon Coheley

    Mrs. Sharon Coheley 

    Teacher & Choral Director
  • Photo of Brian Cole

    Mr. Brian Cole 

  • Photo of Timothy Johnson

    Mr. Timothy Johnson 

  • Photo of Anna Lee

    Mrs. Anna Lee 

    Theater Technical Director
  • Photo of Aaron Schmitt

    Mr. Aaron Schmitt 

    Band Director
  • Photo of Hope Smith

    Mrs. Hope Smith 

    Art Teacher

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