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Programs and Events



  • Radium Girls (Upper School play)
    Oct. 20-22, 2023
    Auditions: Aug. 23-24, 2023
  • NCTC Regional High School Play Festival
    October 27-28 or November 3-4
  • How I Became a Pirate (Lower School musical)
    November 3-4, 2023
    Auditions: Sept. 11-13, 2023
  • NCTC State Festival (must qualify from regionals)
    November 16-17
  • Finding Nemo, Jr. (Middle School musical)
    February 8-10, 2024
    Auditions: Oct. 11-12, 2023
  • Freaky Friday (Upper School musical)
    April 11-13, 2024
    Auditions: Nov. 27-30, 2023


Fall 2023
  • NCAIS Honor Band at UNC Charlotte (optional for MS & US Band students)
    Oct. 23-24 (all day)
  • MS and US Choral Concert
    December 4
  • MS and US Orchestra Concert
    December 5
  • MS and US Band Concert
    December 7
  • 5th Grade Band, Chorale, and Orchestra Concert
    December 13
Spring 2024
  • All-District Band Auditions (optional for MS & Band students)
    January 13- (all day)
  • All-District Band Clinic (MS & US Band students who qualify)
    January 26-27 - Overnight
  • Ovation Clinic at CC (optional for MS Band students)
    February 23-24 (all day)
  • All-State Honors Band Auditions (for students who qualify)
    March 2
  • MS Band MPA (all 7th and 8th grade Band students)
    March 7
  • US Chorus MPA
    March 27 (during the school day)
  • MS and US Band and Orchestra to Carowinds (tentative)
    April 12
  • MS and US Choral groups to Carowinds (tentative)
    April 19
  • US Choral and A Cappella Concert
  • April 24
  • US Band and Orchestra Concert
    April 25
  • All-State Band at UNC (for students who qualify)
    April 26-28 (overnight)
  • MS Choral and A Cappella Concert
    May 6
  • MS Orchestra Concert
    May 7
  • MS Band Concert
    May 9
  • 5th Grade Band, Chorale, and Orchestra Concert
    May 22


Winter & Spring Concerts
December & April-May
Sounds of the seasons - both traditional and contemporary - fill the McMahon Fine Arts Center theater.

AP Art and Design Student Show
January - February
Work of our AP Art and Design students fills the foyer of the McMahon Fine Arts Center.

Alumni-Faculty Art Exhibit
February - March

Recent artwork by alumni and faculty artists are displayed in the Fine Arts foyer in this annual show.

End of the Year/Best of the Year Exhibit

This annual exhibit showcases the best Middle School and Upper School artworks gleaned from class assignments throughout the year and displayed throughout the Fine Arts building and Academic Center.

Spotlight on the Arts
Each month, Upper School student performing and visual artists participate in activities and performances held on campus during Upper School lunch periods.

Field Trips
Visual Arts teachers schedule and lead groups to view art at local galleries, including the Mint Museum, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, NoDa galleries, and the McColl Center at various times of the school year.

Visiting Artists Program
Usually twice a year, visiting artists contribute to the visual arts curriculum with demonstrations, lectures, and hands-on workshops.