Visual & Performing Arts

Stage, Studio, Shop, and Beyond

As a college preparatory school, we believe that the arts, as they are both experienced and practiced, are irreplaceable instruments of knowledge. Our Visual and Performing arts curriculum is grounded in our core values of interdisciplinary inquiry, personal growth, and creative exploration.

In each arts course, students have opportunities to develop new skills in a supportive environment, as well as to collaborate, to critique, and to learn to utilize feedback from others. We approach each discipline with a balance of historical, theoretical, and practical instruction as well as an emphasis on innovation and imagination. Our arts courses seek to establish a lifelong appreciation for the arts and to nurture critical competencies like empathy, prototyping and experimentation, and ensemble cooperation.

With courses in Visual Art, Theater, Vocal and Instrumental Music, and Visual Thinking, as well as a thriving performance program, arts education at Sonoma Academy is an integral part of our academic program and our school culture.

Visit the links below to learn more! 

2023-2024 Performances

Fall Play: The Ballad of Barbara Allen 
Thursday, October 26 through Sunday, October 29, 2023

Winter Jazz and Rock Concert
Thursday, December 7, 2023

Winter Choir and Ensemble Concert
Friday, December 8, 2023

Student One Act Festival
Thursday, February 8 through Sunday, February 11, 2024

Dance Showcase
Thursday, March 14, 2024

Spring Jazz and Rock Concert

Thursday, April 25, 2024

Spring Choir Concert
Friday, April 26, 2024

Spring Musical: Guys & Dolls
Thursday, May 16 through Sunday, May 19, 2024

Courses in the Arts

To see the breadth and depth of our course offerings in the arts, and to read specific descriptions of each course, please select the department from the picker on the right. You will be taken to a detail page that shows the current courses offered in that discipline.
2500 Farmers Lane 
Santa Rosa, CA 95404 
(707) 545-1770

Sonoma Academy Is...

...the only private, independent, college preparatory high school in Sonoma County. On our beautiful campus nestled at the base of Taylor Mountain in Southeastern Santa Rosa, our students are able to explore their interests and passions in a rigorous and inspiring environment that develops a lifelong love of learning and prepares them for college and beyond.

Sonoma Academy admits students of any race, color, religion, ethnicity or national origin, citizenship, gender or gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, or disability, to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity or national origin, citizenship, gender or gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, or disability in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and tuition assistance programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.