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Marian Performing Arts engages students in the techniques and tools to be a successful musician. Course offerings are designed for students of all levels, and co-curriculars give students the opportunity for advanced study.

By raising the soul to contemplation, music helps us grasp the most intimate nuances of human genius, in which is reflected something of the incomparable beauty of the Creator of the universe.

Pope Benedict XVI, Speech 04.21.06

Careers in Performing Arts

Marian has a reputation for producing professional performing artists. Students from Marian and Brother Rice continue their performing arts education at some of the top schools in the country. Recent graduates from Marian Performing Arts have continued onto programs at Julliard, The University of Michigan, Bowling Green State University, Bellmont University, and Savannah College of Art and Design  - The University for Creative Careers. Marian graduates have performed on professional stages across the world.

Vocal Ensembles

Marian Melodies sing at Christmas Concert

Marian Melodies

Marian Melodies is an advanced co-curricular choral ensemble for grades 10-12 which performs in school concerts, liturgies, and in off-campus performances as well. Entrance into this group is by audition only.

Choir Christmas Concert 2023

Marian Rice Concert Choir

Marian's mixed choir ensemble, in partnership with Brother Rice, dives into a diverse range of genres, exploring each piece with dedication and depth. Students refine their vocal technique, explore fundamental music theory, and master the intricacies of singing in different languages. A cappella pieces provide opportunities to fine-tune intonation, ensuring performances are polished and dynamic.

liturgical choir students singing at Mass

Liturgical Choir

"Your music and your song are a true instrument of evangelization insofar as you witness to the profoundness of the Word of God that touches the hearts of people" - Pope Francis

All students are invited to lead sacred music within all school Masses, elevating worship through song.

MSVMA Festival and Solo & Ensemble

Marian Performing Arts students participate  annually at the Michigan School Vocal Music Association Festival, consistently winning top rankings  and advancing to the state level.  Students also have the opportunity to hone solo skills through participating in MSVMA Solo and Ensemble. 

Music Curriculum

Music offerings foster a life-long appreciation and enjoyment of music. By offering non-performance based classes that focus on music history, music creation, and music sharing, as well as choral ensembles that perform a variety of musical styles throughout the year, all students have the ability to experience and express themselves through music. Courses are available both at Marian and Brother Rice.