Collaborative Musicals: Building Students, School, and Culture

The main emphasis of this discussion will be on the importance of collaboration between different disciplines within the arts.
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There are still many challenges to overcome and issues to consider as we slowly climb our way out of the pandemic. In addition to reflecting on the lessons Covid has taught us from an educational perspective, several other social issues have emerged as well that need attention in our schools and communities. So, how should classical Christian educators respond? How do we wisely navigate these issues and stay faithful to our mission?

Join our panel of heads of school from across the country as they discuss and share wisdom and insight, plus the lessons they’ve learned over the past few months. Hear about what policies and practices worked and which ones didn’t.

Benjamin Vis

Ben Vis holds degrees in Vocal Performance and Music Education from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and he is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Christian Leadership from Houston Baptist University (graduation date of August 2021). Ben has directed a number of large-scale musicals including: Phantom of the Opera, Fiddler on the Roof, Les Miserables (School Edition), Sound of Music, Guys and Dolls, and Thoroughly Modern Millie, and he has also directed several Junior productions (Into the Woods Jr., Hairspray Jr., and Getting to Know Once Upon a Mattress).

Gradi Evans

Gradi Evans serves as the Fine Arts Coordinator for the Geneva School of Boerne. Her education includes a Bachelor of Music and Master of Arts in Music Education from the University of South Carolina; as well as EdD coursework from Arizona State University.

Doug Hurt

Doug serves as Geneva's Theatre and Theatre Tech Director and Speech Coach. His education includes a Bachelor of Science in Art Education, and he has completed a Master of Divinity from Sioux Falls Seminary.

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