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The Arts

Rich in Art, Rich in Humanity

The value of an arts education is well known: It fosters collaboration, creative thinking, and presentation skills. Its deepest value, perhaps, is how the arts can deepen our compassion for each other and our confidence in ourselves.

The Arts - Students on stage performing a play

“Since I’ve been at Salem, I’ve become much more confident and capable. I learned how to take risks, like joining theater. It was all new and the old me would have been too scared, but at Salem I knew nothing could go wrong. There’s a freedom in trying new things when you know you’ll be supported.”

Emma S., A‘21

Prepare to Play!

The arts are core to Salem’s programming, featured in both its curriculum and student activities.

The Fine Arts department offers extensive courses in

  • Theater: Introductory and advanced courses all 4 years
  • Visual Arts: Art Design, Advanced Art, AP Art 
  • Music: Glee Club

Student Activities in the Arts

  • Theater: 2 mainstage productions each year performed in the Drama Workshop in Elberson Fine Arts Center  
  • Visual Arts: Student exhibitions in the Elberson Fine Arts Center — 2x per year!
  • Music: Perform in Glee Club

Latest News

Cherokee Commemoration

Thursday, November 17, 2022
On October 22, more than 30 descendants of Cherokee Moravian students, who attended Salem in the 19th century, came to campus for a celebration to commemorate their ancestors.

Today We Honor Those Who Served

Friday, November 11, 2022
To our Salem community members and loved ones who have selflessly served in our armed forces, we thank you and appreciate your sacrifice.

Junéja, Peck, Juran, Moulton and Zifchak Join Salem Academy and College

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
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