Student involvement in performing arts at all levels is a cornerstone of the Cranbrook Schools experience. Dance, theater and music enrich the community by providing diverse opportunities to take part in and enjoy performances on all parts of our lovely campus.
Led by outstanding faculty who perform and practice what they teach, the performing arts program at Cranbrook is one of the finest programs at any Michigan private school and is an integral part of the curriculum. From a performance of West Side Story to one of the many recitals and quartet performances around campus; from the annual Strickland Dance to vocal performances at Brookside chapels or important ceremonies and events, opportunities to participate in the tradition of Cranbrook performing arts abound.
Because art of all kinds is essential to the mission of our schools, students can take part in the performing arts through a class, a special school project, or an extracurricular activity, ensuring everyone the opportunity to also participate in athletics, after school programs, volunteering, and clubs. This approach means our students do not have to choose between a part in a play, a seat in the orchestra or a position on a sports’ team. We also offer private, extracurricular instruction in music and a summer theater camp to nurture the talents of our students outside the classroom and the school year.