The Performing Fine Arts & Media Entertainment concentration seeks
to connect technical excellence and mastery with the creative expression
of each student’s individual abilities and skills. The vision and
goal of this concentration is to equip students to become communicators
of beauty and truth in their chosen field. Potential career paths include:
actor, singer, dancer, choreographer, composer, film director and producer.
Natalie Taylor serves as the fine arts dean at VCS and holds a BA in music,
with an emphasis in vocal performance and music business. She has been
performing and singing since the age of seven in numerous musical theatre
productions, choirs, bands, recordings and concerts. Most recently, she
performed at Disneyland in The Voices of Liberty, an eight-part acapella
show and was a featured soloist for the Candlelight Processional with
Kurt Russell and Dick Van Dyke. Other credits include: The Queen of the
Night in Mozart's The Magic Flute, Rosa Bud in The Mystery of Edwin
Drood, Hong Kong Disneyland quartet, guest soloist with the Golden State
Pops Orchestra and Orange County Pops Orchestra, Dunkin' Donuts National
TV commercial and background vocals for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. In
addition to serving as the fine arts dean, she is also the Fine Arts Academy
director, and also teaches private lessons in beginning piano and voice.
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MEET PETER PERFORMING ARTS
Peter chose performing arts because of his ability as a singer and actor
and his passion for performing. In his sophomore year he will take classes
in choir and theater arts. He pursues private voice and group dance lessons
from our Fine Arts Academy and is inspired by our teachers who are industry
professionals. In his junior year he will take courses in theater production
and music appreciation. He will perform in the fall play and in the spring
musical. He will audition for the Los Angeles Music Center Spotlight Awards.
As a senior, he will direct the elementary musical for his Senior Project,
perform in the Chapel Band, and work in a community theater group and
intern at a recording studio. He will graduate and audition for theater
and choral programs at the college choice.