Fine Arts

Fine Arts at MSM

Vocal and Instrumental Music Programs

Mount St. Mary Academy is highly regarded for its fine arts programs. Our instrumental music program includes a full concert band, jazz and string ensembles, and the only all-girls marching band in New York State. Students involved in Band take it as part of their in-school curriculum. Vocal programs offered include private vocal lessons, Music Ministry, and our by-audition group, the Gemtones.

Art and Theater Courses

MSM has an extensive visual arts program offered as electives to all students. Courses include Introduction to Fine Arts, Drawing, Painting, Graphic Design, Digital Photography, Ceramics, Crafts, Studio in Art and Portfolio Preparation. Artwork is displayed throughout the school during our annual Fine Arts Week, a time to enjoy MSM art and performances from our Dance and Band classes. Our annual fall musical – held in our beautiful 1,100-seat auditorium – features the singing, dancing and acting skills of our students and young men from area high schools. Additionally, each spring MSM’s student-run Drama Club performs plays which they write, direct, produce and act in all on their own.

Courses Offered

  • Introduction to Fine Arts
  • Computer Graphics
  • Music Theory
  • Voice, Private Instruction
  • Gemtones
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Strings Club
  • Studio in Art
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Crafts
  • Ceramics I and II
  • Digital Photography/Photoshop
  • Musical Theater

Mount St. Mary Academy

3756 Delaware Ave.
Kenmore, NY 14217
(716) 877-1358
We believe in academic excellence. Personal responsibility. Self-expression. Chasing dreams. Leading by example. We believe in smaller class sizes. Bigger college scholarships. Singing loudly. Marching to our own drum. We believe in celebrating our faith. Scoring goals. Mocha lattes. We believe in good friends. The importance of family. Making everyone feel welcome. We believe in you.