Performing Arts

Instrument and Music Program

Students in first through sixth grade take weekly lessons on a musical instrument.  The instrument lessons take place during school hours as part of our daily curriculum. The year culminates with a concert in the spring, where students are able to showcase what they learned during the year.

Overview of Instruments by Grade

First Grade: Recorder
Second Grade: Violin
Third Grade: Clarinet
Fourth Grade: Flute
Fifth Grade: Trumpet
Sixth Grade: Percussion and Mallets

In addition, students in preschool through sixth grade come weekly for singing and music theory lessons. There are three annual choral concerts: Christmas, Grandparents Day and Graduation.

Middle School Bell Choir

All seventh and eighth grade students participate in the Middle School Bell Choir directed by Mrs. Shelton which performs at Christmas Program, Grandparents Day, Baccalaureate and other special school functions.


The Lower School puts on a performance in conjunction with the Missoula Theater in the wintertime. Middle schoolers integrate their literature and classical studies with with Drama and Theater experiences in putting on a Spring Shakespeare Festival directed by middle school faculty.

Annual Shakespeare Festival

Wednesday, March 23, 2016


All third through sixth grade students participate weekly in Chorus with Mrs. Manson, which performs at chapel, Christmas Program, Graduation, and other selected school functions.


Daily morning chapel provides opportunities for all students to develop public speaking and dramatic skills.

At St. Michael's we see the importance of working with students to improve themselves physically. I have been "building better young people" for the last 25 years here at St. Michael's, and it has been a BLAST!"

— Doug Brandenburg, Faculty, Athletics

Accreditations and Memberships