Faith Conservatory of the Fine Arts

Faith Conservatory of the Fine Arts offers an opportunity for students to grow in their God-given talents while providing challenging opportunities to strengthen their skill sets so that all offerings may bring glory to Him. Students interested in participating in the Fine Arts will find that Faith Conservatory of the Fine Arts is the exception to a traditional high school experience. 
 
Faith Conservatory of the Fine Arts is a 9th-12th grade program that offers guidance in scheduling, curriculum and advisory so that students may discover and cultivate their God-given talents in an uplifting environment. We offer majors in INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC, VOCAL MUSIC, DANCE, VISUAL ARTS, THEATRE PERFORMANCE and TECHNICAL THEATRE. Our talented students compete and excel in regional, state and national competitions and are active members in the National Art Honors Society (NAHS), International Thespian Society (ITS) and Music Honor Society (Tri-M). Our numerous class offerings include Ballroom Dancing, Costume Design, Sculpture, Musical Theatre, Strings, Photography, etc.. Students also have performance opportunities in multiple bands, choirs, dance teams, concerts, plays, musicals and the end-of-the-year Conservatory Showcase.
 
Our goal supports the school mission statement: EVERYONE PREPARED! EVERYONE SAVED! This reaffirms the arts as an expression of God’s love among all cultures of the world as we generate ART FOR HIS SAKE.
 
With countless course variations and rewarding extra-curricular activities, students will discover structure, nurturing and guidance from an award-winning faculty and staff as they prepare for a
post-high school career. 
 
Faith Conservatory of the Fine Arts fosters a supportive, formidable environment where students develop their talents and have a platform for presentation and performance in preparation for admission to the finest collegiate institutions. 

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  • Award-winning Theatre, Instrumental and Vocal performance groups and faculty.

  • MASTER ACT™ - Summer Theatre Camp for Middle / High School students featuring local and nationally known artists.

  • State-of-the-art, 772-seat performance venue - The Chapel / Performing Arts Center (CPAC)

  • Technical Theatre Opportunities, including: Stagecraft, Lighting Design, Sound Design, Costume Design, Properties and Make-up.

  • Travel - Educational field trips for all disciplines to New York, California, etc. (This year the Instrumental Music program is traveling to Iceland!)

  • Two state-of-the-art Dance studios.

  • Visual Art displays / galleries on and off campus.

  • Yearly Adjudication - Opportunities include:

    • Theatre: Regional, State and National - International Thespian Society and The Musical Theatre Competition of America (CA)
    • Instrumental / Vocal: Regional, State and National - TRI-M Honors Society

Awards

Theatre 
Thespians of the Year : Jessica Ruettiger & Matt D'Arrigo. (2016)
Centerstage Award : Hannah Hines. (2016)
Theatre Technician of the Year : Madison Dahl (2016)
Brooke Solan was the winner of the Nevada High School Musical Theatre Awards and earned an opportunity to perform on a Broadway stage. Competing against 50 other students from around the country, she was runner-up for the national JIMMY AWARDS in New York. (2014) 
Nevada High School Musical Theatre Awards Participants - Jessica Ruettiger and Jackson Langford (Runner-Up) (2015) 
National Mainstage Selection at the International Thespian Fesitval - PETER PAN (2014) - Performed in Nebraska.
State Mainstage Selection at State Thespian Festival - THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - (2015) - Performed at Conference.
Best One-Act : VOTING FOR SEBBY (2015) written by Erik Ball
BEST ENSEMBLE : 2016 MTCA entry - BIG FISH 
SWEEPSTAKES "Best in Competition" : 2014 MTCA - THE ADDAMS FAMILY
Perfect scores in Monologue, Solo, Duet and Ensemble offerings in Regional, State and National thespian adjudications.
 
Dance
"Fred and Ginger" Dance Award Winners - Jessica Ruettiger and Marc Beccue. (2016) 
Dancer of the Year - Alexi Karris. (2016) 
Superior rating at the USA Dance Camp.
Jaycie Seat and Nikki Lee each name one of 12-All Americans. (2016) 
 
Instrumental & Vocal Performance
Musician of the Year : Cynthia Curran (2016) 
Leonard Bernstein Award Winner : Taylor See (2016) 
Handbell Player of the Year : Hannah Beery (2016) 
Praise Band Member of the Year : Ashlyn May (2016) 
Gold Award at the Heritage Music Fesitval
Spirit of San Fransisco Award at the Heritage Music Fesitval
Silver Medal : Heritage Music Festival
HS Choir - Gold Superior awards at Heritage Music Festival
Nevada State Vocalist of the Year - Taylor See 2016
Nevada State Command Performance winners
MS Choir - Gold Superior Rating at Forum Music Festivals
Student members of MS & HS Nevada All State Choirs
Students member of the "American Choral Directors" Honor Choirs

Visual Arts
2016 Scholastic Art Regional Silver Key Award - Emily Tam (sculpture)
2016 Scholastic Art Regional Silver Key Award - Alex Rodriguez (photography)
2016 MS Lions Club Peace Poster Contest - regional award winner (Anika Kim)
2015 Kennedy Center - VSA Yo Soy Je Suis I Am - award winner - Bailey Lamonte 
2014 Tricor Financial Art Contest award winner - Marissa Flores
2014 Tricor Financial Art Contest award winner - Noah Thompson
2014 Tricor Financial Art Contest award winner - Mary Beth Knott
100% AP art portfolio passage rate for 2016
Spring 2016 - High School Art Exhibition at City of the World Gallery
Annual juried Middle School Art Show
Annual High School Art Show and Conservatory Showcase
Artsonia school online art gallery was ranked #2 in Nevada for 2015-2016
Active chapter of the National Art Honor Society
Active chapter of the National Junior Art Honor Society

Conservatory faculty

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  • Emily Slater 

    Dean of Fine Arts
  • Erik Ball 

  • Beth Buchholz 

  • Linda Diamond 

  • Kimberly Gilman 

  • Christine Harper 

  • Desiree Lee 

    Dance Teacher
  • Kirk Rustman 

  • Haley Wheat 

BUY TICKETS

Buttercup

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    GENERAL ADMISSION Tickets
    High School Candlelit Production
    Faith Lutheran Black Box Theatre

    Based on the story “The Princess Bride” this play follows the story of Wesley and Buttercup on their journey to true love. With a giant, a fencing genius, a six-fingered villain, and a mysterious man in black, discover the answer to the age-old question, will true love really conquer all? This unique and original play will be debuted in our Black Box theatre space. The Faith Lutheran’s Black Box theatre was built several years ago and is located in the CPAC on the Faith Lutheran MS/HS Campus. We are very excited to debut this space with this theatrical piece.

Newsies

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    Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right!

    Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story. Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.

    Musical score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman
    Book by Harvey Fierstein
    Directed by Dave Elliot

The Great Gatsby

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     Written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, stage play adapted by Simon Levy
    High School Spotlight Production

    Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, passionately pursues the elusive Daisy Buchanan. Nick Carraway, a young newcomer to Long Island, is drawn into their world of obsession, greed and danger. The breathtaking glamour and decadent excess of the Jazz Age come to the stage in F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, and in Simon Levy's adaptation, approved by the Fitzgerald Estate.

    Director: MARISSA McCOY
    Musical Director: 
    Choreography by: Krystina Kinney

ROCKING THE ARTS

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    ROCKING THE ARTS - 
    March 9, 2018 - ONE NIGHT ONLY!
    Conservatory Student Showcase
     
    ONE NIGHT ONLY!  The Faith Conservatory of the Fine Arts is presenting a selection of musical numbers and performance pieces to showcase the talents of the students that the program works with throughout the year.  Help show your love for the arts by supporting Faith Lutheran students as they develop a love for all of Faith Lutheran's Fine Arts programs (dance, drama, vocal and instrumental music, along with the visual arts). By attending this ROCKING THE ARTS event, you help students explore their talents and love in the 5 programs that Faith Lutheran currently offers.
     
    Venue: Faith Lutheran Chapel / Performing Arts Center - 2015 S. Hualapai Way Las Vegas, NV 89117.
    LOBBY OPENS - One hour prior to each show.
    HOUSE OPENS - One half-hour prior to each show. 

Charlotte's Web

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    E.B. White’s loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little spider named Charlotte. This well known book comes to life on stage in CHARLOTTE’S WEB. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up in the slaughterhouse. Along comes Charlotte, a fine writer and a true friend, who assures Wilbur she will save him. Charlotte hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman – she will create a “miracle.” Spinning words in her web, Charlotte weaves a solution which not only makes Wilbur a prize pig, but ensures his place on the farm forever. This treasured tale, featuring mad-cap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship.

    Play by Joseph Robinette
    Adapted from the book by E.B. White
    Directed by Arthur Anderson

Singin' in the Rain

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    The "Greatest Movie Musical of All Time" has been faithfully and lovingly adapted to stage by Broadway legends, Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Singin' in the Rain has all the makings of a Tinseltown tabloid headline – the starlet, the leading man and a love affair that could change lives and make or break careers! In silent movies, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a hot item but, behind the scenes, things aren't always as they appear on the big screen!
     
    This iconic, unforgettable show takes you behind the movie magic with great songs, tap and dance numbers, a cinematic experience and, of course, the iconic act one finale....in the rain!
     
    Director: Erik Ball

Curtains

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    Curtains is parody of 1950s "whodunnit" theater mysteries, where a lone detective, Lieutenant Frank Cioffi, investigates a series of murders that take place place behind the scenes of a fictional 1950s cowboy musical, Robbin' Hood. The cast of Robbin' Hood is forced to stay inside the theater while Boston police detective Frank Cioffi unravels the mystery, getting involved with the show and falling in love with ingenue Niki Harris in the process.

    Book by Rupert Holmes
    Music by John Kander
    Lyrics by Fred Ebb
    Directed by Erik Ball

CONSERVATORY AUDITIONS

INTERESTED IN BEING A FAITH CONSERVATORY STUDENT? Audition / Interview / Portfolio Dates for the 2018-2019 School year are indicated below.

VISUAL ARTS MAJOR SUBMITTALS:
  • Portfolios Due by: January 10th, 2019
  • Personal Interviews: January 14-15, 2019 
MUSIC MAJORS, both VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL ARTS AUDITIONS:
  • January 19th, 2019, 9:00am - 2:00pm
THEATRE MAJORS, both PERFORMANCE AND TECHNICAL AUDITIONS:
  • By appointment only, January 26th, 2019, 9:00am - 4:00pm
DANCE MAJOR AUDITIONS:
  • January 12th, 2019, 9:30am - 11:30am
Interested students will need to arrange to attend these dates. Any questions about the CONSERVATORY AUDITION PROCESS, please contact the Faith Conservatory DEAN OF FINE ARTS, Emily Slater at SlaterE@flhsemail.org.