No prior musical training is required. Students will learn to play a musical instrument of their choice
This group performs in two concerts during the school year and participates in music festivals.
Students study all forms of jazz as well as jazz improvisation, rock, and contemporary styles of music. Because it is a performing group, this class will participate at school concerts, Open House, jazz festivals, and in our community.
Listening to musical examples, attending concerts, and written tests are part of class assignments. This is a performing class.
Students are selected by audition and this is a performing group that participates in many school functions and community events.
Students study jazz improvisation and music theory and perform as part of the Spring Jazz Concert.
Enjoy this professionally-recorded audio version of the 1946 American movie classic, It’s a Wonderful Life, brought to you by the De Smet Dionysian Players.
Emmett Concannon '22 is one of 28 violinists selected to the Metro 8 District Honors Orchestra.
Guitarist Aidan Bartholet ’21 and trumpeter Ryan Jones ’20 share thoughts on their passion for music and being selected for the Metro 8 District Band.
Jazz gives you the ability to kind of completely express yourself on an instrument and be able to really play what you want to hear. Aidan Bartholet '21
MA, Media Literacy, Webster University
BA, Theology, St. Louis University
MA, Theater, Lindenwood University
BS, Theater & Journalism, MacMurray College
BS, Fine Art, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
MFA, Lindenwood University
JD, St. Louis University
BA, St. Louis University School of Law