We Are Passionate For The Arts
Xavier offers comprehensive artistic experiences for students both in the performing and visual arts through an expansive curriculum.
Choir and band concerts, musical theater, dance recitals, and visual art shows provide outlets for students to develop and showcase their craft. In addition, Xavier's Virginia G. Piper Performing Arts Center provides a 1,200-seat theater, art gallery, lecture hall, and classrooms for choral, piano, and theater instruction.
Virginia G. Piper
Virginia G. Piper supported Xavier College Preparatory throughout her lifetime and after her death. Her legacy is evident in two major buildings on campus. Her generous gifts provide thousands of young women each year with the challenging curriculum and unprecedented leadership opportunities in the arts and sciences. The Xavier community remains most grateful to Mrs. Piper and the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust.
Swingtime Canteen is a rip-roaring good time of a musical set during a World War II USO show. It ran over 300 performances after its off-Broadway opening on March 14, 1995.
The spirited, five-woman cast will take you back to a golden-age of music inspired by the Andrew Sisters, Cole Porter, and many others! Come enjoy the Swingtime Canteen!
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Performance Arts at Xavier
Xavier offers extensive vocal choir classes from beginning through the advanced level.
Our award-winning Honor Choir has competed on multiple occasions at WorldStrides Heritage Festival. In addition, the musical theater productions provide robust opportunities for students.
Xavier's Dance program offers performance opportunities for all levels. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced classes are offered. Curriculum includes modern, ballet, and jazz techniques, hip hop, and ethnic dance styles, as well as study of theory, choreography, and improvisation.
Performance opportunities are available for all levels. Curriculum includes auditioning skills, improvisation, scene study, directing, acting styles, theater history, technical theater and design techniques.
Xavier produces two musical theater performances each year, and Xavier students perform in dramatic theater plays twice annually at Brophy.
Students can choose from a variety of instrumental music options, which are held at Brophy College Prep, including a dual Orchestra and Honors Orchestra, Jazz Band, Concert Band, Symphoinic Band, Wind Ensemble, and Percussion Ensemble.
Beginning, Intermediate and Independent class piano is a unique and small class experience at Xavier. Students learn the foundations of music, improvisation and composition and go on to play many great works from outstanding composers.
In 2019, Xavier had one student receive First Class Honors (2nd Highest Honors) in the Royal Conservatory of Music Practical Exam.
Liturgical Music is a ministry club at Xavier. Those involved in Liturgical Music have the ability to sing at the all school Masses and come together for weekly lunchtime rehearsals.