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Performing and Visual Arts

Through a variety of curricular and co-curricular opportunities, students are afforded a venue to explore their creative nature under the tutelage of talented instructors in a collaborative environment.

Maranatha's performing arts students learn about artistic and creative expression, interpretation, production and directing, aesthetic review, the historical and cultural context of theater and music, and connections to performing arts in careers. Our drama, dance, choir, and orchestra have the privilege to regularly perform in the renowned Ambassador Auditorium, host of the Pasadena Symphony and Pasadena Pops.

Our progressive four-year Visual Arts program is designed to give the student a thorough exposure to both the production and history of art and to enhance his or her unique, God-given creativity. Our art classrooms, photo studio/lab, and Mac Lab, as well as our beautiful campus setting, all aid in this endeavor. Maranatha artists are often showcased in our community and have won first place in many competitions.

While seeking to nurture an enduring love for and an appreciation of the arts through musical performance, theater, dance, and the visual arts, The Arts at Maranatha also seeks to explore God's creation and reveal His nature. Honoring Him with acts of worship through the gifts and talents He has given allows students to use these gifts for his glory.

Performing and Visual Arts Department Chairs

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of John Wells

    John Wells 

    Visual & Performing Arts Chair/ Theology Faculty
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  • Photo of Diane Barnhart

    Diane Barnhart 

    Visual Arts Faculty
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  • Photo of James Duke

    James Duke 

    Performing Arts Faculty
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  • Photo of Julia Heins

    Julia Heins 

    Visual Arts Faculty
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  • Photo of Adam Rupp

    Adam Rupp 

    Performing Arts Faculty
    626-817-4000 x4044