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At Willow Canyon High School the visual and performing arts play a central role. The arts give students the opportunity to nurture their creative sides, develop workplace skills and become involved in the Winning Culture. Students also have the opportunity to compete locally and across the country in many of our performing arts programs.


picture of student drawing of fruit in a bowl

2-D Visual Arts

Students explore drawing, painting and mixed-media techniques. Students will focus on technical skills, critical thinking and problem solving within their art, as well as developing their own style.

Student's hands working with a clay pot

3-D Visual Arts

Students will learn functional and sculptural forms using hand building methods. Wheel throwing and mold making will be introduced. A variety of clay bodies, glazes, decorative techniques and firing methods will be used.

student playing trumpet in marching band

Instrumental Arts

Students will study, rehearse, and perform various styles of music. Students will learn ear training, tone production, intonation and instrument techniques through various genres. Marching Band and Color Guard are additional ensembles.

Two students singing in choir performance at school

Choir Program

Students focus on the artistic process of creating music within a variety of ensembles, and build on vocal techniques and study various choral literature. Show choir will integrate elements of dance.

Students performing Mary Poppins play in theater

Theatre Program

Students focus on professional skills including performance, movement, critical analysis, dance, and dialects. Stagecraft Design and Production is available for students interested in working behind the scenes.

Student dancing in performance with stage lights in the background.

Dance Program

Students will learn forms of dance and physical conditioning. Students will develop and explore movement quality, performance skills, and concepts of choreography.


36 students earned AZ State Seal of Arts Proficiency
All-State Superior Award, AZ Thespians
Excellent Rating, NAU Jazz Madrigal Festival
Gold Honor Troupe, AZ Thespian Conference
4 students selected for AMEA Regional Ensembles
2nd Place and Caption Awards, ABODA Verrado HS Band Invitational