ALA has a thriving and dynamic arts program that encourages student development through both visual and performing arts. Select the individual subject areas below to learn more about ALA's fine arts program.
A CAPPELLA CHOIR
A Cappella is designed to give students the opportunity to prepare, experience and excel in ensemble choral music. This is a group learning course which counts on the cooperation of the group as a whole to learn the art of choral singing. Throughout the year, students will study/perform a variety of styles of music. A Cappella is an auditioned choir, selected from the Concert Choir. A Cappella Choir also performs at all concerts, chapel services, community events, leads worship at ALA Sunday church services, and is ALA’s representative at the WELS Choral Festivals.
ALA Sundays ALA Sundays take place during the normal Sunday service times at congregations around the state of Arizona.
October 1 - Grace, Glendale
October 22 - River of Life, Phoenix
October 29 - Heritage, Gilbert
November 19 - Cross of Christ, Kingman
December 3 - Lamb of God, Phoenix
January 21 - Christ, Prescott Valley
February 4 - Redeemer, Tucson
February 11 - Shepherd of the Valley, Surprise
February 25 - Cross of Glory, Peoria
April 8 - Peace, Cottonwood
April 15 - Peace, Gilbert
Concerts Concerts take place on the ALA campus.
Sunday, October 8, 4pm - Fall Concert
Friday, December 15, 7pm - Christmas Concert
Sunday, March 4, 4pm - Spring Concert
Friday, May 25, 7pm - Commencement Concert
Festivals & Events
Concert Choir is designed to give students the opportunity to prepare, experience and excel in ensemble choral music singing. It is a group learning course which counts on the cooperation of the group as a whole, to learn the art of choral singing. The Concert choir performs in 4 major concerts each year and for chapel throughout the year.
This ensemble is a concert band and jazz band ensemble performance class.
Students should be proficient in a concert band instrument.
Orchestra members are welcome with approval from the director.
Piano players are also welcome with prior approval and a willingness to learn mallet percussion instruments.
This class meets five periods a week. Recently, the ALA Concert Band has extended its performance schedule and has conducted visits to local elementary schools.
ALA Fine Arts Department offers four unique art electives for students.
World Art observes works of art from around the world. This class incorporates projects reflective of the style of work being studied, in addition to weekly sketches. This class is offered to grades 9-12, every other year.
Art Across America examines the unique quality and principals of art with regards to North American history. Students will examine many past cultures and purposes and learn to appreciate how art served a variety of purposes within different cultures. This class is offered to grades 9-12, every other year.
Creative Christian Art studies art created by masters, which in turn are reflected in the students’ art. This class is for any grade and any level of art experience, grades 9-12, every other year.
Ceramics is a full year course that explores a variety of methods of working with clay to create decorative and functional pieces. This is offered every year to students in grades 9-12.
The ALA Theatre program is an after-school extracurricular that performs a variety of live theatre, including musicals and children’s theatre productions. ALA produces one production in the spring of every school year. Any and all students are welcome and encouraged to audition.
EVENTS & HIGHLIGHTS
Homecoming Fall Concert
Sunday, October 8 at 4pm
Friday, December 15 at 7pm
THE SNOW WHITE VARIETY SHOW
hit the ALA stage in April 2017! Romance, comedy, suspense, western, epic poetry, mystery, cooking, stand-up routine, and blockbuster action movie—what a THEATRICAL weekend! View photos.
One ALA student was selected for the AMEA Arizona All-State Choir and performed in the All-State Choir Concert at the Gammage Theatre on Saturday, April 8, 2017. What an honor!