Fine Arts

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 Choir 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.




    2018-2019 Schedule

    ALA Sundays
    ALA Sundays take place during the normal Sunday service times at congregations around the state of Arizona.

    September 30, 9am - Deer Valley, Phoenix
    October 21, 8am & 10:30am - Emmanuel, Tempe
    October 28, 9am - Our Shepherd, Cornville
    November 18, 9:30am - Mt. Calvary, Flagstaff
    December 2, 9am - Paradise Valley, Phoenix
    January 13, 9am - Grace, Casa Grande
    January 27, 8am & 10:30am - King of Kings, Apache Junction
    February 3, 8am & 10:30am - Emmaus, Phoenix
    February 24, 9am - Our Savior, Sun City
    March 3, 8am & 10:30am - Shepherd of the Hills, Tucson
    March 24, 9:30am - Pilgrim, Mesa

    Concerts
    Concerts take place on the ALA campus.

    Sunday, October 7, 4pm - Fall Concert
    Friday, December 14, 7pm - Christmas Concert
    Thursday, March 7, 7pm - Spring Concert
    Friday, May 24, 7pm - Commencement Concert


    Festivals & Events
    The choir will attend the WELS West Regional Choral Festival being held at Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School in New Ulm, Minnesota, on November 9-11, 2018.
    The A Cappella choir was privileged to attend the 2017 WELS National Choral Fest 50th Anniversary Celebration hosted by Luther High School in Onalaska, WI from November 10-12, 2017. It was an amazing blessing to be a part of this historic event. View recording

    CONCERT CHOIR


  • 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.

    CONCERT BAND
  • 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.

    VISUAL ARTS
  • 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.
    THEATRE
  • 2018 SPRING THEATRE PRODUCTION


    Twelve Angry Jurors by Reginald Rose hit the ALA stage on April 26-29, 2018. This heightened courtroom thriller puts you on the edge of your seat while powerfully exploring what it means to live in a democracy.  View photo gallery.





     










    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
  • BAND FEST

    Congratulations to the following students selected for 2018 WELS Band Fest at Evergreen Lutheran High School in Washington state. Evergreen hosted the festival for the first time ever, welcoming 85 students and their directors from ten different Lutheran high schools from around the country, the weekend of March 16-18, 2018.

    Clarinet: Senior Ben A and Sophomore Olivia K 
    Trumpet: Seniors Liza M and Jordyn M
    Trombone: Junior Luke K
    Tuba: Freshman Hannah B
     

    CHORAL FEST

    The A Cappella choir was privileged to attend the 2017 WELS National Choral Fest 50th Anniversary Celebration hosted by Luther High School in Onalaska, WI from November 10-12, 2017. It was an amazing blessing to be a part of this historic event. View recording