Fine Arts

The Fine Arts Department seeks to help students find their strengths and to foster all students’ creative and artistic instincts. Covering three curricular departments – Art, Music, and Drama/Broadcasting – along with a wide range of extra-curricular programs, Fine Arts provides each student a unique opportunity to develop creativity and purpose.

Department Chair
Teralyn Keith
847-692-8239

Department Assistant
Patty Bannon
847-692-8240

Faculty Members


Name Courses Link
Matthew Hanes Chamber, Concert & Mixed Choir, Percussion Techniques, Guitar 1/2, Digital Music & Audio Production  
David Hutter Concert, Intermediate & Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Percussion Techniques

MSHS Band Web Page

MSHS Jazz Band Web Page

Felicia Lahart Design & Materials 1, 2 & 3, AP Art History  
Lauri McCleneghan Drama 1, Theatre Comm, Communication Arts MSHS Drama Web Page
Mary Lee Moore Photo 1, 2, 3 & AP2D, Art Foundations/Applications  
Matthew Nix String, Philharmonic & Symphonic Orchestra, Guitar 1/2, Piano 1/2 MSHS Orchestra Web Page
Cherie Rams Art 2, 3 & AP Drawing, Art Foundations/Applications  
Greg Regalado Photo 1, Digital Imaging, Art Foundations/Applications  
Patrick Sanchez Theatre Tech  
Carrier Saurer Drama 2, 3, 4, Communication Arts, Theatre Tech MSHS Drama Web Page
Mason Strom Broadcasting, Advance TV/Film

MSHS WMTH Web Page

WMTH-FM Streaming  Radio

WMTH-TV Streaming

    MSHS Orchesis Web Page 
    Clubs & Activities

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Next time you’re in a Student Service Team area take a moment to notice the recently installed MSHS student artwork.

Thank you Ms. Moore for your help in making this happen.


October

1  –  ILMEA Auditions (Choir, Vocal Jazz – Crystal Lake South HS)

2  –  ILMEA Auditions (Orchestra  –  Rolling Meadows HS)

2  –  V-Show, Footlighters, 1st meeting (3:30P, PA105, no audition, just show up)

3  –  ILMEA Auditions (Band, Jazz Band  –  Stevenson HS)

12  –  Marching Band (Football Game)

19  –  Marching Band (Football Game, Sr Night)

20  –  Band Spectacular (6:00/7:00P)

25  –  Choir Concert (7:30P)

November

2 & 3  –  Camp V-Show (7:30P)  click HERE for tickets

7  –  Winter Play Int Mtg
8  –  Orchestra Concert (7:30P) 
10  –  ILMEA Festival (New Trier HS)
11  –  Veteran’s Band Concert (2:00P)
14  –  Library Concert Series (7:00P)
15  –  SBD Studio Showcase (7:30P) & Iannelli Sr Exhibit (5:30 to 7:30P)
17  –  ILMEA Jazz Festival (Waukegan HS)
21/25  –  Band/Choir Orlando Trip

26  –  Winter Play Auditions

28  –  Winter Play Call Backs
30  –  Orchesis (7:30P)


December

1  –  Orchesis (7:30P)
4  –  Guitar Concert (7:30P)
14  –  Holiday Concert (7:00P)

January

10, 11, 12  –  IL Theatre Festival  (Urbana)
24, 25, 26  –  ILMEA All-State (Peoria)
29  –  Orch Progress Concert (Lincoln)


February

5  –  Orch Progress Concert (Emerson)
7, 8, 9  –  Winter Play “Lysistrata” (7:30P)
12  –  Band Progress Concert (Emerson)
13  –  Band Progress Concert (Lincoln)
14/18  –  Orchestra NY Trip
20  –  Band Concert #1 (7:30P)
22  –  Band Concert #2 (7:30P)

March

5  –  Orchestra Concert (7:30P)
7  –  Choir Concert (7:30P)


April

12, 13  –  Musical “Into The Woods” (7:30P)
14  –  Musical “Into The Woods” (2:00P)
16  –  Library Concert Series (7:00P)
17  –  Musical “Into The Woods” (Sr Perf 4:00P)
26, 27  –  Musical “Into The Woods” (7:30P)

May

1  –  Orchestra Concert (7:30P)
2  –  Band Concert (7:30P)
6  –  Guitar Concert (7:00P)
8  –  Film Fest (7:00P)
10  –  Choir Concert (7:30P)
16  –  Broadcasting, Music, Thespian Awards (7:00P)

Course Offerings


Art

Music

Broadcasting/Drama

Patrons of “The Arts”

Be a “Patron” and lend your support to our students and community by increasing the resources available to our Fine Arts programs here at Maine South and give all our students an outlet for creative self expression! 

 Patrons of  “The Arts” is based solely on donations which are used to enhance the Maine South education by providing guest artist-in-residencies and valuable workshops for students in all areas in “The Arts”.  

 We hope you share our commitment to expand the talent pool available to the Maine South Fine Arts students by becoming a member of the Patrons of “The Arts” and donating to this valuable, philanthropic organization. 

Be a “Patron” and lend your support to our students and community by increasing the resources available to our Fine Arts programs here at Maine South and give all our students an outlet for creative self expression! 

click HERE for the Patrons of “The Arts” membership form 

click HERE for Patrons of “The Arts” spring newsletter

 

MSHS Music Booster Org

The Maine South Music Booster Organization is parent run and a wonderful way to support the music programs at Maine South. Through Boosters, the students in Orchestra, Choir, Band, Piano, and Guitar are eligible to apply for scholarships for private lessons, summer camps, and college. During the 2016-2017 school year, Boosters provided over 600 private music lessons, and awarded 8 summer camp scholarships and 14 senior scholarships. In addition, Music Boosters provided two meals to each of the over 200 students who participated in the Washington, D.C. trip, along with contributing to both the new in class sound systems and the upcoming new auditorium sound system.

Boosters also provide financial and hands-on help with concerts, equipment, guest musician clinics, travel experiences, snacks/meals, uniforms, etc., and respond to various requests from teachers throughout the year.

Please join The Maine South Music Booster Organization and consider volunteering to support the fantastic music programs at Maine South. Attend our quarterly meetings, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MusicBoosters and check out our website at www.mainesouthmusicboosters.org to keep apprised of all the happenings and how you can be involved.  We are recognized as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, so your membership and any contributions are tax deductible.

click HERE for  a Music Booster membership application

click HERE to go to the MSHS Music Booster web site

click HERE for information on the Music Booster Gift Card Sale

Speech, Drama Broadcast Boosters

The mission of the Speech, Drama & Broadcasting Boosters organization of Maine South High School is to support the students participating in these three programs, both in the classroom and as extracurricular activities.  Our primary focus is to raise funds and offer scholarships to graduating seniors.  In the past three years we have distributed over $35,000 in scholarships.  The SDB Boosters support and assist the faculty, the Fine Arts Administration, and the students involved in speech, drama and broadcasting.  

The Drama Department produces a number of shows throughout the year.  A large part of our fundraising is through raffles, concessions, and flower sales at these performances.  TLC dinners are served during tech rehearsals to everyone involved with the production of the fall and winter plays and the musical.  The Boosters also support drama at Maine South by hosting receptions during special performances and recognition ceremonies, and assisting the International Thespian Society Troupe with their fundraisers.

The Broadcasting program includes both radio and television experience for students.  Funds donated to SDB Boosters have enabled us to assist with updating broadcasting equipment, to host an end-of-the-year reception celebrating excellent work and festival awards, and to provide other support of these students’ activities. 

Please consider joining Speech, Drama & Broadcasting Boosters.  As an added incentive, your membership will enable you to enjoy the benefit of purchasing pre-sale tickets to the Spring Musical. Our meetings are open to all members and are held five times a year.  We can always use help with TLC dinners, concessions, and flower sales at performances and many of us really enjoy getting to know each other by working together in support of our children’s creative endeavors.  Please join, even if you are not available to volunteer.  Though most of our members are parents of current students, some SDB Boosters are alumni families or friends from the community who wish to support arts education at Maine South, and we are so grateful to them.  We depend on and truly appreciate any donations of time and/or your financial support of the Speech, Drama & Broadcasting Booster programs!

click HERE for a printable  SDB Booster membership form.

click HERE to go to the SDB  Booster web site.

Available Scholarships


Private Music Statement Sheet click HERE, 1st sheet due 12/14

Senior Scholarships, information available Spring ’19

Summer Music Camp Scholarships, information available Spring ’19