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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.


Check out some pictures from the Fine Arts Department


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    Come see the Spring Musical!! 

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      Purchase your tickets at:

     April 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 – 7:30 p.m.

                                                                                              April 21 – 2:00 p.m.                                                                                                                                             

Click here Fine Arts Career Pathways Information


Click on the links below to access the various scholarship applications.

All applications will be done on-line with the exception of the Thespian application and the Summer Music Camp application.  The Thespian application and the Summer Music Camp applications should be printed and returned to the Fine Arts office by the date listed on each application.

Deadline for all applications listed on applications.    Late applications cannot be accepted.

Music Private Lesson Scholarship Application

Music Booster Senior Scholarship Application

Speech, Drama, Broadcasting Scholarship Application

Thespian Scholarship Application   (Deadline is March 21st)

Summer Music Camp Scholarship Application


Department Chair
Dr. Teralyn Keith

Department Administrative Assistant
Carol Albanese

Faculty Members

Name Courses Link
Department Chair
Dr. Teralyn Keith

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Music Theory 1, Advanced Music Theory, AP Music Theory Maine South Fine Arts Web Page
Matthew Hanes

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Chamber, Concert & Treble Choir, Guitar and Ukulele 1/2, Beatmaking and Music Production @msouthchoir105
David Hutter

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Concert & Symphonic Band,  Percussion Techniques,    Wind Ensemble

MSHS Band Web Page

Band Facebook 

Band Instagram

Band YouTube

Leo Park


String, Philharmonic & Symphony Orchestra, Piano 1/2  
Speech Drama     
Name Courses Link
Patrick Sanchez

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Theatre Tech  
Joseph Fitzpatrick




Drama 1, 2, 3, 4, Theatre Communications

MSHS Drama Web Page

Drama Instagram: @pacting101

Karen Hall Drama 1  
                                        Name                                                   Courses Link
Mason Strom

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TV & Radio Production, Digital Video Production,  Advanced TV/Film Production 1, 2, 3 MSHS WMTH Web Page

WMTH-FM Streaming  Radio


WMTH Instagram @wmthsouth

Visual Arts     
Name Courses Link
Mary Lee Moore

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Ceramics & Design 2, Advanced Ceramics, AP 3D Design, Photo 1, 2, 3 & AP 2D Design  
Mary Miller


Art Studio 1, Art 2, Ceramics & Design 1  
Greg Regalado

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Art Studio 1, Ceramics & Design 1, Digital Art, Advanced Digital Art, Art 3, AP Drawing
    MSHS Orchesis Web Page 
    Clubs & Activities
    Private Music Teacher List

please contact the Fine Arts office with questions regarding upcoming events  847-692-8240



Tentative Calendar of Events  –  2023-2024 School year  

October, 2023

30 – Music Booster Meeting


November, 2023

2- Choir Concert

9 – Winter play interest meeting 

11 –  Veteran’s Day concert 

14 – Winter Play Auditions

15 – Winter Paly Callbacks

30 – Film Fest



December, 2023

1, 2 – Vshow 7:30pm

11 – Booster Meeting 7:00pm

13 –  Library Concert Series Recital

16 – Musical Auditions

15, 16 – Dance Company Show 7:30pm


January, 2024

9 – Musical Callbacks

23 – Lincoln Orchestra Progress Concert

29 – Band Rehearsathon


February, 2024

1 – Emerson Orchestra Progress concert 7:00pm

8, 9 – Winter Play 7:30pm

22 – Band concert 7:00pm

28 – Lincoln Band Progress Concert

29 – Emerson Band Concert


March, 2024

5 – Orchestra Concert

13 – Jazz Percussion band concert 7:00pm

14 –  District Choral Fest

18- SDB Booster Meeting 7:00pm


April, 2024

15 – Music Booster meeting 7:00pm

18 –  Senior Musical Performance

19, 20 – Spring Musical 7:30pm

21 – Spring Musical 2:00pm

25,26,27 – Spring Musical 7:30pm


May, 2024

3 – Orchestra Concert 7:00pm

7 – Band Concert 7:00pm

8 – Film Fest 7:00pm

9 – Choir Concert 7:00pm

14 – Thespian Event

Course Offerings


                Music Performance

                                          Music Nonperformance 


Patrons of “The Arts”

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 


“Arts education is critical for helping students develop creativity, critical thinking and problem solving abilities.”


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 2018-2019 school year, Boosters provided over 800 private music lessons, and awarded 7 summer camp scholarships and 16 senior scholarships.

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 and check out our website at 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


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 this link for the MS SDB Boosters QR Code Flyer for payment (including electronic payment) information.