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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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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Maine South Fine Arts department presents The Addams Family – A New Musical

April 21, 22 & 28, 29, 2023 at 7:30pm; April 23, 2023 at 2:00pm

Maine South Watson Auditorium

$10.00 Tickets available at the door. Cash or check only.  Also available on by clicking here.

For info call 847-692-8240.



Click here Fine Art 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

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

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

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Concert & Symphonic Band,  Percussion Techniques,    Wind Ensemble,

MSHS Band Web Page

Band Facebook 

Band Instagram

Band YouTube

Matthew Nix

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String, Philharmonic & Symphonic Orchestra, Piano 1/2 MSHS Orchestra Web Page
Speech Drama     
Name Courses Link
Patrick Sanchez

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Theatre Tech  
Carrie Saurer

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Drama 1, 2, 3, 4

MSHS Drama Web Page

Drama Instagram: @pacting101

                                        Name                                                   Courses Link
Phil Ash

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Theatre Communication  
Mason Strom

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Radio & TV Production, Digital Video Production,  Advanced TV/Film Production 


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, Art Studio 2, Photo 1, 2, 3 & AP 2D  
Cherie Rams

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Art Studio 1, Art 2, 3 & AP Drawing, Ceramics & Design 1  
Greg Regalado

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Art Studio 1 &  2, Ceramics & Design 1, Digital Imaging, Advanced Digital Imaging & Digital Lab
    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  –  2022-2023 School year  

October, 2022

27 – Orchestra concert 7:00pm


November, 2022

3- Drama Showcase 7:30pm

10 – Winter play interest meeting 

11 –  Veteran’s Day concert 6:30pm

14 – Music booster meeting 7:00pm

15 – Winter play auditions 

17 – Winter play callbacks 



December, 2022

2, 3 – Vshow 7:30pm

14 – Band recital 7:00pm

16 – Musical audition videos due

16, 17 – Dance Company show


January, 2023

10 – Musical callbacks

23 – Band rehearsathon 6:00pm

24 – Lincoln Orchestra Progress concert 7:00pm

30 – Speech, Drama & Broadcasting Booster meeting 7:30pm


February, 2023

3 – Emerson Orchestra Progress concert 7:00pm

9, 10, 11 – Winter play 7:30pm

14 – Chamber Orchestra clinic night 3:30pm

23 – Band concert 7:00pm

28 – Orchestra Chamber Music recital night 7:00pm


March, 2023

1 – Lincoln Band progress concert 7:00pm

2 – Emerson Band progress concert 7:00pm

9 – Choir concert 7:00pm

15 – Jazz Percussion band concert 7:00pm

20 – Speech Drama Broadcasting booster meeting 7:30pm


April, 2023

3 – Music Booster meeting 7:00pm

21, 22 – The Addams Family Spring Musical 7:30pm

23 – The Addams Family Spring Musical 2:00pm 

28, 29 – The Addams Family Spring Musical 7:30pm


May, 2023

4 – Spring Band concert 7:00pm

9 – Spring Orchestra concert 7:00pm

10 – Film Fest 7:00pm 

11 – Spring Choir concert 7:00pm

16 – Fine Arts awards night 

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.