Performing Arts

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The Performing Arts program at Roland Park Country School seeks to empower each student with confidence and grace. We treasure, protect and nurture the innate artist in all of our students, while encouraging them to challenge themselves through individual and ensemble explorations in dance, music and theater. While we maintain high performance standards, the focus for the students is primarily on the creative process. Our students discover the joy of sharing their talents collaboratively across all three divisions while gaining a true appreciation and understanding of the importance of the Performing Arts within the school and global community.


The RPCS dance program strives to cultivate confidence and grace in all of our students by promoting movement, collaboration, technique and performance.


The music program at RPCS fosters a love of music for all. We instill in our students the idea that music builds connection and creates joyfulness, which is epitomized in our shared community songs. 


Opportunities to engage in theatre at RPCS, whether as a performer, producer, set builder or stage manager, inspire taking creative risks, sharing ideas with others and discovery through experimentation. 

At Roland Park Country School, we believe that every student has a place in the Performing Arts department. From beginners to experienced artists, our classes are designed to build upon students’ strengths and encourage their areas of growth. Our department offers a wide range of courses which are all offered during the school day. In the Performing Arts classrooms, our students explore, create and discover in a collaborative environment. They learn what it means to immerse themselves fully in the performing arts, whether they are crafting their skills as a performer or as a member of the backstage crew. 

The Performing Arts Department believes that the stage is an extension of the classroom. Our curricular performances are supplemented and augmented through co-curricular offerings such as the Upper School Musical, the Middle School Musical, and the Upper School Film Festival. Each production team strives to choose material to reflect the diverse talents of our student body, while also choosing topics and themes that are relevant to them as learners. Every Middle and Upper School student is encouraged to audition for their divisional productions. We believe in providing an inclusive environment for all. Our students are involved in every facet of our mainstage performances both on and off stage, including set building, tech crew, and stage management.


In the Classroom


The Macfarlane Arts Center holds a multi-use complex of performance and practice spaces for dance, theatre and music and houses the 425-seat Sinex Theater. The Nancy Roche Performing Arts Wing holds the Swingle Chorus Room and the Tyler Studio.

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LS flamenco dancing


I have not been the first
and I will not be the last
to dance through the halls of Roland Park Country School.
MS bells performance

Winter & Spring Concerts

All three divisions boast a winter and spring concert. All of these concerts include singing and dancing performances, while the Lower School concerts also include instrumental performances while the Middle School concerts include theatre. In the spring, the Upper School separates it's choral and dance concerts and highlights each in their own performance.

Roses with Rosebuds

All-School Collaborations

Certain Lower School grades pair up with the Roses and Semiquavers in multiple performances throughout the year. First grade (Rosebuds) dances with the Roses in the winter concert while for the spring concert kindergarten collaborates with the Semis and the Roses dance with the fourth grade (Thornettes). 



Both the Upper School and Middle School host musical performances for our friends and family to enjoy. The Upper School musical is in the fall, while the Middle School musical is in the winter. 

Semis at Carnegie Hall

Spotlight Performances

The auditioned ensemble groups travel around the country and internationally to perform at some of the most prestigious stages on Earth. They have performed at Disneyland, the White House, and (pictured left) Carnegie Hall, among others. 

Semis caroling

Performing in the Community

The Upper School auditioned performing arts groups take their talents to the Baltimore community. From dancing in the Baltimore Theater Project to singing at nursing homes, our performers are happy to share their talents with our neighbors.