Fine & Performing Arts
The arts department offers unique pre-professional experiences featuring multiple courses in the visual arts, ceramics, theater arts, and music.
Our students are encouraged to participate in contests and other opportunities to showcase their work, earn awards and recognition, and obtain scholarships. Students learn creative problem solving skills, active critical discourse, history, and technique. All visual and performing arts courses are designed to provide students with strong portfolio development.
Our students have regular opportunities to showcase their work, earn awards and recognition, and obtain scholarships. Student artwork has been accepted into prestigious programs such as the Holocaust Learning Trunk Program through the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust and the Atlanta High School Art Exhibition, a juried show at the Piedmont Park Dogwood Festival. We are the only Jewish high school in North America to have offered students the ability to compete in the nationally recognized August Wilson Monologue Competition, offered through Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theater.
Weber's approach to music education is comprehensive and features performance and general music courses, choral and instrumental performance ensembles, and Artists-in-Residence.
General music courses include Music Foundations and electives in Guitar, Sound Engineering, and Music Theory. Music electives span Fine Arts and Jewish Studies with interdisciplinary courses through which students are able to earn credit in either Fine Arts or Jewish Studies.
“Music is at the core of Jewish life and Jewish history and is the primary reason I became involved in Jewish education. The creative opportunities our music program offers are specifically designed to challenge our students understanding of the relationship between music, technology, and Judaism.” Music Program Director Drew Cohen
For those students interested in performance, there are opportunities to audition for Weber Chorus, as well as ensembles for instrumentalists. Performance-focused ensemble groups develop individual and collaborative musical skills. The ensembles perform for the school community, as well as in other public venues, with visiting artists advising and working with the bands.