Fine Arts 2018-01-10T16:13:56+00:00


Fine Arts choices such as Choir, Band, Orchestra, Musical Theater, and Drama afford students the opportunity to engage and further develop skills beyond those learned in the classroom setting. As a classical school, Gloria Deo Academy emphasizes education through the arts. Students have many opportunities as a result of the school’s provisional accreditation. This allows GDA students to participate in MSHSAA activities.

Choir // GDA offers Choir beginning in 7th Grade. GDA’s Choir performs at the Christmas and Spring Concert. Additional past performances have occurred at the Show Boat Branson Bell Dock and the Springfield Symphony Orchestra Fundraiser. The Choir meets Fridays at 1-2 pm. The yearly fee for GDA students is $50. Choir is also available to homeschool/non-GDA students for a yearly $100 fee. GDA as had at least one student represent the school in All-District Choir for the past two years. One GDA Senior who participated in All-District Choir stated, “All-District Choir is a great experience for anyone who loves to sing. Last year, hearing my voice blend with 199 others was a truly awesome experience. Coming from a reasonably small school with a small choir, having the opportunity to sing with a large group was a life changing event. I would highly recommend students from all schools to participate.” For more information please contact Dr. Sheri Slater at

Band // GDA offers three levels of Concert Band. The Band performs at the GDA Christmas Concert and the Spring Concert. The Intermediate and Advanced Bands also take a performance field trip in the spring semester. Band is open to all students in 5th Grade and higher. Beginning Band meets every Wednesday at 3:30-4:30 pm.  Intermediate Band (for second year players) meets every Monday at 3:30-4:30 pm. Advanced Band (7th Grade and older with 2+ years of experience) meets every Monday and Wednesday at 2:48-3:30 pm. All rehearsals and concerts are held at the Glendale Campus. Students are required to provide their own band instrument (flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, baritone or snare drum), wire music stand for home practice and band book. Beginning and Intermediate Bands use Tradition of Excellence Band Method books 1&2. Advanced Band uses Tradition of Excellence Technique & Musicianship. The yearly fee for GDA students is $50. Band is also available to homeschool/non-GDA students for a yearly $100 fee. For more information please contact Dr. Sheri Slater at

Orchestra // Orchestra is available to students in 4th – 12th Grade. Orchestra 1 meets on Mondays from 3:40-4:40 pm. Orchestra 2 meets on Wednesdays from 3:40-4:40pm.
The yearly fee for GDA students is $50. Orchestra is also available to homeschool/non-GDA students for a yearly $100 fee. For more information, please email Lynette Staswick at or call 402-730-8931.

Musical Theatre & Drama //  GDA offers a traditional Drama Class to GDA Students and produces an incredible Spring Musical each year. Past performances include Church Mouse, Back to the Cross, and Alice in Wonderland. The 2018 musical is Willy Wonka, scheduled on May 7-9. Tickets will be available soon!