Performing Arts

Loch Raven Technical Academy

Performing Arts Magnet


Vision and Mission

Vision Statement:

Magnet programs will assist students in becoming globally competitive citizens by providing unique educational choice options aligned with students’ interests, talents, and abilities.

Mission Statement:

Magnet programs will enhance students’ educational experiences and academic performance by providing unique learning environments, innovative instructional programs, and specialized programs of study and/or experiences that extend and enrich the existing BCPS curricula, promote student diversity*, and align with evolving community and industry/business needs.

Loch Raven Technical Academy Performing Arts Magnet

The Performing Arts Magnet program is a three-year program teaching skills and performance techniques in each of the following performing arts areas: Theater Arts (acting, vocal, movement), Percussion/Steel Pan.  

Theater Arts: Intro to stage lighting & readers theater, monologue, fundamentals of theater performance, performing scripts, beginning of script analysis, costuming, working as an ensemble, vocal music, movement. It is the beginning of a three year cumulative exploration and study of characterization. 

Steel Pan Percussion:   Fundamentals of rhythmic drumming on steel pans and various world percussion instruments as well as fundamentals of improvisation and creative performance explored. LRA is one of the only middle schools in the county with steel pans.

Vocal Music:   Fundamentals of vocalizing, performance techniques, diction and different styles of music are prepared and performed. Use of the solo voice is emphasized.