Marin School of the Arts at Novato High School had a huge night Monday, June 1, with theatre students winning major awards in San Francisco and San Jose. Senior Gabriel Cowger won the Beach Blanket Babylon $10,000 college scholarship award at the final round of competition in the acting category. At the same time, MSA’s production of Young Frankenstein swept the Rita Moreno California High School Musical Honors in San Jose. Read more…
About The School
The Marin School of the Arts (MSA) is an award-winning arts academy within a public high school setting.
MSA offers talented and motivated students the opportunity for professional arts instruction and practice while fulfilling all requirements in math, science, language arts, physical education and other elective programs at Novato High School.
Marin School of the Arts is a regional magnet to which students can apply for admission from any school in the Bay Area, as well as from within the Novato Unified School District.
The affordable and cost-effective setting of the program in a public high school encourages a greater socio-economic and geographic diversity of talented young artists, attracting students across Novato, Marin County and the wider Bay Area.
MSA Student Illustrates Book Cover
MSA student artist Gabriella Borges had no idea she was being observed while she was drawing on her tablet during a long flight to Hawaii in 2013. While she was completely absorbed, her artwork had caught a fellow passenger’s attention.
“She was in her own world. She would create this really beautiful image and then she would erase it and I thought ‘Oh my God, how can you erase something so beautiful,’” Armando Arias, a professor, recalls of the flight he and his wife were taking on their way to vacation. “We went through the plane ride, going in and out of sleep, and poking each other to see what she was creating,” he recalls.
Finally, Dr. Arias couldn’t sit idly by watching anymore. He struck up a conversation with Borges. A professor of social psychology at the University of California, Monterey Bay, with keen interest in how people interact with and relate to art, Arias decided then and there to ask Borges if she would like to provide illustrations an upcoming class project. Read more…
MSA Jazz Choir at Next Generaion Monterey Jazz Festival
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