Phone: 720-886-5300

16100 E. Smoky Hill Rd.
Aurora, CO 80015
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Performing Arts
​​​Course descriptions for all Performing Arts courses are listed in the ​Program of Studies.  Smoky Hill offers courses in the following areas:


  • Strives to maintain a balanced program in all facets of music education and the development of the each musician. 

  • Opportunities to play in one of three concert ensembles, one jazz ensemble and one percussion class.

  • Opportunities to participate in marching band, pep band, pit orchestra and other outside chamber music ensembles.

smoky hill symphonic winds performing at carnegie hall. 

      pep band posing for a group photo in the smoky hill gym


  • Eight choirs, with approximately 300 students, six auditioned choirs, and one extracurricular ensemble.

  • Developed around classical training, includes variety as each ensemble performs multicultural and diverse music.

  • Nearly half of students are enrolled in a second choral ensemble course.  The choir has a long history and tradition of excellence.

       smoky hill choir posing on stage

             smoky hill choir posing at a retreat in the woods


  • Offers several levels from beginner to advanced.  All classes are assigned as PE credits, advanced level courses have the choice of being PE or Fine Arts credits.

  • Instructed by Lisa Wood- directs the All-School Musical and an annual auditioned Dance Recital, the Dance Showcase.

  • Research shows those who study dance score higher on measures of creative thinking, originality and abstract thought. 

               cartoons of dancers posing during a routine


  • Directed by Ms. Chelsea Peele- Orchestra consists of a comprehensive performance-based curriculum. Uses traditional and standard repertoire to teach technique, musicality and music theory.

  • Consists of two orchestras: String Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra, which perform at least four times per year.  An extra-curricular Chamber Ensemble Club meets after school as designated by Ms. Peele.

       smoky hill orchestra enjoying the rainy weather

       symphony orchestra posing in uniform before a concert


  • Drama program strives to give students an opportunity to learn about and excel in the art or practice of producing dramatic works. 

  • Four levels of theatre classes, including IB Theater and Technical Theater

  • With five all-school productions annually, most students should be able to fill their dramatic interests.

        theater production posing for their alice in wonderland performance

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Coordinator​: ​Tim Brown
Secretary:​ Stacy Mowbray
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