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Fine Arts

Name Title Group Email Phone
Nelson, Jeff Teacher Band Email 919-657-4800 x7131



Our band program is offered for students in 4th - 8th grade. Students in 4th - 6th who choose band have class twice a week and students in 7th & 8th have class three times a week. Students perform in two concerts a year and the older students also play at Mass. The Jazz band performs in the diocesan show "Catholic Schools Live".

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Drama & Dance Program

The Drama and Dance program at St. Mary Magdalene offers students a wide variety of classroom and extracurricular opportunities not found at other diocesan schools.
Students in 4th - 6th grade attend drama class weekly and 7th - 8th gr have the option to take Thespian Society fall elective and the spring Dance elective. Students in 5th - 8th gr are eligible to participate in the after school dance companies MPAC and Liturgical Dance. In addition to smaller dance & drama performances throughout the year the Fall  Drama elective presents a Dessert Theater and in the Spring the Dance elective presents a showcase at the Halle Theater in downtown Apex. The extra curricular club MPAC (Monarch Performing Arts Company) performs at the diocesan show "Catholic Schools Live". 



Name Title Group Email Phone
Lang, Barbara Teacher Music Dept. Email 919-657-4800
Rosko, Beth Teacher Music Dept. Email 919-657-4800 x7140



Students in Prek - 6th grade have music once a week. They study music history, instruments, singing and musical theater. The Hand Bell elective will be performing at the diocesan show "Catholic Schools Live".

Name Title Group Email Phone
Oglesby, Darlene Teacher Visual Arts Email 919-657-4800 x7132


Visual Arts 

  Our visual arts department is lead by a full-time art teacher.  Students in preschool through sixth grade have art weekly.  Seventh and eighth graders can choose a visual art class such as drawing, textiles or sculpture as an elective. Visual art pieces will be presented at the diocesan show "Catholic Schools Live".