2020-2021 Information

Program Fees for 2020-2021 

Due to the uncertainty around COVID-19 and the implementation of a hybrid learning environment, VAPA program fees for the fall of 2020-2021 will be $25. The co-curricular landscape will be re-evaluated in January 2021 and if more on-site learning is possible, the fees may return to their normal rate of $100 per program for the spring semester.

Please consider making a donation to our VAPA booster program in lieu of the higher fee. Memberships start at $75 and perks for the different levels are listed here.

VAPA Info Webinar & Slide Deck

Find out more about VAPA at ND by watching the webinar info meeting and checking out the slide deck! Questions? Reach out to Ms. King, Ms. Andrus, or Ms. Paulson. 

Performing Arts Mission

As educators and artists, the Notre Dame Performing Arts faculty lay the foundations for students to serve the world by building skills, making connections, and developing creative problem-solving. We believe it is critical that as passionate artists, students explore arts as relevant beyond entertainment, and experience performing arts as a means to ignite change and serve communities on a local, national, and global scale.

Performing Arts at Notre Dame offers a wide variety of curricular and co-curricular opportunities for students to explore their passions, make meaningful connections through artistic expression,  and develop their skills on and off the stage. Students involved with Performing Arts have the option of earning a Diploma with Emphasis through their participation and leadership. Below are the many options available to students at Notre Dame. Reach out to Performing Arts faculty with questions or to learn more about the amazing opportunities available! 

Fast Facts

  • Community partnerships with San Jose State University, Hammer Theater, City Lights Theater, St. Joseph’s Basilica,  St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, YWCA of Silicon Valley, MACLA, Santa Clara University, San Jose Downtown Association and more!
  • Immersion trips to Oregon Shakespeare Festival and San Francisco theater experience.
  • Participation in dance and music festivals and music performance tours
  • Performance field trips to SJ Dance Co, Opera San Jose, Berkeley Repertory Theater, Theaterworks, and professional tours.