The Arts

Fine and Performing Arts at Northwest Catholic High School.

Northwest Catholic's Fine & Performing Arts Program rivals the largest public and private schools in the State. Whether it is in the classroom, with 27 courses to choose from, or after school, with clubs ranging from Dramateurs to Muse, Northwest Catholic invites students to pursue their interests in the fine and performing arts.

Eight experienced faculty members, all professionals in their fields, champion the arts at NWC and guide students, beginner to expert. 

We Create


Instrumental Lessons 
Concert Band
Honors Wind Ensemble 
Jazz Ensemble
Advanced Jazz Band 
String Ensemble 
Advanced String Ensemble 
Music Theory
AP Music Theory 
Pep Band
Voice Lessons 
Chamber Choir 
Women’s Chorus Concert 
Choir Jazz Choir

Theater Arts

Visual Arts
Introduction to Visual Arts 
Drawing and Painting 
Design and Sculpture 
Advanced Visual Arts
AP Studio Art 
Crafts and Culture 
Digital Photography

Read more about our Arts Courses here. 

Arts clubs

Arts Clubs at NWC keep our young artists creating from 2:30 to 9 pm. There is something inspiring happening every afternoon at NWC. Here is a sample of our Arts Clubs:

Unified Theater
Noweca Yearbook
Northwest News
Muse Literary Magazine
Art & Anime Club
Empty Bowls

Featuring the Dramateurs & Jazz Choir

We Inspire

Dramateurs Meet Virtually

Dramateurs Club met virtually this week with a Disney theme! NWC Virtual Clubs keep Student Life a top priority.

NWC Dramateurs in Microsoft Teams

Northwest Catholic's spring production of The Sound of Music might be on hold, but the school's theater troupe sticks together like family. Directors Mrs. Avery and Ms. Morran have created a "team" in NWC Virtual School Microsoft Teams app. Dramateurs should stay tuned for club meetings and messages.

NWC builds Sound of Music cast with local elementary students

NWC Performing Arts Chair Sara Avery said, "We are especially excited this year to welcome students from four different West Hartford schools — Smith, Webster Hill, Wolcott, and St. Timothy’s.

Music Scholarship endowed at NWC with $150,000 gift

Northwest Catholic endowed their longstanding Damuth Music Scholarship fund this month with a generous gift of $150,000 from the Dr. R. Lee Damuth and Adeline J. Damuth Foundation. 

All Invited to Annual Christmas Concert December 19

Northwest Catholic invites the entire community, including alumni, alumni parents, as well as current and alumni grandparents to its Annual Christmas Concert on Thursday, December 19 at 7pm in the Rice Auditorium.

Congratulations to the Dramateurs!

The Northwest Catholic Dramateurs will present their fall play, Dancing at Lughnasa, this Fri., Nov. 15 at 7pm, Sat., Nov. 16 at 7pm, and Sun., Nov. 17 at 2pm.