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Arts

At Oakland Catholic, we believe that development of mind, body and spirit are inextricably connected. Through the arts, our students engage in self-discovery, problem solve creatively, build resilience, exercise empathy, and experience joy.

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.
—Maya Angelou

Music

We strive to provide a broad range of musical experiences, aimed at training young musicians to speak the language of music, both here and in future musical endeavors. In choral classes, vocal technique, musicianship and artistic interpretation are stressed, with strong emphasis on the melding of individual contributions into a polished performance. In instrumental classes, individual lessons with a professional teacher of each student's particular instrument are encouraged, so that technique, musicianship and interpretation may be equally developed.

Explore our musical offerings

Theater

With talent to spare, our young women make the most of every opportunity to showcase their theatrical gifts.

Through OC's Theater Group and The Masque, both in conjunction with Central Catholic, our students can tread the boards and delight their audiences in productions that range from groundbreaking classics like Chicago to madcap plays like Little Red Riding Hood (and The Power Mutants)

Check out our recent productions

Visual Arts

The Visual Arts Department seeks to instill aesthetic awareness in every student. The understanding, appreciation, and production of art are developed through practical application and active participation. We work with a variety of mediums, from thrown clay in our pottery studio to oil, acrylic and watercolor paints. The core of the program is dedicated to unlocking the imagination, encouraging creativity, and developing critical thinking in each student.

Discover the possibilities

OC Arts Calendar

Central Catholic, McGonigle Theater
Central Catholic, McGonigle Theater
Central Catholic, McGonigle Theater

Art & Music Highlights

2023 Scholastic Art Awards

Twelve OC students received awards for their beautiful art peices at the 2023 Scholastic Art Awards! The art exhibit and awards ceremony will be at held at Carnegie Mellon University. 

Oil Paintings

Stunning oil paintings of Landscapes in Mrs. Koroly’s Honors Painting Class.

Inauguration Ceremony

On January 17th, Maia Ramirez, OCHS'25 and other members of the Pittsburgh Youth Chorus, were selected to perform at the Pennsylvania State Governor’s Inauguration Ceremony in Harrisburg, PA!