Performing & Visual Arts
Sarah Baker | Theater Director, Lower School Music
Sarah Baker has been teaching music and theater in various educational and ministry organizations for the past ten years.
We believe that the dramatic arts are an important part of a classical Christian education by training students to be able to memorize large amounts of text, to be captivating storytellers, to understand empathy and behavior in themselves and others, and to work in community towards a successful performance by incorporating a variety of technical skills. The heart of our department is to promote the dramatic arts as a worshipful expression in order to glorify the Great Storyteller, our Creator.
Rob Patterson | Upper School Choir Director
Singing in choir changed my life. It was there I first connected to something greater than myself, grew to respect and value the contribution of others, and learned to worship God beautifully and in unity with the gathered church. Because of this, it is a huge joy for me to teach our students in Concert and Chamber Choir.
Every St. Abraham’s student receives the gift of making music. Research has shown this gift has educational and developmental benefits, but at St. Abraham’s it has a spiritual benefit as well. Understanding that the music we listen to informs our worldview and shapes our lives, we help form disciples of Jesus by making music that honors the Lord and directs our hearts Godward.
Brie Schmida | Upper School Visual Arts
Brie is currently working towards a BFA in Illustration at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco.
It's my goal to inspire students to use their imagination, sharpen their observational talents, and admire the greatest works of all designed by Him who created us.