Fine Arts

In The Classroom

Seton High School has a rich tradition of engaging students in the Fine Arts. Students can develop their individual talents in Visual Arts, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, and through other Fine Arts electives. Private Voice and Piano lessons are also available before or after school.

To fulfill diploma requirements, 1 unit of credit must be accumulated. Please see our Curriculum Guide for course descriptions.

Visual Arts

In addition to the development of foundational skills, students wishing to pursue an interest or career in the Visual Arts can develop college portfolios through advanced coursework focused on concentrations, including: Painting, Fibers and Fabrics, Graphic Design, Printmaking, 3-D Design (sculpture/ceramics), Photography, or Typography/Calligraphy.

Vocal Music

In addition to Freshman Chorus, students wishing to pursue an interest or career in the Vocal or Performing Arts can engage in Concert Choir throughout their four years at Seton High School. There are also unique opportunities to engage with Elder’s Glee Club and perform in Seton’s renowned Seton-Elder Performing Arts Series.

Instrumental Music

Students wishing to learn to play a Band instrument can engage in Beginning Instrumental Band. This course meets the fine arts requirement and prepares students to participate in Elder’s Marching Band or Elder’s Steel Drum Band.

Electives

  • Ceramics
  • Photography
  • Band
  • Steel Drums
  • Private Voice and Piano Lessons

Art Department Clubs and Activities

  • Art Club
  • Anime Club
  • Photography Club
  • National Art Honor Society
  • Seton/Elder Performing Arts Series
  • Participation in Annual Art Shows and community exhibitions, including The Flats Art Gallery
  • Field trips to local colleges
  • Interdisciplinary opportunities in the community

AP and Dual Credit Offerings

  • AP Art 3
  • AP Art 4

Both AP Art 3 and AP Art 4 are available for early college credit through our strong partnership with Mount Saint Joseph University. Please visit AP & Early College Credit (Dual Enrollment) for details and to see a complete listing of both AP and Dual Enrollment Courses available.

Fine Arts Department Members

Michelle Hillgrove
Michelle Hillgrove
Class of 1999
Fine Arts Department
Voice Coach
hillgrovem@setoncincinnati.org
(513) 471-2600 ext. 2035
Justin Kohler
Justin Kohler
Fine Arts Department
Freshman Chorus Teacher; Segale House Dean
kohlerj@setoncincinnati.org
(513) 471-2600 ext. 2034
Margie Metz
Margie Metz
Class of 1994
Fine Arts Department
Art Teacher & Department Chair
metzm@setoncincinnati.org
(513) 471-2600 ext. 2218
Maribeth Samoya
Maribeth Samoya
Class of 1981
Fine Arts Department
Choir Director
samoyam@setoncincinnati.org
(513) 471-2600 ext. 2030
Mary Sunderhaus
Mary Sunderhaus
Class of 1980
Fine Arts Department
Spirit Shop manager; Performing Arts Department Assistant
sunderhausm@setoncincinnati.org
(513) 471-2600 ext. 2032, Spirit Shop 2100
Erin Vanover
Erin Vanover
Class of 1998
Fine Arts Department
Art Teacher
vanovere@setoncincinnati.org
(513) 471-2600 ext. 2219

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