Arts


See where your creativity takes you.

Arts are a rich part of Mercersburg’s history. Students continue the tradition of alumni by participating in a variety of performances and exhibitions. From choral and instrumental ensembles to dance, theatre, and gallery shows, the work of student artists is consistently a highlight of the school calendar.

Students involved in the arts develop confidence and discover fundamental truths about who they are and where they might go in life. Our faculty of working artists provide a strong base, and guest artists visit campus throughout the year to offer new perspectives and unique expertise.

After classes are completed on a typical day, the Burgin Center for the Arts has no shortage of visitors. Students can be found rehearsing in the dance studios, practicing an instrument, rigging lighting for a play, finishing a painting, firing a clay pot, editing digital music or photography, preparing our school newspaper, or designing our yearbook (the Karux) and award-winning literary-arts journal (The Blue Review). Learn more about the arts curriculum



Opened in 2006, the Burgin Center for the Arts is a campus hub of dance, music, and theatre performances as well as visual arts displays and exhibits. The 65,000-square-foot facility is more than just four walls—it’s home to our arts faculty offices, digital arts lab, rehearsal spaces, fine arts studios, and performance spaces, including a 599-seat proscenium theatre, a black box theatre, and two recital halls.

From rotating art installations to stage performances, instrumental recitals, and dance concerts, the Burgin Center is where students’ creative energy really comes alive!


Arts Events at Mercersburg Academy

We invite you to check out the list of events below of our spring performances. With the exception of the Senior Visual Arts and Music Recital, which are open to family members of the class of 2021,
​​​​​​​performances will only be open to students and faculty/staff of the Academy. All performances will be livestreamed for your enjoyment! If you have any questions, email reservations@mercersburg.edu or call 717-328-6349.

View Our Arts Playlist on YouTube 

Check out past performances and behind-the-scenes looks on our YouTube channel

April

23 & 24


A Chorus Line   |  7:30 p.m. ET

Directed by Laurie Mufson, Stony Batter Players present their annual musical. Check back for more information. 

April

30


Spring Music Concert   |  7 p.m. ET

Featuring Octet, Magalia, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Chorale, and the String Ensemble. 

May

21 & 22


Spring Dance Concert   |  7:30 p.m. ET

Featuring a variety of dance styles, directed by Denise Dalton, Mercersburg's director of dance, held in the Simon Theatre with limited seating and livestream available. 

June

4

Senior Music Recital/Senior Visual Arts Show  |  2 p.m. ET

Celebrate our seniors and their exceptional work during their time at Mercersburg. Join us for the Senior Visual Arts Show at 2 p.m. in the Cofrin Gallery and the Senior Music Recital at 3:30 p.m. in the Simon Theatre (open to seniors and their families).

Our arts faculty have years of professional and academic experience.