Performing Arts

The Performing Arts Department seeks to engage, enrich, and inspire USN students. Lower school students engage the Arts as they experience vocal and instrumental music and movement.  These new talents are showcased in performances, including the beloved Grandparents Day and the Fourth Grade Operetta.  

Early in Middle School our Arts rotation enriches students’ lives as they try their hand at each of our Performing Arts activities.  Once in 7th grade, they begin to focus on their own passions through a wide variety of Arts electives.

In High School we offer a breadth of courses that allow students to explore new creative interests, while also being encouraged to delve  deeply into their passions.  Ultimately, our goal is to inspire students to engage with the Arts beyond the boundaries of USN.

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List of 9 members.

  • Photo of James Manning

    James Manning 

    MS & HS Technical Theater Teacher
    Vanderbilt University - Bachelor of Arts
    Bethel University - MAEd
    Started at USN: 2011
  • Photo of Doni Princehorn

    Doni Princehorn 

    LS Music Teacher
    (615) 321-8022
    Kent State University - BS
    Started at USN: 1980
  • Photo of Bakari King

    Bakari King 

    Middle School Theater Teacher
    Faulkner University - B.S.
    Started at USN: 2007
  • Photo of Kyle  Barboza

    Kyle  Barboza 

    University of Rhode Island - Masters of Music
    University of Rhode Island - Bachelor of Music
    Started at USN: 2015
  • Photo of Lillian Palmer

    Lillian Palmer 

    High School Theatre Director
    Lipscomb University - MA
    Birmingham-Southern College - BA
    Started at USN: 2018
  • Photo of Miranda Vargo

    Miranda Vargo 

    Assistant Band Director, Grades 5-12
    William Paterson University of New Jersey - Bachelor of Music
    Started at USN: 2021
  • Photo of Caren Lyons

    Caren Lyons 

    High School Dance Teacher
    Oklahoma City University - Bachelor of Performing Arts
    Lesley University - MA
    Started at USN: 2019
  • Photo of Marci Murphree

    Marci Murphree 

    Middle School & After School teacher -Dance
    MTSU - BA
    Southern Association of Dance Masters - Re-Certification
    Started at USN: 2007
  • Photo of Noah Rice

    Noah Rice 

    Belmont University - BM
    Started at USN: 2022
    USN Class of 2011

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