We have four areas of curriculum within the CPA department. The dance courses include CPA Dance, Popular Dance, Competition Dance, and Dance for Athletes. The drama department includes courses in Performing Arts (levels I-II-III-IV). They are also in charge of producing four annual theatrical productions. The instrumental department includes Concert Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra, and Wind Ensemble. The vocal department includes MIHS Chorus, McDowell Chorus, and Vocal Ensemble. The CPA also has an award-winning Marching Band as well as classes in Piano, Guitar, and Theory. The McDowell Center for Performing Arts is now renowned for our outstanding theatrical productions, our many instrumental and vocal groups, and our award winning musicians, singers, dancers, and actors.