|Douglass, Gail (Chair)||Jackson, Keith||Lindsey, Nathan||Wright-Stemmer, Corie|
The Indio High School Performing Arts Department performed the 2008 Tony Award winning musical In the Heights, last year. The music and lyrics are by Lin-Manuel Miranda and the book by Quiara Alegría Hudes. The story explores three days in the characters' lives in the New York CityDominican-American neighborhood of Washington Heights, New York. Through its music, dance and plot the universal themes of family, community and self-discovery are explored and affirmed. The play is being directed and produced by Gail Douglass, theatre teacher, and the Indio High band will do the score under the direction of Matt Howe. Kaylon McGee, Indio’s former choir teacher, is the choral director and choreography is under the direction of Katelynn Quinn who has worked on the last two musicals at Indio.
The Fine Arts Department is a diverse blend of talent spread across all grade levels throughout multiple disciplines that are rarely offered at MOST high schools across the United States. Indio High School has worked hard to keep its elective courses and the strength of the Fine Arts is one example. Each year Indio High produces some of the most talented, artistic, and expressive individuals in the entire Coachella Valley! The awards and accolades amass year after year as students are drawn to this popular and incredibly successful program! The Fine Arts department at Indio High School represents the epitome of a team of professionals dedicated to achieving the goal of performance and success and the high school as well as the surrounding communities owe their gratitude to these talented and hard working individuals.