Visual & Performing ArtsWe believe that the arts allow for people to express themselves, but that they also provide ways to educate and challenge artists and audiences alike. As educators in the Visual and Performing Arts, it is our privilege to work with the students at Lompoc High School and help them develop both as artists and as young adults.
Courses OfferedDanceDance Quest (by Teacher Permission only)DramaMusical Theater (CTE intro course)Technical Theater (CTE concentrator course)Advanced Musical Theater (CTE completer course)Directing (at bottom)Theatre Quest (by Teacher Permission only)Instrumental MusicPercussion Ensemble (at bottom)Jazz BandPep BandMusic Quest (at bottom)Visual ArtsVocal MusicChoir (at bottom)
Elizabeth P. Alvarez, Visual Art
Julia B. Anderson, Instrumental Music
Sarah A. M. Barthel, Drama & Vocal Music
Bree Jansen, Dance
Kendell Lopez, Photography/Videography
News & NotesSANTA BARBARA COUNTY PERFORMING ARTS TEACHER OF THE YEAR 2016Drama and choir teacher Sarah Barthel was named the first-ever Santa Barbara County Performing Arts Teacher of the Year for 2016. This new award is sponsored by the Santa Barbara Bowl. Barthel was nominated by colleagues Bree Jansen (dance teacher) and Alyssa Prieto (mathematics teacher). Barthel has been teaching/directing LHS Drama since August of 2002 and has been the Choir teacher/advisor since August 2013. Congratulations to Mrs. Barthel!VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS AWARDS NIGHT 2019The Lompoc High Visual and Performing Arts Department will hold its sixth annual awards night on May 21, 2019, in the LHS Little Theatre. Following the event, refreshments will be available during a meet-and-greet time in MU-1 with students, teachers, and parents. Award winners will receive invitations from their teachers. Award winners are welcome to bring parents and/or friends to the ceremony.