• Visual & Performing Arts

    We 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.
     
    Cellblock Tango pose from the musical CHICAGO High School Edition
     

    Courses Offered

    Dance
    Dance Quest (by Teacher Permission only)
     
    Drama
    Musical 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 Music
    Percussion Ensemble (at bottom)
    Jazz Band
    Pep Band
    Music Quest (at bottom)
     
    Visual Arts
     
     
    Vocal Music
    Choir (at bottom)
     
    LHS Marching Band
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Faculty

     
     

    Elizabeth P. Alvarez, Visual Art

    alvarez.elizabeth@lusd.org 

     

    Julia B. Anderson, Instrumental Music

    anderson.julia@lusd.org 

     

    Sarah A. M. Barthel,  Drama & Vocal Music

    barthel.sarah@lusd.org 

     

    Bree Jansen, Dance

    jansen.bree@lusd.org 

     

    Andy Newbre,  Photography/Videography

    newbre.richard@lusd.org  

     
      
     
     
     
    Photography Student  
     
    9th and 10th grade sapphire dancers

    News & Notes

     
    SANTA BARBARA COUNTY PERFORMING ARTS TEACHER OF THE YEAR 2016
    Drama 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 2019
    The 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.