The Montgomery Academy values and encourages artistic achievement and development with every student. Invigorated by the passion and dedication of our experienced and talented faculty, our students strive for the “pursuit of excellence” through every performance, tournament, art exhibit and competition.
We are extremely proud that our students and alumni have been recognized for their creativity and talent both within our community and beyond, earning top awards and recognition from local, state and national arts organizations.
Our students are inspired daily by an amazing group of brilliant performing and visual art educators. Many of our faculty remains active in their field of study by presenting at state and national conventions, as well as serving on state and national boards across the country.
In our performing arts, music, drama, and speech & debate give students opportunities to explore different dimensions of human performance. Students’ skills in these areas are developed through intense work in the classroom and opportunities for public performance and competition. Our performing arts programs are award-winning. Our choral ensembles have received invitations to perform at the Alabama Music Educator’s Association State Convention, (2005, 2006, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2017), the American Choral Director’s Association Southern Division Convention (2014), and receive first place honors at national competitions throughout the country Our speech & debate team has won 16 state championships and is counted among the top 1% of programs in the country.
In visual arts we prepare students for a lifetime of creative activity. Our discipline-based approach emphasizes art production and appreciation through a variety of traditional and contemporary experiences, art history and art criticism. Well-equipped art facilities ensure students receive well-rounded exposure and instruction in every major visual art discipline. Guidance and training in technical and conceptual skills develop students into critical thinkers, creative problem solvers, compassionate human beings and life-long learners.
This website will give you a close look at our amazing arts programs at MA. We invite you to come to a performance, concert, play or musical to see for yourself!
Dr. Damion Womack
Director of the Arts
Dr. Damion Womack currently serves as Director of the Arts at The Montgomery Academy where he oversees the K-12 Visual and Performing Arts program and conducts the Upper School Chorus. Dr. Womack is a past recipient of the Award for Excellence in Teaching at The Montgomery Academy. Choirs under his leadership have been invited to perform at State, Regional, and National Conventions of The American Choral Director’s Association and The National Association for Music Education. Dr. Womack is an active clinician and has served as a clinician in Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Illinois. Dr. Womack is currently the American Choral Director’s Association Southern Division Repertoire and Standards Chairman for High School Choirs. He is also a Past President of The Alabama Vocal Association. Dr. Womack holds a B.S from Alabama A&M University, M.M.ED from Alabama State University, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting from The University of South Carolina.