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About the Visual & Performing Arts Magnet Program


The Visual & Performing Arts Magnet Program of Dr. Phillips High School is proud to receive the Magnet Schools of America "Program of Excellence" Award for the 2023-2024 school year!

According to the School Choice Department of Orange County Public Schools:

"The Visual and Performing Arts Magnet (VPA) offers programs in Dance, Music, Television Production, Theatre, and Visual Art. With a strong emphasis on college preparation, students develop the skills and knowledge required to excel in their creative and academic future. VPA students have many opportunities to share their art, from monthly department recitals to performances and exhibitions throughout the community. In addition, students have the opportunity to learn from and perform for visiting guest artists."


The mission & vision of the VPA Magnet program is described thusly from our school website:

 "Our mission is to provide high quality, innovative performing and visual arts instruction that is designed to meet the unique needs of artistically gifted and talented students. It is our vision that students participating in this dynamic, autonomous, and student-centered model will graduate with the exemplary academic foundation necessary for success in higher education and future careers in the fine arts."

Our Visual & Performing Arts Magnet Faculty

(Performing Arts-Music only)


Ms. Nicole Nasrallah-


Ms. Raine Hollingsworth, Director- email address

Keyboard I

Sinfonia Orchestra

Philharmonia Orchestra

Chamber Orchestra

Premiere Orchestra


Mr. Charles Watford, Director-

Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, AP Music Theory

Mr. Matt Malhiot, Associate Director-

Symphonic Band, Electronic Music I-IV, Jazz Band, Tri-M Music Honor Society Sponsor

Ms. Sarah Lightbody-


Ms. Solangi Santiago, Associate Director-

Music Theory I

Mr. Patrick Waters, Director-

Music History

Chorus Ensembles (taught by both directors):

9-10 Beginning Treble Choir

11-12 Beginning Treble Choir

Tenor-Bass Choir

Select Treble Choir

Mixed Choir


Mr. Jeff Brown, Instructor-

Keyboard I

Mrs. Jane Moore, Instructor-

Keyboard I-IV

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