Fine arts classes at AMHS offer the student experience in performing or creating works of art. Students learn about diverse cultures and artistic history, creative expression, and public presentation from professional artists. Students are exposed to art criticism as they remember, understand, apply, analyze, evaluate and create new works of visual and performance art.

Our annual spring musical, fall play, art show, and numerous band performances foster creativity, individualism and are a true expression of imagination.



The musical was a huge success and garnered attention from the 5th Avenue Theater in a record-breaking way. Archbishop Murphy received five recognitions this year including:

  • Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role- Nomination - Annika Erickson Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role- Honorable Mention - Matthew Gordon Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Featured Ensemble Role- Honorable Mention - Samson Irish-Lodge
  • Outstanding Hair and Makeup Design-Nomination - Cheryl Stainer, Erin Saparto, Miriam Ponton
  • Outstanding Choreography- Honorable Mention - Lindsay Kujawa

Wildcat Band

  • Star Performer Award from Universal Studios
  • Disney Performing Arts Award


5th Ave Awards - Nominated for outstanding performance by an actor in a supporting role

  • Cullen Blaise for his performance as Dennis in All Shook Up

WA State Solo and Ensemble Competition

  • Gannon Lewallen received one Excellent and two Superior ratings in the Baritone category
  • Annika Erickson was awarded 2nd in state in the Mezzo Soprano category


5th Ave Awards - Honorable Mention for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a non-singing role

  • Daniel Johnson for his performance in the Music Man


WAMEA Solo and Ensemble Competition

  • Paula Zupke took 2nd place, in the soprano category


WA State Qualifiers for Solo and Ensemble

  • Paula Zupke - Soprano
  • Mariah Conley and Maggie Nolan - Soprano Duet
  • Max Vilgalys - Oboe
  • Mariah Conley, Jason Kinsfather and Max Vilgalys - Woodwind Trio.

Mariah Conley was nominated by the 5th Avenue Theater for Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical.