The Eastview High School Performing Arts Department has been recognized both statewide and nationally as a benchmark of excellence. The department continually produces state and national qualifiers in our Speech and Debate programs and has repeatedly been named a School of Excellence by the National Forensics League. Eastview annually yields numerous students who are recognized by the Minnesota Music Educators Association as All State vocal and instrumental musicians. These programs often travel nationally and internationally to share their musical talents. Additionally, the Theatre program has established itself as a driving force in the Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Spotlight Music Theater Program earning well over 100 awards and earning the coveted Outstanding Overall Production for every musical evaluated.
These quality endeavors provide opportunities for approximately half of our Eastview students (1000) to be involved in our dance, music or theater programs during and/or after school.
These programs are supported by dedicated teachers and staff who have significant experience in their field. Our students have the ability to take private music lessons as well as experience professional sound and choreography from adjunct staff members. Many of these activities take place in our state-of-the-art 640 seat Performing Arts Center that includes a multi-line fly loft and dedicated scene shop for set construction. Our experienced staff, supportive community and quality facilities provides our students a value-added public high school performing arts experience. For more information please Contact Dr. Robert Franchino at 952-431-8907.