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Fine Arts


“We pray best before beauty.” - St. Francis de Sales.  These words by our school’s patron saint call to mind the mission, purpose, and philosophy of the Bishop Ireton Fine Arts Program.
Since 1964, Bishop Ireton has been known for its brilliant artists, renowned theater productions, and exceptional musicians. At BI, students learn to understand the purposes of various art forms, including visual arts, media, dance, music, drama and literature.

As you explore campus, you will notice the walls are adorned with displays of art produced by students at every level of development in their craft. As a charter member of the very first Cappies, BI is also well known for its award-winning Theater Department. Furthermore, the acoustical excellence of the Garwood Whaley Auditorium is widely recognized and highly acclaimed in Northern Virginia. Our Symphonic Wind Ensemble performs concerts throughout the year in the auditorium, and travels across Europe every year to perform as well.

List of 7 members.

  • Photo of Victoria Eichler

    Mrs. Victoria Eichler 

    Department Chair / Studio Art Teacher
    Catholic university of America - Bachelors
    VCU - MIS
  • Photo of Joanna Henry

    Mrs. Joanna Henry 

    Director of Theater Arts
    703-212-5195 - Masters in Education
  • Photo of Daniel Kosko

    Mr. Daniel Kosko 

    Music Teacher
    The Catholic University of America - Bachelor of Music
    Northwestern University - Master of Music, Ed.
  • Photo of Joan Lada

    Mrs. Joan Lada 

    Production Manager
  • Photo of Melinda McKenzie Hall

    Mrs. Melinda McKenzie Hall 

    Music Teacher
    The University of Illinois - Bachelor of Science in Music Education
    The University of Iowa - Master of Arts in Conducting and Wind Literature
  • Photo of Benjamin Shannon

    Mr. Benjamin Shannon 

    Technical Director
    Virginia Tech - BS - Sociology
    Virginia Tech - MPA - Public Administration
  • Photo of Carly Walbert

    Mrs. Carly Walbert 

    Assistant Director of Theater Arts
    Bishop Ireton High School
    University of Mary Washington

what we offer

At BI we have something for everyone, including four year course sequences in art, theater, and music.

Art Theater Music
Principles of Art Theater I, II, III, IV Wind Ensemble
Painting and Drawing Costume Design and Construction Concert Band
AP Studio Art:  2-D Design Introduction to Stage Crafts Choir
Honors Portfolio Preparation/Senior Studio Stage Crafts String Ensemble
AP Art History Honors Advanced Stage Crafts and Design Jazz Ensemble
Art Show Basic Lighting Guitar I, II, and Ensemble
Evening with the Arts Fall Show AP Music Theory
Spring Show Private Lessons
One Acts Concerts
Evening with the Arts International and Stateside Tours
Commissioned Composers
Evening with the Arts
201 Cambridge Road
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 751-7606
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