Student Life

Fine Arts

Fine Arts

A Passion for Artistic Endeavors

Benet Academy students have a deep-rooted passion for artistic endeavors as shown by its long and distinguished history of fostering talented, creative individuals who pursue their dreams through visual and performing arts.

Student Involvement

Over half of Benet's students are currently enrolled in curricular music ensembles and/or visual art or applied arts classes and many more students participate in the fine arts via extra-curricular offerings. No matter their experience level, students can find a home in one of the many different offerings. The Fine Arts help complete the picture of a whole student ~ mind, body, & spirit ~ ready to find their excellence at the next level.

Our graduates are consistently accepted into nationally recognized music, theatre, dance, & art programs, schools & conservatories. Our alumni are working professionals in the Arts and we are proud of their accomplishments!

Music Tours

Since 2001, the Music Department has enjoyed sharing their love of music and performing with people all over the world. Tours have included performances in: Dublin, Vienna, Salzburg, Prague, Munich, Barcelona, Toledo, Madrid, Seville, Granada, Quebec, Montreal, London, Edinburgh, Rome and the Vatican. In the summer of 2024 we will be performing in Iceland, Denmark, and Sweden.


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  • Illinois Music Education Association - ILMEA

    2023-2024 - 32 music students selected to District 9 Ensembles
    1 - Band
    3 - Vocal Jazz
    3 - Jazz Band
    4 - Orchestra
    4 - Treble Choir
    17 - Chorus

    2023-2024 - 9 music students earned a place in State Ensembles

    1 - Honor Jazz Band
    1 - All-State Orchestra
    1 - All-State Chorus
    1 - Honor Band
    1 - Honor Orchestra
    4 - Honor Chorus

    Over 550 Benet students have earned a place in the District and
    State ensembles since 1997 and consistently rank among the top in their sections.
  • Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards - IHSMTA

    Broadway in Chicago has been sponsoring awards for excellence in Musical Theatre since 2011. In that time, Benet has had 18 students nominated for Best Actor. 10 students have been finalists and 2 students have won Best Actor and gone on to compete Nationally in New York City.

    Benet has also been nominated for Best Production for All Shook Up, 2017; Hello Dolly!, 2018; and Best Direction for Pippin, 2019; and won Best Scenic Design for Pippin, 2019.