Wilkie Center for the Performing Arts

Built in 2001, this building was dedicated in 2012 to former headmaster Valleau Wilkie (1959-1972) in recognition of his great effort- and success at bringing the arts to the Academy. The Wilkie Center is a state-of-the-art facility, featuring:

  • 490-seat Theodore G. Bergmann theater, with professional sound and lighting systems
  • Black box theater / dance studio
  • 8 private practice rooms
  • Ensemble rehearsal room
  • Dressing rooms with private bathrooms, and green room with private shower
  • Carpentry shop
  • Costume and prop shop
  • Electronic Music Studio with 32-track digital audio recording capability
  • Peter R. Remis Art Gallery
  • 5 Steinway grand pianos, 1 Yamaha grand piano, 3 Boston console pianos, 6 Roland digital pianos

Kaiser Visual Arts Center

The Kaiser Visual Arts Center was built in 1928 as the Academy's "stone garage," with additions in 1985 and 2004. The building features:

  • Carl Youngman Art Gallery
  • 3-D Printer
  • Fully-equipped art studio with painting and printmaking equipment
  • Photography classroom with a digital studio, and fully-equipped darkroom with 11 enlargers
  • Digital video editing lab 
  • Ceramics studio with:
    • Brand new, state of the art industrial Bailey gas kiln 
    • 12 electric wheels
    • 2 extruders
    • spray booth
    • Saggar firing and pit firing capabilities
    • 40 sq. ft. gas-fired kiln for reduction firings
    • Raku kiln
    • 2 electric kilns
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