The Department of Performing Arts at Diamond Ranch Academy offers our students an opportunity to develop their skills in an encouraging and disciplined way. We prepare students with the needed techniques, confidence and skill that will let them make meaningful contributions to the performing arts throughout their lives.
Stephen Michaud

Vocal Coach

Stephen is from Pocatello, Idaho. He spent the last 5 summers performing at Mack's Inn Playhouse in roles including "Butch Cassidy and the Sun Burnt Kid", Zach Teflon on "HOME School Musical", and Frankie in "Forever Plaid".

In July Stephen competed in a national singer/songwriter competition in Nashville where he placed 6th overall in songwriting and 3rd overall for Male Vocalist.

In his free time Stephen enjoys writing original Christian music and currently has two albums on iTunes.

"I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art
forms, the most immediate way in which a human 
being can share with another the sense of
 what it is to be a human being."
 -Oscar Wilde

In Speech and Debate students are taught appropriate and respectful argument. They debate current events, political party platforms, analyze issues and learn how to respect the opinions of their opponents.

Students interested in singing have the opportunity to take individual and group voice lessons. Students select, learn and perform musical pieces to perform for their peers and present those pieces in region and state competitions. Students perform routinely at graduations, sporting events and semi-annual recitals.

Students study specific works of Shakespeare and perform them for peers as well as present them in region and state competitions. Through study and performance of these classic pieces students come to understand the importance of diction, vocal projection and proper pronunciation.

Students have the opportunity to learn the process of producing a stage production. They learn proper techniques in auditioning, rehearsing and performing a live staged production. Students gain confidence in their own acting skills and learn to work as a team with other students in ensemble pieces.

"Music can change the world because it can change people." 
- Bono

Featured Activities


Students have the opportunity to:

  • Learn alongside actors of a professional theatre troupe. They observe firsthand all aspects of staging a professional production.
  • Prepare and perform in two musical stage productions presented annually.
  • Compete alongside students in the State 1A Drama, Speech and Debate tournaments.
  • Participate in both individual and group voice lessons.
  • Attend and participate in the nationally renowned Shakespeare Competition at Southern Utah University.