At Brownell Talbot, the commitment to arts education is seen through curriculum and extracurricular activities. .
Students in grades preschool through four learn music and art from teachers who specialize in those areas.
Theater Arts education begins with drama class in the fifth and sixth grades. Seventh- and eghth-grade students build on the entry level drama classes by competing in NSAA speech contests — developing interpretive pieces of humorous and serious literature.
Also beginning in Middle School, students may choose to add band or strings to their classes, in addition to continuing the study of music and art. These students have the opportunity to put into practice what they learn in the classroom by participating in the annual extracurricular theatrical production.
In Upper School, the fine arts become more focused with choices in drawing, painting, and sculpture, among others, and adding dance to the offerings.
Each school level sings together (all students and all faculty) at weekly chapel. Additionally, beginning in kindergarten, young instrumentalists are invited to audition and perform for students and staff at chapel. Upper School musicians provide a praise band for Middle and Upper School Chapel. During Nebraska's Music in Our School's Week, our Lower School Chorus has twice been invited (by audition) to sing in the Nebraska State Capitol Building. The Lower School Chorus also annually performs and the Southwest Omaha Police and Firefighter Recognition Luncheon. The annual Upper School Musical is lauded as "Best in Omaha" in many circles as is the annual "Headmaster's Rally for the Arts" which features Upper School soloists and ensembles.