Awards

Archbishop Mitty's Department of Performing Arts is seen as the top school when it comes to dance, music, and theater in the Bay Area. The department has been recognized by several local and national organizations.

2018-2019 Awards and Recognitions

National Youth Arts Awards

  • Outstanding Production - Bright Star
  • Lead Actress in a Musical - Ande Burns '19 (Bright Star)
  • Lead Actress in a Musical - Michaela Lewis '19 (Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella)
  • Featured Actor in a Musical - Conor Sherry '19 (Bright Star)
  • 13 additional National Youth Arts nominations

Rita Moreno Awards/California High School Musical Honors

  • Winner: Outstanding Musical - Bright Star
  • Winner: Audience Favorite - Bright Star
  • Nominee: Best Actor - CJ Purdy '19 (Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella)
  • Nominee: Best Actress - Ande Burns '19 (Bright Star)
  • Nominee: Best Supporting Actor - Conor Sherry '19 (Bright Star) 

CMEA (California Music Educators Association)

  • Unanimous Superior Rating - AMHS Concert Choir
  • Unanimous Superior Rating - AMHS Chamber Choir
  • Unanimous Superior Rating - AMHS Vocal Ensemble

Santa Cruz Jazz Festival

  • Command Performance Rating for Jazz in the AM
  • Outstanding Soloist Award - Jin-Hee Lee '19
  • Outstanding Soloist Award - Quinn Hasenkamp

2017-2018 Awards and Recognitions

National Youth Arts Awards

  • Outstanding Production - One Man, Two Guvnors
  • Outstanding Ensemble - Bullets Over Broadway
  • Lead Actor in a Play - Conor Sherry (One Man, Two Guvnors)
  • Lead Actress in a Musical - Mariah Stanelle (Jesus Christ Superstar)
  • Supporting Actress in a Musical - Amelia Whitney '18 (Bullets Over Broadway)
  • Supporting Actress in a Play - Shanaya Sales (One Man, Two Guvnors)
  • Supporting Actor in a Play - Erik Federwishch '18 (One Man, Two Guvnors)
  • Outstanding Direction in a Play - Mr. Doug Santana
  • 9 additional National Youth Arts nominations

Rita Moreno Awards/California High School Musical Honors

  • Nominee: Oustanding Musical -Bullets Over Broadway
  • Nominee: Best Actor - Jack Bloome '18 (Bullets Over Broadway)
  • Nominee: Best Actress - Madelyn Davis '18 (Bullets Over Broadway)
  • Nominee: Best Supporting Actor - Conor Sherry (Jesus Christ Superstar)

Folsom Jazz Festival

  • Command Performance - Kind of Blue 
  • Outstanding Soloist - Reese Agu 
  • Outstanding Soloist - Jin-Hee Lee 
  • Outstanding Soloist - Alyssa Perez 
  • Outstanding Soloist - Noah Robles 
  • Outstanding Soloist - Mariah Stanelle '18
  • Outstanding Soloist - Liam Tecson '18
  • Outstanding Soloist - Lucas Tecson 
  • Outstanding Soloist - James Vaughan 

CMEA (California Music Educators Association)

  • Unanimous Superior Rating - AMHS Concert Choir
  • Unanimous Superior Rating - AMHS Chamber Choir
  • Superior Rating - AMHS Orchestra
  • Unanimous Superior Rating - AMHS Vocal Ensemble
  • Superior Rating - AMHS Wind Ensemble

NYCDA (New York City Dance Alliance Convention)

  • Musical Theater Dance - 1st place for King of New York from Newsies.
  • Hip Hop - Gold Award
  • Jazz - Gold Award
  • Trio - Gold Award
  • 9th Place Overall in Senior Division and Platinum Solo Award - Pascha Hopkins '18
  • Platinum Solo Award - Kieran McCall 
  • High Gold Solo Award - Nicole Arcolino
  • High Gold Solo Award - Ashlyn Plant '18
  • Gold Solo Award - Jade Ricci '18

Santa Cruz Jazz Festival

  • Command Performance Rating for Kind of Blue and Jazz in the AM
  • Outstanding Soloist Award - Jin-Hee Lee
  • Outstanding Soloist Award - Daniel Marella '18
  • Outstanding Soloist Award - Alyssa Perez
  • Outstanding Soloist Award - Daniel Marella '18
  • Outstanding Soloist Award - Mariah Stanelle '18
  • Outstanding Soloist Award - Lucas Tecsan

California All-State Honor Band and Orchestra

  • Sarah Chong
  • Jessica Hsu
  • William Ju '18
  • Daniel Kim
  • Kristie Park
  • Jason Xu '18

2016-2017 Awards and Recognitions

National Youth Arts Awards

  • Outstanding Production - Les Misérables
  • Outstanding Ensemble - Peter and the Starcatcher
  • Lead Actor in a Musical - Chris Linthacum '17 (Les Misérables)
  • Supporting Actor in a Play - Lucas Kernan '17 (Peter and the Starcatcher)
  • Supporting Actor in a Musical - Colin Anderson '17 (Les Misérables)
  • Supporting Actor in a Musical - Jack Bloome (Les Misérables)
  • Supporting Actress in a Musical - Emily Goes '17 (Les Misérables)
  • Supporting Actress in a Musical - Piper Lewis '17 (Les Misérables)
  • 18 additional National Youth Arts nominations

Rita Moreno Awards/California High School Musical Honors

  • Winner: Audience Favorite Musical -Les Misérables
  • Nominee: Best Actor - Ivan Bracy '17 (Rock of Ages)
  • Nominee: Best Actress - Emily Goes '17 (Les Misérables)

Folsom Jazz Festival

  • Command Performance and 4th place overall - Kind of Blue 
  • Outstanding Soloist - Olivia Figueira '17
  • Outstanding Soloist - Amelia Whitney

CMEA (California Music Educators Association)

  • Unanimous Superior Rating - AMHS Orchestra
  • Unanimous Superior Rating - AMHS Concert Choir
  • Unanimous Superior Rating - AMHS Chamber Choir
  • Unanimous Superior Rating - AMHS Vocal Ensemble

NYCDA (New York City Dance Alliance Convention)

  • Small Group Contemporary - Overall Platinum Award, 7th place, Critics Choice Nomination.
  • Can Can Dance - Overall High Gold Award, 2nd place for Large Production
  • Jazz - Gold Award, 3rd place for Large Production
  • 11th Place Overall in Teen Division and Platinum Solo Award - Pascha Hopkins
  • Platinum Solo Award - Madeline Nisperos '17
  • Platinum Solo Award/Outstanding Interpretation Award - Nicole Arcolino
  • Gold Solo Award - Ashlyn Plant
  • Gold Solo Award - Jade Ricci
  • Gold Solo Award/Power Award - Kieran McCall

Santa Cruz Jazz Festival

  • Command Performance Rating for Kind of Blue and Jazz in the AM
  • Outstanding Soloist Award - Colin Anderson '17
  • Outstanding Soloist Award - Olivia Figueira '17
  • Outstanding Soloist Award - Emily Goes '17
  • Outstanding Soloist Award - Erica Johnson '17
  • Outstanding Soloist Award - Amelia Whitney

California All-State Honor Band

  • Kristie Park - All-State Symphonic Band on flute
  • William Ju - All-State Honor Band on percussion

2015-2016 Awards and Recognitions

National Youth Arts Awards

  • Outstanding Production - Disney's Beauty and the Beast
  • Lead Actor in a Musical - Noah Fletcher (Disney's Beauty and the Beast)
  • Lead Actress in a Muscial - Emily Murray (Disney's Beauty and the Beast)
  • Lead Actress in a Musical - Samantha Gorjanc  (Little Women)
  • Lead Actor in a Play - Kai Hynes (Boeing Boeing)
  • Lead Actor in a Play - Lucas Kernan (Boeing Boeing)
  • Supporting Actor in a Musical - Ivan Bracy (Disney's Beauty and the Beast)
  • Supporting Actress in a Musical - Emma Dapkus (Disney's Beauty and the Beast)
  • Supporting Actress in a Musical - Emily Goes (Little Women)
  • Supporting Actress in a Play - Amelia Whitney (Boeing Boeing)
  • Supporting Actress in a Play - Haley Anderson (Boeing Boeing)
  • Outstanding Ensemble - Disney's Beauty and the Beast
  • Outstanding Ensemble - Boeing Boeing
  • Outstanding Costume Design - Mrs. Karen Brady (Little Women)
  • Outstanding Lighting Design - Ms. Pamila Gray (Disney's Beauty and the Beast)
  • Outstanding Choreography - Mrs. Whitney Janssen (Disney's Beauty and the Beast)
  • Outstanding Musical Direction - Ms. Lauren Bevilacqua (Disney's Beauty and the Beast)
  • Outstanding Direction - Mr. Mason Kimont (Disney's Beauty and the Beast)
  • Outstanding Direction - Mr. Doug Santana (Little Women)
  • 17 additional National Youth Arts nominations

Rita Moreno Awards/California High School Musical Honors

  • Winner: Best Actress - Samantha Gorjanc (Little Women)
  • Winner: Best Supporting Actress - Sophia Rodriguez (Disney's Beauty and the Beast)
  • Winner: Audience Favorite Musical - Little Women
  • Nominee: Best Actor - Ivan Bracy (Disney's Beauty and the Beast)
  • Nominee: Best Supporting Actor - Charlie Ibsen (Disney's Beauty and the Beast)

Folsom Jazz Festival

  • Command Performance and 2nd place overall - Kind of Blue 

CMEA (California Music Educators Association)

  • Unanimous Superior Rating - AMHS Orchestra
  • Superior Rating - Concert Choir/Chamber Choir/Vocal Ensemble 

NYCDA (New York City Dance Alliance Convention)

  • High Gold award - Royals Team Hip Hop dance
  • Gold award - Royals Team Contemporary dance
  • Gold award, Outstanding Energy and Showmanship awards - Royals Team Jazz dance
  • Platinum solo award, 9th place overall - Ember Hopkins
  • Platinum solo award, 6th place overall - Pascha Hopkins
  • Platinum solo award, 14th place overall - Bella Mullaney
  • Platinum solo award - Madeline Nisperos
  • High Gold solo award - Kaelyn Novak
  • Gold solo award - Jade Ricci

2014-2015 Awards and Recognitions

National Youth Arts Awards

  • Outstanding Production - Macbeth
  • Lead Actress in a Musical - Emily Murray (The Addams Family)
  • Lead Actor in a Play - Shawn Clifford (Macbeth)
  • Lead Actress in a Play - Annie Hunt (Macbeth)
  • Supporting Actress in a Musical - Emma Dapkus (The Addams Family)
  • Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical - The Addams Family
  • Outstanding Lighting Design - Ms. Pam Gray (Macbeth)
  • Outstanding Direction - Mr. Doug Santana (Macbeth
  • 9 additional National Youth Arts Awards Nominations

Folsom Jazz Festival

  • Command Performance - Kind of Blue

Santa Cruz Jazz Festival

  • Command Performance - Kind of Blue

California Music Education Association

  • Unanimous Superior - AMHS Orchestra

Previous Major Awards

  • Winner: Best Actress/San Jose Stage Top Honors, Myha'la Herrold in Spelling Bee (2013)
  • Winner: Best Supporting Actress/San Jose Stage Top Honors, Shannon Haley in Spelling Bee (2013)
  • Winner: Best Musical Direction/San Jose Stage Top Honors, Mason Kimont - Spelling Bee (2013)
  • Winner: Best Supporting Actress/San Jose Stage Top Honors, Mandy McDonell in Into the Woods (2012)
  • Winner: Best Actor/San Jose Stage Top Honors, Trevor Bates in The Drowsy Chaperone (2011)
  • Winner: Best Director/San Jose Stage Top Honors, Mr. Doug Santana - The Drowsy Chaperone (2011)
  • Winner: Best Musical/San Jose Stage Top Honors, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (2010)
  • Winner: Best Director/San Jose Stage Top Honors, Mr. Doug Santana - Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (2010)
  • Winner: Best Musical Direction/San Jose Stage Top Honors, Mr. Mason Kimont - Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (2010)
  • Winner: Best Actor/San Jose Stage Top Honors, Matt Hill in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (2010)
  • Finalist: Top Three Male Performer/National High School Musical Awards, Matt Hill in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (2010)