Fine Arts


MCI’s renowned fine arts program allows students to explore their musical and theatrical gifts in a setting unlike any other. Our state-of-the art performance facility, Buhler Hall, gives students the chance to work on the same stage as professional artists. When combined with the school’s acclaimed fine arts staff, this creates an environment in which students are able to reach their full potential as artists, musicians, actors, and vocalists.

MCI offers students a variety of fine arts opportunities. From our school-wide junior and senior choirs to classes on drama, visual arts, and worship band to our annual musical theatre, our students have many chances to discover and develop their artistic gifts in classroom and co-curricular settings.  Students are encouraged and supported to explore and try out new art forms as well as challenged to mature in  the art they already know.

MCI also provides a number of opportunities for students to take private music lessons on campus from excellent instructors through Cottonwood Individual Music Instruction.   Lessons can be arranged by contacting individual instructors.

The Director

Christina Banman 2 - resizedChristina Banman is a dynamic choral educator, passionate about making music in community with others. Having grown up in the rich choral culture of Southern Manitoba, Christina has been singing in choirs since the age of 10. Throughout junior high and high school, she was active in choir, concert band, vocal jazz, and musical theatre productions at Winkler Elementary School and Garden Valley Collegiate in Winkler, MB. She went on to study voice and education at the University of Manitoba during which she was able to student teach with Rick Heppner-Mueller at MCI. Graduating with her Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education in 2013, Christina poured herself into the choral programs at Parkside Junior High and W. C. Miller Collegiate in Altona, MB. It was during her three years of teaching that she had the honour of directing bothYou’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown and High School Musical. Christina, her husband, Jordan, and her one-year-old son, Charlie, have spent the last two years living in BC where she has been fortunate to cultivate her love of the outdoors.

MCI Music Dept Calendar 2018-19