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The Fine Arts team in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction is committed to providing high quality support to teachers and school leaders, students, and parents throughout the district and surrounding community. The vision of the Fine Arts team is based on the belief that all students thrive in arts rich schools. We strive to provide equitable access to high quality arts education for all SCS students, including K-12 sequential standards-based curricula in visual arts, vocal and instrumental music, dance, theatre, and media arts.

Effective Fine Arts instruction requires access to an equitable delivery of arts education that

includes dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts taught by certified professional Fine Arts educators in partnership with community arts providers. Learning opportunities in the Fine Arts support students' academic, social, and emotional well-being. Culturally responsive and rigorous instruction in the Fine Arts are possible whether students are in the classroom or engaging in learning from home. Instructional strategies have been adapted to meet the current instructional space of virtual learning.

 Fine Arts Vision

In our Fine Arts classrooms, students will adhere to the following four overarching Fine Arts domains and eleven foundations, which are shared between all fine arts disciplines. 

P= Perform (Music, Dance, Theatre); Present (Visual Arts); Produce (Media Arts)

  1. Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for performance/presentation/production.
  2. Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for performance/presentation/production.
  3. Convey and express meaning through the performance/presentation/production of artistic work.

Cr= Create

              1. Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.

              2. Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.

              3. Refine and complete artistic work.

R= Respond

1. Perceive and analyze artistic work.

2. Interpret intent and meaning in artistic work.

3. Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work.

Co= Connect

1. Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to artistic endeavors.

2. Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context.

Teacher Resources – Click on the Curriculum Maps link found on the C&I homepage.

Parent Resources – Click on the Parent Resources link found on the C&I homepage. 

TEAMS Portfolio Resources

SCS Secondary Guide to Education (Link to PDF of the Performing Arts Sections) 

Fine Arts

Parent, Student, Arts Partner, and Educator Information: 901 Music ED Hub SCS 2020 Virtual ArtsFest

Kennedy Center Arts Partners in Education with Orpheum Theatre Group

Tennessee Fine Arts Standards

Tennessee Fine Arts Student Growth Portfolios

PK-12 Arts Education Partner Program Offerings

Americans for the Arts



SCS Theatre Teacher PLC Team

SCS Theatre Curriculum Maps and Resources

Tennessee Educational Theatre Association

Educational Theatre Association

American Alliance for Theatre and Education

Drama Teacher Academy

Orpheum High School Musical Theatre Awards

Visual Art

SCS Visual Art Teacher PLC Team

SCS Visual Art Curriculum Maps and Resources

Tennessee Art Education Association

National Art Education Association

National Art Honor Society

The Art of Education University

Scholastic Art Awards

AP 2-D Art & Design

AP 3-D Art & Design

AP Drawing

AP Art History

Orff Resources:  

Orff Music Teacher Team

Orff Music Curriculum Maps

Fine Arts At Home Learning Packet

Class Piano Teacher Team

Professional Organizations:






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