Fine Arts Programs

The arts, in support of the Pine Crest Mission Statement, complements the challenging academic experience by offering a comprehensive pre-kindergarten to twelfth grade arts curriculum.

Our Fine Arts Program offers a variety of options designed to suit the individual student’s artistic interests including:


Our students earn accolades from local, state, and national professional assessment groups and collaborate with other areas of the Pine Crest community by providing musical support for such events including: athletics, commencement ceremonies, musicals, and school assemblies. Our performance experiences range from on campus concerts to venues such as Carnegie Hall where students have performed for Presidents and other dignitaries.
 
Many of our Fine Arts faculty hold graduate and doctoral degrees from renowned universities and conservatories across the globe and have active professional careers in their respective fields. The educational, professional, and personal passion our faculty has for the arts and arts education not only strives to preserve tradition, but also to create a curriculum that moves forward into the needs of 21st century learners.



"The world needs artists who perform heart surgery

and judges who write poetry."


- Dr. Dana Markham, Pine Crest School President


Complementing Academics to Form an Extraordinary Experience

 
Pine Crest School educators aim to enrich our students' lives by exposing them a variety of art forms. We believe that involvement in the arts is integral to the development of the educated individual. Our Fine Arts faculty members are committed to inspiring creativity and an appreciation for learning in our students.
 
Our faculty are highly-trained professionals in dance, music, art, and theater who go beyond the surface in teaching the arts, just as we do in our core academic curriculum. Student-artists have access to a robust collection of tools and state-of-the-art facilities, including specially-designed buildings, auditoriums, practice rooms, studios, and galleries.




Private and Group Lessons


Lessons are available for students in the band program, chorus program, orchestra program, and piano program:
  • Small-group
  • Semi-private
  • Private lessons
For information on lesson scheduling and costs, please contact the Fine Arts Department at 954-492-4119.



Band

Band instruments include flute, clarinet, saxophone, French horn, trumpet, trombone, baritone, tuba, and percussion. The Middle and Upper School Bands consistently receive high ratings at events sponsored by the Florida Bandmasters Association. Lessons are available for all band instruments. Select students may perform with District and State Honor Bands. Upper School students are offered a Honors Level Band.



Chorus

Chorus members learn artistic production in a variety of languages and participate in performances such as the winter and spring concerts, Florida Vocal Association assessments, and choral festivals. Through chorus participation, students learn vocal technique, music reading, tone production, breath control, and other musical elements. Our Chorus ensembles receive high ratings at events sponsored by the Florida Vocal Association. Upper School students are offered an Honors Level Chorus. 



Dance

Dance and movement classes teach students a variety of skills, such as locomotor movement, non-locomotor movement, hand-eye coordination, gross motor movement, and rhythmic movement to music. Dance classes are open to students in a variety of styles including: ballet, pointe, contemporary, tap, and jazz. Students have many performance opportunities including the Spring Ballet production, Dance Etc. and Spring Showcase. 



Debate

Debate is a competitive team that meets after school. Students learn evidence based reasoning, information processing, public speaking, and argumentative writing. Students have the opportunity to complete in state and national events, including the Crestian Classic hosted by Pine Crest. 



Drama

Students participating in the drama program may learn acting skills, audition technique, dialogue development, character analysis, sound and lighting systems, stage combat, and costume design.  The Director works in conjunction with grade-level teachers to prepare stories, plays, puppet shows, and other performances. Students may choose to participate in their division’s fall play, spring musical, drama club, The International Thespian Society, workshops and competitions all offer additional opportunities for dramatic expression. Drama students produce shows such as the Spring Musical, and the Holiday Program.



Orchestra

Orchestra instruments include violin, viola, cello, and bass. Students  have performance opportunities thruoghout the year with their orchestra group or grade-level. The Middle and Upper School Orchestras receive high ratings at events sponsored by the Florida Orchestral Association.



Visual Arts

Visual art classes teach students a variety of concepts such as shape, color, line, composition, and texture. Visual art activities may include drawing, watercolor and oil painting, ceramics, photography, pottery, graphics, weaving, carving, etching, charcoal sketching, and portraiture. Student art work is showcased on campus, and select works are displayed in community venues and entered in art competitions. Upper School students are offered AP art classes.



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