Arts

Fine Arts Overview

The mission of the Fine Arts Department at Calvary Christian High School is to provide a challenging college preparatory fine arts education that inspires and equips students to become lifelong practitioners and patrons of the arts, rooted in a Christian worldview.

In the classroom
Calvary students have many courses to choose from in fine arts including Visual Arts, Marching / Concert Band, Drama, Choir, Dance, Worship, Yearbook, and Creative Writing. Additionally, our fine arts faculty offers a wealth of experience to our students who are interested in pursuing a major or minor in the arts in college. With their diverse backgrounds, they are able to assist our students not only in the audition and portfolio process, but also in understanding the differences in the educational setting, since their own degrees vary from small private colleges (both Christian and non-Christian) to a large State University and a Music Conservatory.

Outside the classroom
Students are given opportunities to be a part of the Warrior Marching Band, Calvary Choir, our Fall Play and Spring Musical, Christmas Concert, the Worship Team that serves in Chapel every week, and our annual Celebration of the Arts event. The best of our Visual Art students’ work is displayed in our Ruach Gallery throughout the year. Leading scholars and artists from distinguished universities across the United States share with students about their craft and scholarship in faith and the arts through our Guest Artist Series.

Our students have the opportunity to participate in several festivals and competitions such as FBA Assessments and FMBC Competitions, the ACSI Art, Concert Band, Choral and Creative Writing Festivals, All State (Band and Vocal) and the ITS District Competition just to name a few. The International Thespian Society (ITS), Film Society, and Creative Writing Club are three extra-curricular clubs that encourage our students to think critically about the arts from a Christian worldview.

In the community
Through special concerts at partner schools and adult senior living facilities, middle school summer camps and featuring the work of middle school art students in North Pinellas County by hosting the NPCMSAF Art Exhibit and Reception, we serve our local community through the arts.
 

Next 10 Events on the Fine Arts Calendar

Jul
23

Marching Band Camp

Mon Jul 23 2018
to Fri Jul 27 2018

Jul
28

Marching Band Camp

Sat Jul 28 2018
Jul
31
Aug
2
Aug
7
Aug
14
Sep
12

Fine Arts/ Choir Pictures

Wed Sep 12 2018

Director of Fine Arts

Michael Martell

My name is Michael Martell and it is my honor to serve as the Director of Fine Arts and Band Director at Calvary Christian High School.  I have been involved with Christian education both as a student and as a teacher for as long as I can remember and I am passionate about Christian education because of the impact it has had on my life.  I have served at Calvary since the 2011-2012 school year.  Prior to my time at Calvary, I earned my Bachelor of Science in Music Education degree from Clearwater Christian College and in 2017 I earned my Master of Music in Music Education from the University of Florida.  It is my joy to lead and serve alongside our talented fine arts faculty as we seek to provide students with a college preparatory fine arts education rooted in a Christian worldview.

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