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, 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 Christian Colleges to large State Universities 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.

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.

Upcoming Events

Color Guard Clinic

Thu Jun 2 2022
to Fri Jun 3 2022


24 Hour Theater (Grades 9 - 12)

Fri Jul 8 2022
to Sat Jul 9 2022


Marching Band Camp

Mon Jul 25 2022
to Fri Jul 29 2022


Marching Band Camp

Sat Jul 30 2022

All-State Band Auditions

Sat Sep 17 2022
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