The arts are integral to the complete education we provide our students in JK–12. Our robust program includes visual art, vocal and instrumental music, and drama—all essential manifestations of the human spirit. The entire school community benefits from the remarkable talents of our students and their teachers through student-produced fine arts events, exhibits, a yearly film festival, and drama productions. We invite you to join us at our events.
Friends of the Arts
Interested in getting involved with the arts and volunteering? Consider joining Friends of the Arts (FOTA), a volunteer parent organization dedicated to supporting Country Day's fine arts programs in all divisions. Check out the volunteer opportunities.
The Hance Family Gallery is featuring works of art from 24 current and recent faculty and staff members ranging in mediums and subject matter.
Upper School Theater Departments receives eight nominations for Anastasia
Just in time for the Middle School spring musical, Kasey Short--MS Director of Studies--shares how theater teacher Aaron Mize elevates his curriculum.
- In 2022, the Upper School Theater Program won two Blumey Awards for Anastasia for Best Choreography and Best Direction. Overall, the production garnered eight nominations:
Best Supporting Actress (Grace Tingen '23)
Best Actress TOP 6 (Sophie Davis '22)
Best Actor TOP 6 (Lance Toppin '23)
Best Stage Manager TOP 6 (Emma Taylor '22)
- Multiple awards for direction, production design, choreography, and acting from the NC Theater Association
- Across all divisions, the theater arts program involves
—878 cast members and 40 crew members
—53 performances per year
—275 parent and faculty volunteers
—530+ hours of rehearsal