Arts

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.

Arts Calendar

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Arts News

Bissell Campus is Surrounded By Art

In May 2018, the Middle School unveiled its newest art piece, a sculpture that students designed in collaboration with internationally recognized artist and Country Day parent Chas Fagan.

True Grit

Chris Rydel, Upper School Director of Instrumental Music, and some Middle and Upper School students share the rigors required to audition and perform with regional and state ensembles.

Photo Highlights

The Drowsy Chaperone

The Upper School production of The Drowsy Chaperone earned multiple nominations in the 2018 Blumey Awards, which honors excellence in high school musical theater across the Charlotte region.

The Drowsy Chaperone
The Drowsy Chaperone
The Drowsy Chaperone
The Drowsy Chaperone
The Drowsy Chaperone
The Drowsy Chaperone
The Drowsy Chaperone
TheDrowsyChaperone
Middle School Musical: The Sound of Music

Middle School students are encouraged to audition for two theatre productions presented in the fall and spring.

Middle School Musical: The Sound of Music
Middle School Musical: The Sound of Music
Middle School Musical: The Sound of Music
Third Grade Play

All Lower School students participate in a production in every grade.

Third Grade Play
Third Grade Play

On Display

Hance Family Gallery

September 3–28

Italy Arts

October 8–November 16

Visiting McColl Center Artist

December 3–January 11

Fall Semester Upper School Student Art Show

February 4–March 1

Annual Art Exhibit: Chas Fagan

March 13–May 10

Spring Semester Upper School Student Art Show

May 17–June 6

Upper School IB & AP Student Art Show

Dalton Gallery

October 25–November 17

Middle School Art

April 5–May 17

JK–12 Student Art