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 Upper School musical, Catch Me If You Can, proved to be another show stopper. Director of Theater Arts, Jenny Goodfellow, shares the secret to the program’s success.
As seen in Charlotte Agenda featuring Lower School Art Teacher Kandise Hayes.
Upper School students receive notable awards in theater and music.
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.
The Mid Carolina Region of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards recently recognized Country Day students for their achievements in visual arts and creative writing.
- Five 2018 Blumey Award nominations for The Drowsy Chaperone, including Best Musical
- Back-to-back state championships for one-act plays in 2017 and 2018
- 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
Hance Family Gallery
October 8–November 16
Visiting McColl Center Artist
December 3–January 11
Fall Semester Upper School Student Art Show
February 4–March 1
March 13–May 10
Spring Semester Upper School Student Art Show
May 17–June 6
Upper School IB & AP Student Art Show
October 25–November 17
Middle School Art
April 5–May 17
JK–12 Student Art