The more we learn from research about the science of learning, the more we value the arts. As an expression of our imagination, as an outlet for our creativity, as an opportunity to perfect a skill or a performance, the arts represent an integral part of a young person’s growth and education. Through music, drama, art and dance, students appreciate the connections that arts have forged across communities and across human experiences.

Arts News


    Canterbury arts faculty are very active in the community. Colleen Tan, Canterbury orchestra and strings teacher, is presenting a violin recital, which includes music by Bach, Mozart and Ravel. Featured guest artists are cellist Renee Goubeaux (Toledo Symphony), harpsichordist Wayne Peterson (Trinity Episcopal), and violist Timothy Tan. No admission will be charged for the program; an offering will be collected for the Interfaith Hospitality Network. Children are welcome to attend. This recital will be presented at Trinity Episcopal Church, 611 West Berry, Sunday, May 18, at 2:30 p.m.


    Senior Austin White's art work will be exhibited in the WUNDERKAMMER Gallery Upstarts show opening Friday, May 9. The gallery is located at 3402 Fairfield Ave. The gallery director selected his favorites from the Scholastic Art contest for this special exhibit which runs through June 8. Read more about Austin White and his plans to study art in the fall in the High School section of the newsletter.


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The Fine Arts faculty are dedicated to expanding each student's creative talents. The faculty each bring their own expertise into the classroom because they are all practicing musicians, artists and actors outside the classroom. 

Arts are built into the curriculum from Early Childhood through High School. Students have the opportunity to experience drama, choir, musical instruments, speech, chess, photography, computer art, computer musical composition, orchestra, band, dance and much more during the school day.

Theater productions, strings and band performances, choral concerts, ISSMA competitions, chess tournaments and speech meets are just a few of the extracurricular activities available for students who want to spend even more time in the area of the arts.

Goals include making sure students have experiences in the arts that affect awareness at various levels of abilities and interests, develop individual artistic talents, maintain and develop artistic abilities, study history of the arts, have an opportunity to experience technololgy as a tool in enhancing creative expression, develop aesthetic awareness and critical analysis skills, achieve physical, social, emotional and intellectual growth through a balance of classroom experiences and participation in performances or exhibitions, and to develop an appreciation of the arts as an enriching dimension to life experiences.