CELEBRATE THE ARTS AT FORT WORTH COUNTRY DAY

Whether your child is interested in dance, visual arts, music or theatre, our goal is to energize, educate, nurture and support his or her passion for the arts each and every day! From kindergarten through senior year, FWCD students are given the opportunity to engage with dedicated faculty artists who strive to challenge and motivate students in their artistic pursuits. From the ceramics studio to the photo lab, from the ballet studio to the Scott Theater, from the band hall to the orchestral stage, our students explore their artistic imaginations and goals, tackle the challenges of multiple art forms and artistic concepts, and connect with their teachers and to the world outside of our campus through these exciting cultural experiences.

I invite you to celebrate the arts with us. Our fine arts calendar lists all of our concerts, theatrical performances and art exhibitions. Please join us as we celebrate the hard work and talents of our students and faculty. Fort Worth Country Day is truly a champion of the arts, and we look forward to sharing our arts with you.

Please check out our fine arts Instagram, @fwcd_finearts, where you can get a glimpse of a day in the life of FWCD fine arts students.
 
Denise Mullins
Director of Fine Arts

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Arts News and Announcements

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  • Spring 2019 Musical Announcement

    Fort Worth Country Day’s spring 2019 musical will be Chicago The High School EditionRead below for information from Theatre Director Melodee Halbach:

    Six years ago, the Upper School students saw Chicago featured in the ISAS Arts Festival Showcase venue. This began six years of students begging me to choose the musical for FWCD!

    We get many of our ideas for the musical selection from the ISAS Arts Festival; thus my journey to procure the rights for the show. And for five years, the answer has been no. But this year, the answer was YES! Please note that the official title is Chicago The High School Edition. It has been edited, but still addresses some issues that are not intended for young audiences. The show was chosen for the Upper School students to satisfy a passion that many of them have had for years. 
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  • Peri Huling Earns Art Honors

    Junior painting and drawing student Peri Huling ’19 had a work of art (her collage of a wolf) accepted into the 2018 Betsy Price Art Show – a juried art show for Fort Worth high school students that is hosted by Fort Works Art. Huling’s teacher, Lauren Cunningham, shared that this year’s Betsy Price Art Show was extremely competitive this year. Only 40 artworks were chosen form over 600 submissions. “That is a 6.5 percent acceptance rate,” Cunningham said. “Most Ivy League colleges aren't that selective!”
     
     
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  • Eighth-Graders Shine Onstage

    Eighth-graders set the FWCD Scott Theater stage on fire earlier this month with their performances of Attack of the Cafeteria Zombies by Ed Monk and 10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse by Don Zolidis. For many in the cast and crew, this culminating project sparks a passion for theatre and/or musical theatre as students transition to Upper School. Natalie Bracken ’05, Middle School Ballet and Theatre Teacher, captured the students at their very best in the performances.
     
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Supporting CAST

Thanks to a Supporting CAST grant, Lower School Music Teachers Karla Dunning and Julie Dean brought in Mark Burrows, local composer and Director of Children’s Ministries at First United Methodist Church (FUMC), to meet with fourth-graders to discuss elements of the composition process and brainstorm about new music for their spring program. Watch the video for a behind-the-scenes look at how the new songs came together. 
Supporting CAST—Creative Arts Students and Teachers—helps to fund one-of-a-kind visual and performing arts activities with visiting artists that support Fort Worth Country Day’s fine arts curriculum in unique and powerful ways. To make a gift online or learn more about Supporting CAST, visit fwcd.org/cast.

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Fort Worth Country Day (FWCD) is a K-12 private, independent, coeducational, nondenominational college-preparatory school located on approximately 100 acres in Fort Worth, Texas. The mission of Fort Worth Country Day School is to foster the intellectual, physical, emotional, and ethical development of capable students through an academically rigorous college preparatory program that integrates the arts and athletics.