Art, Music & Drama at Chesapeake Academy
Art, music and drama have important roles in the Chesapeake Academy curriculum, as they stimulate the creativity inherent in developing minds. Students have the opportunity to explore their creative potential through music, dramatic and fine arts, and to develop an appreciation of past and present artistic achievements. The programs are detailed, sequential and integrated with classroom curriculum.
Each year the Chesapeake Academy Art Show displays a piece of each student's work in the Studio Gallery in Kilmarnock. This event allows every student to be recognized for their growth and development and the show is visited by family and friends of the Academy as well as the public.
Recorder instruction begins weekly in Third Grade and continues through the Fourth Grade. Students have opportunities at assembly and special programs to present selections throughout the year.
Tone Chimes are sometimes called hand chimes and are similar to hand bells. Weekly tone chime classes are held for 6th and 7th grade and are in addition to regular music class throughout the year.
Area Chorus consists of students from the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck, who are selected by their music teachers from middle school and high school. Twelve students are selected from each area school and work with a renowned guest conductor for one weekend to prepare for the culminating concert of 130 voices.
Individual instrumental instruction is available at the Academy after school and as arranged between parent and instructor. Lessons include percussion, brass, woodwind, guitar and piano.
Annual Student Art Show Coming in Spring 2012!