Arts Education

Department Overview

  • The Arts Education Program offers a wide variety of opportunities for student participation and learning.  At the elementary level, visual arts and music are presented to all students as an ongoing curricular subject to encourage their artistic and creative development.  At the middle and high school levels, students may select for study courses in Band, Choral Music, General Music, Visual Arts, Theatre Arts, and Dance.  Beginning at the fifth-grade level, the String Orchestra program is offered to all interested fifth and sixth-grade students as part of a sequential instructional program (grades 5-12) to develop fine motor skills, aural development, and background for success in instrumental music.

     As an outgrowth of the Arts Education Instructional Program, artistic opportunities such as All-County Middle and High School Band, All-County Chorus, All-County Dance, All-County Theatre Festival, Cumberland County Youth Orchestra, Cumberland County Middle School Youth Orchestra, Fall & Spring Evenings of Dance, Summer Orchestra Workshop, Spring Orchestra Festival, High School Juried Art Show and the annual Cross Creek Mall Visual Arts Exhibit are sponsored for the development of the higher achieving student. Our students and performing ensembles have a strong tradition of consistently receiving numerous awards, recognition, scholarships, and advance placements in various local district, and state competitions, festivals, and performing arenas.

24-25 Join the Arts
  • Recently, Cumberland County Schools' Arts Educators came together for the 2nd Annual Arts Educators' Showcase. The educators performed to an audience of their peers and Cumberland County Board Members. This event was entertaining and we can't wait for you to see our premier professionals do what they do best! #ccslovesthearts

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  • Arts Education Department
    2465 Gillespie St.
    Fayetteville, NC 28306

    Phone: 910-678-2622
    Fax: 910-678-2605 

    Carla Crenshaw
    Director of Arts Education

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