Fine Arts Program
Praising the Lord Through the Arts!
"Praise the Lord. Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in the firmament of His power...Let everything that has breath praise the Lord." Psalm 150:1, 6
In the summer of 1996, Augusta Christian School renewed its commitment to the Fine Arts by renovating an existing building into the Charles B. Whitney Fine Arts Center. This center, named for one of our school founders, houses spacious band and choral suites as well as practice rooms and a large visual arts instruction room.
Fourth through twelfth grade students may participate in the Augusta Christian School band program with three different levels of band instruction. All bands perform in a variety of local, regional and state festivals and competitions as well as concerts throughout the year.
Our fourth - twelfth grade choral program includes two different levels of performance and competition groups: an elementary chorus and a middle/high school chorus. Choral groups consistently rate superior at competitions and festivals. The choral and drama departments perform a Broadway musical each year. Region and state titles have been won in past years in boy's and girl's solo, trio, quartet, and piano.
Visual art instruction classes are given to all students in grades 1-5. Middle school and senior high art and ceramic classes are offered as an elective. Art work by students is displayed throughout the campus.
Private piano and guitar lessons are offered to students on a first-come, first-serve basis during a student's free time in the school day. Contact Mr. Neal Little, email@example.com if your student is interested in piano or guitar. ACS also offers private voice lessons. Contact Miss Erin Wilkerson, firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-863-2905, ext. 195, if your student is interested in private voice lessons.
(Photo to the left is the Choral and Drama Departments' 2012 presentation of "Beauty and the Beast" performed at the Kroc Center.)
Drama classes round out the Fine Arts program. Drama students participate in One Act Play competitions and perform for chapel and other activities. Drama students audition for the annual spring musical along with members of the high school chorus.
(Drama students in the photo to the right were the 2011-2012 SCISA One Act Play Region and State Champions for their performance of "Check Please".)
Fine Arts Coordinator
Mr. Chris Norris begins his second year leading the ACS fine arts program and is the choral director for the Middle and High School Chorus. Mr. Norris is no stranger to the Augusta Christian family. His wife, Jenifer, teaches 5th grade and his three children have been students here for many years. He has been in our community for over 18 years as the Minister of Music at West Acres Baptist Church in Evans and leads at ACS in addition to his responsibilities with the church.
The choral program is also open to Homeschool students in the CSRA.
E-mail: Chris Norris
Fine Arts Staff:
Elementary Music, Elementary Choral Director, Voice Lessons
B.A. Music Vocal Performance
Toccoa Falls College
E-mail: Erin Wilkerson
Rob Nordan, Band Director
Valdosta State College
E-mail: Rob Nordan
Chad Hubbard, Drama
Georgia Southern University
E-mail: Chad Hubbard
Marynell Parker, Art Instructor
B.A., Art Education
University of Georgia
E-mail: Marynell Parker
Neal Little, Piano and Guitar Teacher
Marcia Brown, Accompanist