Middle School Fine Arts
Through Visual and Performing Arts, our students are encouraged to express their creativity and gifts. Many of our performing arts students have won regional Emmy awards, appeared on network television shows, signed recording contracts and worked on major motion pictures.
Middle School is open to any sixth through eighth grade student with a desire to sing. This group sings a variety of music styles and continually works on improving sight-reading and vocal technique. Teamwork is stressed as an important component of choral singing. Their performances include Praise and Thanksgiving, a Christmas Concert, a Spring Concert, and various other events.
6th-8th Grade Band and Strings
Band and Strings classes are open to any 6th-8th grade students who play an instrument or want to learn how to play an instrument. No prior experience is required. Instruments include violin, viola, cello, piano, flute, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, clarinet, percussion, and more! Students will learn how to read music, play an instrument of their choice, and perform ensemble music for concerts and school events such as Praise and Thanksgiving, the NCS Auction, and our winter and spring concerts. Students will learn how to play a variety of music styles.
Art Appreciation is a nine weeks course in which students learn the basics of drawing and painting, along with color theory. With each project that the students complete, they will learn about a famous artist as an art appreciation component. The overarching objective of this course is that students gain an understanding of God as the ultimate artist and that we are made in his image; therefore, we have a desire to create. They will be encouraged to think creatively in their sketchbook assignment at the beginning of each class.
The Theater program at Nashville Christian is a K-12th grade spectrum of classes and performance opportunities that seek to help students find their God given talents. Middle school students are able to study the dramatic arts for nine weeks when they are introduced to theater vocabulary and history. Improvisation and theater games provide active application of the curriculum.