The Fine Arts Program at CEC provides students the means to develop a working skill set, think conceptually, develop creative thought, and provides an emotional outlet and means for self expression through visual arts, music, and theater. Fine arts students will have a strong foundation of skills which they can apply to conceptual thoughts to create mature artworks.
For detailed course descriptions, please click here to view our Academic Course Guide.
Honors Art I – Foundation
Honors Art II – Design
Honors Art III – Portfolio
Honors Art IV
Honors Choral Music
Honors Instrumental Music
Extra Curricular Opportunities
Open Studio – Structured time to work in the art room on completing projects for class, independent study, and exploration of new concepts and media.
Art Club – Meets bi-monthly and is for students who are both hobbyists and art students. Projects are chosen and developed by the students, and are created both inside and outside of the classroom environment.
Praise and Worship Ensemble – This ensemble will be responsible for performing all music at school masses as well as the Spring Concert. Members will be expected to commit to some rehearsals in the summer (late August), and perform at all school masses, including Baccalaureate. No audition is required.
Chamber Choir – Admission to Chamber Choir requires an audition, and rehearsals will take place once a week outside of class. Members will be expected to practice music outside of rehearsal, and be committed to fine choral singing and music literacy. Chamber Choir will perform in both concerts, as well as smaller functions throughout the school year.
Wind Ensemble – This group is a smaller, select ensemble. Rehearsals are after school once a week. Admission to this group requires an audition. Members are expected to play in both concerts, as well as some smaller events throughout the year.
Percussion Ensemble – New to CEC this year, the Percussion Ensemble is for musicians of varying skill level. All instrumentation is percussion. Members are expected to perform in both concerts.
All Catholic Band, Chorus, and Orchestra – These Archdiocesan-wide ensembles require specific, rigorous auditions. Mr. Kuchler is available to help with preparation. All Catholic Music festivals are three days long, and conclude with a concert.
Mrs. Melissa Schiavone, Chair of Fine Arts
Mr. Thomas Kuchler, Director of Music
Mr. James Martin, Director of Theatre