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The Fine Arts

It is the mission of Merritt Island Christian School to do all things with excellence, and all for the glory of God. Participation in the Fine Arts at MICS allows students to explore their creative side and round out their academic and athletic pursuits.  All students are encouraged to participate in a variety of the Fine Arts courses offered. The passion and commitment of the highly qualified faculty in the Fine Arts Department make it the perfect complement to the academic rigor that is provided at MICS.

Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone.

(1 Corinthians 12:4-6 ESV)

Elementary Performing Arts Program

Our elementary program offers many different experiences in the performing arts which work together to help students build self-confidence and develop a love of music.

General Music

  • K – 6th grade
  • Singing
  • Dancing
  • Instruments
  • Dramatic arts
  • Themed concerts
  • Broadway Junior musicals
  • Set, prop, and costume construction

MICS Encore Singers

  • Song and dance group (invitation only)
  • Open to 3rd grade
  • Community performances
  • Holiday parade

MICS Showstoppers (Show Choir)

  • Song and dance group (audition only)
  • Open to 4th – 6th grade
  • Community performances
  • Holiday parade
  • Universal Studios Music USA Festival
  • Junior Thespian Festival
  • Multiple awards earned each year

Secondary Performing Arts Program

Our secondary program provides students with the opportunity to continue their involvement in the performing arts and perfect their skills.  All choral groups perform a wide variety of both sacred and secular choral literature ranging from classical to contemporary. Students learn increasingly advanced levels as they progress through the program.

Middle School Chorus / Theater Group

  • Students in 7th and 8th grade
  • Singing, dancing, drama
  • Music theory skills
  • Set, prop, and costume construction
  • Directing / choreography opportunities
  • Choral concerts
  • Community performances
  • Drama Club
  • Junior Broadway musical
  • District Junior Thespian Festival
  • National Junior Thespian Society
  • Multiple awards earned each year

High School Chorus / Theater Group

  • Students in 9th – 12th grade
  • Singing, dancing, drama
  • Music theory skills
  • Directing / choreography opportunities
  • Choral concerts
  • Community performances
  • Broadway musical
  • FVA District Music Performance Assessments (MPAs)
  • District Thespian Festival
  • National Thespian Society
  • Multiple awards earned each year
  • Fine Arts Diploma

High School Honors Ensemble

  • Select vocal ensemble (audition only)
  • Students in 9th – 12th grade
  • Advanced vocal training / music theory
  • Choral concerts
  • Community performances
  • Universal Studios Music USA Festival
  • FVA District Solo & Ensemble Competition
  • All State Chorus
  • Multiple awards earned each year
  • High School honors credit

Praise Team / Worship Leaders

  • Open to students in 7th – 12th Grade
  • Invitation / volunteer opportunities
  • Singing
  • Instrumental accompaniment

Private Piano & Voice Lessons

MICS believes in providing an environment of learning that encourages balance in every area of a student’s life.  Private music lessons help students develop artistic thinking, mathematical reasoning, self-confidence, and teach musical history, music theory, and vocal technique.

Piano Lessons

  • Open to grades K – 12th
  • 30 minutes/week
  • Scheduled during the school day
  • Advanced musical training
  • Semester recitals
  • Praise Team opportunities (Grades 7th – 12th only)

Voice Lessons

  • Open to grades 3 – 12th
  • 30 minutes/week
  • Scheduled during the school day or after school
  • Advanced vocal training
  • Semester recitals
  • Community performances
  • Competition in NATS and FVA events
  • Praise Team opportunities (Grades 7th – 12th only)

Instrumental Lessons

  • Open to grades 6 – 12th
  • 30 minutes/week
  • Scheduled during the school day or after school
  • Advanced musical training
  • Semester recitals

Praise Team opportunities (Grades 7th – 12th only)

The Visual Arts

Elementary

  • Weekly classes teach students to enjoy, appreciate, and create art, while recognizing God is the first and ultimate artist. (John 1:1-4)
  • Students are introduced to a variety of artists, art elements and principles, techniques, and materials throughout the year.
  • Skills, techniques, and process, as well as critical thinking and reflection are stressed

High School Studio Art

  • Students may continue the study of art as an elective.
  • Courses build on skills learned at the elementary level and focus on strong design, technique, and cultivating self-expression.
  • Courses offered in a variety of studio art including: drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, clay, and mixed media.
  • National Art Honor Society (NAHS) offered as a club for students in good standing.

Photography

  • Award winning program taught by a professional photographer
  • Students learn how to use a DSLR camera and all the camera functions.
  • Design skills, including the elements and principles of art, are taught with each assignment.
  • Cultivating self-expression is stressed second semester.
  • Advanced Photoshop techniques are taught.
  • National Art Honor Society (NAHS) offered as a club for students in good standing.
  • Advanced Placement (AP) 2 D Design is offered for college credit.