The Fine Arts mission is to provide resources, continuing education, and support for all the fine arts teachers in every organization in order to provide modern, equitable, and excellent educational experiences to every child in Lubbock ISD, every day.
Lubbock ISD has been honored for the sixth year in a row with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.
The Best Communities Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. To qualify for the Best Communities designation, Lubbock ISD answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program, and community music-making programs.
The Texas Art Education Association (TAEA) has named Lubbock ISD a District of Distinction!
The award is given for providing well-rounded art education programs that advocate for and integrate visual arts curriculum to inspire creativity and reach all learners. Congratulations to all the art teachers in Lubbock ISD!
Congratulations to the Lubbock ISD Texas All-State Musicians 2023!
Ten Lubbock ISD band and choir students recently earned all-state honors. Nine students earned recognition from the Texas Music Educators Association, (TMEA) and one student earned the honor from the Association of Texas Small School Bands (ATSSB). The all-state performing groups represent the highest possible level of musical recognition in band, choir and orchestra in the State of Texas. The impact on academic achievement among all-state musicians is exceptional. TMEA indicates Texas all-state musicians have consistently scored about 22 percent higher than the national average and about 25 percent higher than the Texas average when comparing SAT composite scores.
We applaud your dedication, skill, hours of practice and hard work. Thank you directors for encouraging, teaching and supporting these students!
National Gold Medal Winner 2023 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Hutchinson Middle School 8th grade student Roshni Banda, in Marci Beene’s class, for her artwork, which was selected as a National Gold Medal Winner in the 2023 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Lubbock High School 12th grade student McKenna Frandsen, in Cindy Peanick’s class, was awarded a National Silver Medal Portfolio for her Photography pieces. Congratulations!
2023 National K-12 Ceramic Exhibitors
Two Lubbock ISD students produced artwork selected for the National K-12 Ceramic Exhibition Foundation Show in Cincinnati, Ohio in March. The exhibition is an annual juried ceramic competition for kindergarten through 12th grade students in the United States and is designed to showcase the best K-12 ceramic work made in the country.
Competing against more than 1,300 pieces submitted from around the country for consideration, Shamara Oliver-Trout from Coronado High School and Emmerson Martin from Monterey High School created two of the 151 pieces selected for exhibition. Matthew Wright is the art teacher at Coronado HS for Shamara Oliver-Trout, and Denise Fox is the art teacher at Monterey HS for Emmerson Martin. Congratulations!
Lubbock ISD Fine Arts is hosting theater summer camps from June 5-9, 2023. Students will have the opportunity to learn about stage and technical production through a variety
of activities. Students will present a play for the public at the end of the week.
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The West Texas Kodály Initiative June 12-23, 2023
Summer Certification Program
*Levels 1, 2, 3, Refresher and Advanced Studies
*Endorsed by the Organization of American Kodály Educators
*Graduate credit available through Texas Tech University
Kodaly Registration and Information