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Posted: November 30, 2021

Choice Check for December: Fine Arts

Drama, music, and visual arts for students of all ages

During the 2021-2022 school year, APS is highlighting some of our many programs through a monthly feature called Choice Checks. One of the advantages of being a large urban-suburban-rural school district is offering so many choices. The APS Choice Checks webpage, as well as the 2021-2022 wall calendar distributed to families and employees across the district, feature just a few of the many educational opportunities we provide students – from dual language and dual credit, career-based and college-based learning, college prep and marketable job skills, fine arts and competitive sports.

Drama, music, and visual arts for students of all ages

Albuquerque Public Schools has a robust Fine Arts Program that spurs interest and nurtures talent in students of all ages. Performing and visual arts instruction has many benefits, such as promoting self-esteem, motivation, aesthetic awareness, cultural exposure, creativity, improved emotional expression, as well as social harmony and appreciation of diversity. 

The APS Fine Arts Department provides direct instruction in drama, music, and visual arts to students throughout the district. It supports nearly 50 events a year showcasing student achievement in addition to the many fine arts activities happening on school campuses every week.

APS works closely with community partners, including the New Mexico Philharmonic, Santa Fe Opera, Popejoy Hall, the University of New Mexico, and the Albuquerque Museum. It also works with national partners like the Metropolitan Opera of New York and the Kennedy Center.

APS Fine Arts

The APS Fine Arts Department has been named a Best Community for Music Education for the past five years.

  • Music
  • Visual Arts
  • Drama 
  • Dance
  • Arts Integration
  • Competitions & Concerts
  • Community Performances
  • Art & Photography Exhibits
  • Drama Festivals & Musicals 
  • Resources for Students and Teachers 

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