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Fine Arts

 
Welcome to the Region 4 Fine Arts Webpage!
 
We are in the inaugural year of offering Fine Arts supports to teachers and administrators throughout
Region 4 and the state of Texas!
 
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Nick Luggerio
Fine Arts Coordinator
 

 
CURRENT TRAINING AND SUPPORTS
 
Aspiring Fine Arts Administrator Academy:  Our cohort spends time each meeting to discuss the many skills and areas of knowledge necessary to become a Fine Arts Administrator.  We include a panel discussion from current Fine Arts Administrators. Then we end each meeting with a conversation about the big seven divisions of Fine Arts: Art, Band, Choir, Dance, Elementary Music, Orchestra, and Theatre.  This Academy meets one time per month for seven months.  Registration is closed
 
We are considering running an intensive one-week summer course.  Stay tuned!
 

 

General Professional Development:  Fine Arts teachers are able to participate in staff development opportunities over topics that are relevant and specifically address the challenges and needs of Fine Arts Teachers!  The list below is not all-inclusive.  If you don’t see something you need, please reach out so we can help you develop the professional development that fits your campus or district.
 
  • Communication
  • Pacing
  • Organization
  • Classroom Management
  • Importance of Fine Arts
  • Project Planning/Calendaring
  • Yearly Project and Performance Planning
  • Importance of Vertical Alignment
     

 

Specific Professional Development:  Through our network of Fine Arts professionals in the state, we can tailor  staff development training over the following subjects (if something you need is not listed, please let us know):
 
  • Art
  • Band
  • Choir
  • Dance
  • Elementary Music
  • Orchestra
  • Theatre
 

 

Administrative Supports:  We can help your LEA develop your Fine Arts Department with many administrative supports, including:
 
  • Curriculum
    • Scope and Sequence
    • Vertical Alignment
    • Horizontal Alignment
       
  • Budget
    • Streamlined Processes
    • More Efficient Purchasing
    • More Effective/Money-Saving Budgeting
       
  • Inventory
    • Develop Processes for Smooth Inventory Management
    • Help create a complete inventory of equipment
       
  • Staff Development Days
    • Through the General and Specific Professional Development above, we can help you plan your PD days that are effective for your Fine Arts Teachers.
 
 

CURRICULAR SUPPORTS
 
In Texas, Fine Arts courses are part of the required curriculum.  As such, the Texas Education Agency has provided the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for all Fine Arts disciplines. Below are links to the Fine Arts TEKS on the TEA website.
 
Art
 
Dance
 
Music
 
Theatre
 

STATEWIDE COMPETITION GOVERNING BODIES
 
Part of Fine Arts is the competitive process. Teaching kids real-world skills of setting goals, working towards completion of those goals, and then having their product assessed and judged by professionals in their area are part of the Texas Fine Arts experience!
 
The following organizations organize and monitor the competitions listed.
 
  • Band
    • UIL Marching Contest (Region/Area/State)
    • UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest (Region/State)
      • High School Only
    • UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest
 
  • Choir
    • UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest (Region/State)
      • High School Only
    • UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest
 
  • Orchestra
    • UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest (Region/State)
      • High School Only
    • UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest
 
  • Theatre
    • UIL One Act Play Contest
    • UIL Design Contest
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 


 

 
 
 

OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS
 
There are a number of organizations that support the many facets of Fine Arts.  Each of these listed are independent organizations and are not affiliated with Region 4 or the Texas Education Agency.  The resources and opinions expressed on any of the following pages do not represent Region 4 or the Texas Education Agency’s positions or opinions.
 
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