Program

See below for the main information you will need from the Fine Arts program.

Theatre


Find out more about our school-wide musicals, plays and other theatrical opportunities.

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Visual Arts


Find out more about our Visual Arts classes.

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Dance


We offer a variety of dance classes, ranging from Ballet to Hip Hop to Jazz and everything in between.

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Music


Here you will find everything from Violin to Piano, Marching Band to Choir, and everything in between.

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Media Arts


Media Arts encompasses all elements of digital arts such as: photography, graphics, music, video, animation, and more.

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Learn More About Fine Arts


For more information on the EBR Fine Arts department visit the link below.

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Fine Arts Overview

Arts education, comprising a rich array of disciplines including dance, music, theatre, media arts, literature, design, and visual arts, is a core academic subject and an essential element of a complete and balanced education for all students.

 

Why Fine Arts?

  • The arts reach students not normally reached, in ways and methods not normally used.  (This leads to better student attendance and lower dropout rates.)

  • It changes the learning environment to one of discovery.  (This often re-ignites the love of learning in students tired of just being fed facts.)

  • Students connect with each other better.  (This often results in fewer fights, greater understanding of diversity, and greater peer support.)

  • The arts provide challenges to students of all levels.  (Each student can find his/her own level from basic to gifted.)

  • Students learn to become sustained, self-directed learners.  (The student does not just become an outlet for stored facts from direct instruction, but seeks to extend instruction to higher levels of proficiency.)

  • The study of the fine arts positively impacts the learning of students of lower socioeconomic status as much or more than those of a higher socioeconomic status.  (Twenty-one percent of students of low socioeconomic status who had studied music scored higher in math versus just eleven percent of those who had not. By the senior year, these figures grew to 33 percent and 16 percent, respectively, suggesting a cumulative value to music education.)

What is happening in EBr?

Congressional Art Contest Winners Announced

Art May. 8 2019

Congratulations to all of the students who participated in the 2019 Congressional Art Competition. All of the artwor...

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Jennifer Holliday Joined Students and Teachers in EBR for the “Music in Our Schools” Benefit Concert

Art May. 1 2019

Are we DREAMING...Broadway Star Jennifer Holliday  shared the stage with some of EBR’s most talented dancers, sin...

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Dec
3 - 19

District Fall, 2019 Performance schedule

December 3 – Baton Rouge HS Choir 7p @ St. Joseph’s Cathedral 5 – Woodlawn MS/Woodlawn HS Choirs, 6p 6 – Park For...

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The East Baton Rouge Parish School System is Building the Future of Baton Rouge – and the award winning faculty of the Fine Arts Department will ensure that the future is colorful and bright! Our educators are making a conscience effort to introduce students to the arts and nurture their unlimited creative potential. When students compliment their studies with an education in the arts it allows them to express themselves in an inviting and safe space. Students will learn team building, use critical thinking skills, develop problem solving techniques, and turn imagination into reality.

Not only are we paving the way for a future generation of artists, but we are shaping character, strengthening confidence and introducing new opportunities at home and abroad. Students will have the chance to further their arts education in places like France, England, South Africa and China. With more than 70 schools offering Fine Arts classes, taught by over 220 talented teachers, the East Baton Rouge Parish School System is placing a dedicated focus on the arts. Join us as we continue to build a better and brighter future for our students by allowing them to CREATE!

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