Our Visual Arts department is where our students formally train in stylistic art forms, but visual arts are incorporated into every classroom, at every grade level. Our Early Childhood students, from Transitional Kindergarten through grade 2, all take classes in music. Through these classes, they explore vocal and instrumental music, music history, music theory, ear and rhythmic training, and styles of music. By the time CBA students begin our Intermediate School program in grade 7, they are ready to make informed decisions regarding electives in music. Students may choose to take music courses for all three classes of their Arts Block or a single one.
Throughout the year, our visual artists have many opportunities to showcase their talents: at gallery nights, in talent showcases, in the crew for our spring musical, and through projects around our school. Our students can also partake in artistic opportunities in our region through outside studio partnerships. Our music teachers can help guide our visual students toward community opportunities for showcase and growth in their field as well.
Just like the rest of CBA's students, our visual students are prepared for any path they choose to take moving forward beyond CBA. Our rich course offerings in the Upper School allow them to pursue a collegiate education, either in art or any other area of passion. However, these same rich course offerings ensure a level of readiness for a professional career in music coming straight out of high school that is not generally found. We understand that not all of our students will choose to pursue a collegiate education, and we seek to ensure that our students are prepared for whatever their next step is after graduation.