Talbot County educators believe that every student can achieve a greater understanding of themselves and their world, as well as a sense of accomplishment through personal experience with The Fine Arts. For this reason, every elementary student has weekly access to both music and visual arts classes. Beginning in sixth grade, all students have access to Music, Visual Arts and Theater Arts by elective choice.
High school students can explore visual arts courses as diverse and appealing as Pottery, Fibers & Sculpture, Drawing, Painting & Printmaking, and Computer-based Graphic Design. Those who are truly devoted to Art have the option of undertaking the challenges of AP Studio Art for potential college credit.
Striving for musical excellence is never-ceasing in the Talbot County middle and high school instrumental music programs.Students are offered opportunities to perform in Concert, Marching and Jazz Band settings as well as individuals and in small ensembles.Ensemble members participate in concerts, festivals, parades and field shows.Students can take their talents the extra mile by participating in State-level Solo and Ensemble festival, All Shore Honor Band and All State Honor Band.The program offers Music Literature and Beginning Steel Drums for students new to the study of music.The "High Groove Steelers" Advanced Steel Drum class is open to any experienced musician with performances at popular community events.Get involved, gain skills necessary to succeed in life, including problem solving and decision making, building self-confidence and self-discipline, the ability to imagine what might be and to accept responsibility for it, teamwork, the development of informed perception, and articulating a vision.
Musicals & Theatre
Students of the performing arts can investigate the stage in Theater classes that include instruction and practice of performance skills, as well the technical elements of make up, lighting and set design. Vibrant Musical Theater and Drama clubs regularly present professional-quality stage productions that often involve students from several schools. In any particular school year, the theater aficionado might encounter a Broadway musical (Anything Goes- SMHS; Annie-EMS, Fiddler on the Roof- EHS), Shakespearean drama (Romeo & Juliet- EHS), broadcomedy (The Nerd- EHS 2010), children’s theater (Suessical- SMHS), and even experimental improvisation (Talbot Players- EHS).
TCPS invites you to visit our schools, meet our teachers and tour our classrooms.