Arts Education

Students Take Part in the Arts

The Cabarrus Arts Council provides a professional performance to students in grades K-12 each year. These wonderful programs captivate our students’ imaginations and bring the curriculum to life. Each performance is related to the Common Core State and North Carolina Essential Standards.
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March 28 - April 1, 2022
ROGER DAY – Invincible!
It’s a bird? It’s a plane? NO!! It’s the power of the brain! Roger’s newest show encourages and empowers young super heroes everywhere to solve the problem and save the day by using the greatest super power of all: Imagination!  Students sing along with Roger about using their brain power, courageous spirit, reading and imagination to solve problems and make a difference in the world.

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Grades 2-3

May 9-13, 2022
This interactive production weaves music and storytelling together to bring valuable life lessons to the stage. Audiences will delight in classics like “The Tortoise and the Hare”, “The Leaping Cow” and “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” as Aesop’s world of fables comes to life. Themes: Aesop’s Fables explores perseverance, helpfulness and kindness.


show harriet tubman prod top opGrade 4-5 & 7* 

April 25-29, 2022
This stirring musical drama is a classic tribute to the great American who freed herself and hundreds of her people from the bonds of slavery. Share the joys, sorrows, and challenges faced by this brave woman in this accurate and deeply moving musical history lesson.

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Michael KelseyGrade 6

March 21-25, 2022
MICHAEL KELSEY is a rhythmic, inspired guitarist and performance artist who blends many musical genres with fervor and grace. Throughout the performance, Michael makes use of technology, improv skills, objects in the room and student interaction to make music for the ears, but more importantly, a musical experience for the senses.  His show is a perfect combination of art and technology.

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Grade 7*ZZZZZ Washington

May 9, 2022
Donna Washington is an internationally known, multiple award winning storyteller, spoken word recording artist, and author. A highly animated performer, she has been
entertaining, educating, and inspiring audiences with her vocal pyrotechnics, elastic face, and deep characterizations that bring folklore, literary tales, and
personal narratives to life for over thirty years. Donna has been called a “Walking Disney Movie”, and told she was "better than television".

*Performances vary within grade 7 based on individual school schedules and artist availability.

MLK cropGrades 7*-8 

May 2-6, 2022
The phenomenal impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is chronicled in this compelling dramatization of the life and times of one of the most influential and charismatic leaders of the American Century. Inspired by the arrest of Rosa Parks, Dr. King puts his philosophy of nonviolent protest to work. He gains recognition and becomes the dominant force in the Civil Rights Movement during its decade of greatest achievement.

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April 13-14
Music of the Holocaust
This 45-minute concert, performed by professional musicians from the CSO, includes narration and projected images that explore pre-World War II Jewish culture; the Third Reich's attempt to control art and culture; the role of music and musicians in the concentration camps; and how the European Jewish community refused to be silenced and persevered after the war.

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The Cabarrus Arts Council thanks

Atrium Health
Mariam & Robert Hayes Charitable Trust
Independent Tribune
City Of Concord
Kannapolis City
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Mt Pleasant Logo
Cabarrus County
Corning Foundation
Embassy Suites
Fifth Third
Hilton Garden Inn