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.

Past Events

Grades K-1

sonia de lo santosSeptember 18 - 22, 2017
Sonia De Los Santos - Singer
Sonia was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico and since 2007 has been touring the world, singing in English and Spanish, playing guitar, mandolin, and jarana, and lighting up the stage with Grammy Award winning group Dan Zanes and Friends.   In 2015 she released her first solo family music album titled Mi Viaje: De Nuevo León to the New York Island  (Parents' Choice Foundation Gold Award Winner) a collection of songs that reflect her experiences growing up in Mexico, moving to another country, learning about other cultures, and in the process, feeling closer to her own heritage.  Sonia has been hailed by Billboard as “one of the Latin Children’s music artists you should know.”

Grades 4-5

wright brosOctober 30 - Nov 3, 2017
Virginia Rep Touring Theatre – THE WRIGHT STUFF: FIRST IN FLIGHT
Barely out of their teens, two plucky bicycle mechanics team with their studious sister to out-invent the world’s top scientists and achieve the timeless dream of flight. From their tiny workshop in Ohio, Orville and Wilbur Wright travel to North Carolina and launch the first powered, sustained, and controlled flight of an airplane, changing the world forever.  Co-produced by the Carpenter Science Theatre Program of the Science Museum of Virginia.


Grade 6

soul streetOctober 2 - 6, 2017
Soul Street Dance
Catch the excitement of Street Dance, as these energetic dancers demonstrate its varied styles, discussing the distinctive features and origins of each. This inspirational group of young men,  formerly considered at risk, found focus through dance and are now working as professionals.


Grade 7

kelseyMarch 5 – 9, 2018
Michael Kelsey  
MICHAEL KELSEY is a rhythmic, inspired guitarist and performance artist who blends many musical genres with fervour and grace. Through-out a 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.


Grade 8

sojournerFebruary 5 - 9, 2018
Virginia Rep Touring Theatre – SOJOURNER TRUTH
There were two great African American women leaders in the emancipation movement, Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth. Their powerful voices rang in perfect harmony. Ex-slave Sojourner Truth’s courage and public speaking abilities turned her into a national leader, and defined the ongoing struggle for black emancipation and women’s suffrage.


Grades 9-12

shabazzOctober 16 - 21, 2017
Phillip Shabazz
As a poet, author, and teaching artist, Phillip Shabazz has built an outstanding, extensive, and respected career.  His work, which explores issues of community and culture in America, has been acclaimed by the media, critics, and audiences across North Carolina.  His writing expresses diverse points of view, from poems about family and friends challenged by the complexities of life, to narrative that celebrate human possibilities.  Educators have called him “One of the most inspiring individuals in the arts.”  In a n effort to get students excited about creative writing, Shabazz encourages them to be empowered by their own words and expression.


Grades 2-3

cahrlotte balletApril 9 - 13, 2018
Charlotte Ballet – Hans Christian Anderson Fairy Tales
Professional dancers from Charlotte Ballet will present a storybook ballet featuring the fairy tales of Hans Christian Anderson.   This entertaining program is a perfect way to introduce young audiences to classical dance.

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