Exploring the Arts
Opportunities for students to participate in the arts continue to grow with 86 percent of middle school students participating in fine arts courses during the school year and 41 percent of high school students participating in fine art classes. All elementary students in WCS receive art and music classes from certified art and music specialists. The district’s strings programs have been recognized as the fastest growing in the United States.
Annual Fine Arts Festival
The Annual Fine Arts Festival is a showcase of the fine arts in Williamson County Schools and Franklin Special School District. The showcase serves to promote community support and awareness of the impact of arts education in public school. The event features thousands of students in kindergarten through twelfth grade in visual art, theatre, dance and music. Packed with performances, art displays, kid-friendly activities and a featured headliner performing with our students, this event is sure to please.
For information about becoming a supporter of the Fine Arts Festival, contact Melissa Dufrechou
Fine Arts Events in WCS
Williamson County Honors Series
The Williamson County Honors Series features top-performing students from both Williamson County Schools and Franklin Special School District in band, orchestra and choir. Students spend one to two days with a guest clinician, learning high-level music to perform at a free concert for the community. These events give students the opportunity to connect with top-performing conductors, opening opportunities and doors for students and showcasing the talent and musical ability in the district. Past clinicians have included university conductors and conductors from prestigious professional and community ensembles including the Nashville Symphony.
Businesses or individuals who wish to advertise their support of the music programs in WCS can learn more about the honors series advertisements. (Link coming)
WCS Art Show at The Frist
The Williamson County Schools Art Show at the Frist is an annual event hosted by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. Students from every grade level in every school are selected by their schools to have their artwork displayed at the Frist Center for two weeks. This event is the largest art exhibit for WCS, featuring more than 400 pieces of artwork from around the county.