Arts

At FRA, the arts are a priority, and our arts offerings complement our intellectual, athletics, and spiritual pursuits, lending a creative outlet to let students' minds solve problems in unexpected new ways.

Our students are encouraged to explore various forms of art as they progress through middle and upper school, and many of our graduates are pursuing their artistic passions in college and beyond.
 

 

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Art News

Eleven FRA Students Earn Spots in MTVA Middle School Honor Choir

Congratulations to eleven of our middle school vocalists who earned spots in the Middle Tennessee Vocal Association’s 2021-22 Middle School Honor Choir! The auditions involved submitting an a cappella recording in a specified key, and for 7th & 8th graders, an additional Latin solo recording was required. Over 50 schools from the Middle Tennessee region entered vocalists during the audition process. Approximately 100 singers will perform with guest clinicians in both the 5th & 6th and 7th & 8th honor choir concerts in January.  

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FRA Proudly Presents the Middle School Musical, Annie Jr.

We are thrilled to present this year's middle school musical, Annie Jr. We would like to offer special thanks to Annie Ernst, Brian Myers, The Tennessee Titans, Jeb Johnson, Kimberly Moulds, Bethany Dinkel, Jennifer Schraw, DaJuana Hammonds, Aliya Wisinski, Miriam Gaines, Julia Nolan, The Pull-Tight Players, Derek West, Matt Davenport Productions, Cindy Thornton, Amanda Gibbs, Ross Bolen, and Brenda Jewell. 

We would also like to thank all of our wonderful cast members and their parents for the dedication and commitment to making this show possible.

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Mid-State/All-State Choir Honors

During a year in which our vocalists have demonstrated both grit and creativity, FRA had five upper school singers achieve top  honors in mid-state/all-state choir auditions. Each of these students submitted aural recordings for their respective auditions, and then a second video for the virtual choir projects that will showcase the finalists in concert. Those virtual concerts will be released in February for you to enjoy. Congratulations to these students on their outstanding work and accomplishments! 

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Christmas Band Concert 2020

This year's Christmas band concert features the seventh and eighth grade advanced band, upper school jazz ensemble, brass ensemble, saxophone quartet, flute and violin duo, rhythm section, and brass quintet. Students showcase their talents by performing holiday classics including "Deck the Halls," "Ode to Joy," "The First Noel," "Let it Snow," and many more. We would like to thank Bob Chandler and David Dawson for their work to create this special video presentation.

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Melodie Malone '05 to perform at the 2020 National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

The National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is 98 year-old tradition that started with President Calvin Coolidge. This annual event takes place on The Ellipse, just south of the White House, and features live musical performances from a variety of artists. This year, 2005 FRA alumna Melodie Malone will perform at the ceremony with her group Passion. The group has sold over two million units and released their first Christmas album this year.

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Congratulations to our new Tri-M Music Honor Society Inductees! 

Congratulations to the following students for being inducted into the Tri-M Music Honor Society this week: Georgia Austin, Lexi Cole, Thomas Daniels, Stanley Davis, Harrison Douglass, Natalie Gillum, Sarah Hawkins, and Noah Parrott.

"Paul Sposato is our president and brings Tri-M membership history from his former school in Peoria, Illinois," Bob Chandler, our director of instrumental music, said. "Tri-M requires students to be active in a school music ensemble, with grades no less than A, and no grade below a B in all other subjects. Tri-M also requires community service for membership. We are proud of our new members!"

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Congratulations to Spencer Guy!

FRA Junior, Spencer Guy, was selected as a member of the Tennessee All-State Band, which was to begin this week, and end with concerts on Saturday at Opryland. After months of preparation and auditions on trumpet, the Tennessee All-State experience was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Spencer deserves a big congratulations still. We are proud of his accomplishments!

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