Posts Tagged ‘Fine Arts’

Making Sins Beautiful: An Exploration of the Seven Deadly Sins Through Art

Posted on: June 2nd, 2014 Tags: , , , ,

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In February of 2011, Chelsea Wang came to Academy at the Lakes from China. With family residing here in New Tampa and after viewing the video on the school website, she decided this was the right place for her. Chelsea was immediately attracted to the beautiful scenery and the unique architecture of McCormick Hall.

Following her passion, she has taken Studio Art all four years she has been at Academy. “At first, I was not very good,” Chelsea recalls. “In the beginning I drew badly, like a little kid. The next year I was able to work with Becky yu and Daniella Zacarias (former Academy students). They helped me, and I found out I had talent.”

Cabaret Night: How Academy Integrates Our Core Curriculum Into Chorus

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All singers in Boys’ and Girls’ Chorus participate in a very special end of the year event called Cabaret Night in which the Academy gym is transformed into a dinner theatre atmosphere with tables, elegant décor, spotlights and light refreshments.

“Initially, Cabaret Night took the form of a recital where we had audience members in rows and students performed on stage. The last two years, it has finally developed into the concert event I envisioned years ago, a ‘dinner theatre’ type atmosphere.” Katie explained, “I am thankful to Ms. Michele Cozzolino’s (Academy parent) event planning and Ms. Dorie Burnham’s (Academy’s Business Manager) logistical geniuses for helping me achieve this vision!”

The Development of a Musical in Pictures

Posted on: March 19th, 2014 Tags: , , , , ,

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Academy’s all school musical, Seussical, premiered last weekend. Over 240 students in grades Senior Kindergarten through 12th Grade were involved in the production of the preshow and musical.

The development took place over several months, with auditions being one of the first steps. The photos below will take you through the process from auditions to rehearsals to opening night.

6 Great Dr. Seuss Books for Beginning Readers

6 Great Dr Seuss Books for Beginning Readers

This week is the premier of Academy’s all school musical, Seussical!

In honor of our musical, we are sharing this list compiled by our Lower Division Library and Reading Specialist, Mrs. Debbie Szarko, of Dr. Seuss books for beginning readers.

Academy 4th Grader Selected for FMEA Elementary All State Chorus

Posted on: January 15th, 2014 Tags: , , , , , ,

Congratulations to Elise Faith, class of 2022! She did a fantastic job of representing Academy at the Lakes at this year’s Florida Elementary Music Educators’ Conference All State Chorus. Being selected is quite an honor and reflects an individual’s commitment to excellence in singing. Elise went through an audition process and was selected from a […]

2013 Winter Concert

Posted on: December 9th, 2013 Tags: , , ,

  Photo Credit: John Faith Last Thursday parents, family and friends gathered in the Academy Gymnasium to watch students from 2nd Grade through 12th Grade perform at the 2013 Winter Concert: Sounds of the Season, presented by the Fine Arts department. All levels of strings and band performed in a progression, starting with Entry Strings, […]

Lower Division Premiers “Dig It”

Posted on: October 22nd, 2013 Tags: , , , , ,

Students and families gathered in the Academy gym last Friday to watch the this year’s Lower Division production entitled, Dig It! Aleida Morse gave an overview of the performance: “Our story began as our youngest friends in PK, JK, and SK classes shared some fun facts they learned about dinosaurs. JK students also showed the […]

Students Audition for All State Chorus

Posted on: September 27th, 2013 Tags: , , ,

Congratulations to Elise Faith, Zoe Moore, Elizabeth Robichaux, Daphne Smith, and Terrell Woods, who have completed the audition process for participation in this year’s All State Chorus. Students who are selected will attend the Florida Music Educator’s Conference in January where they will perform under the direction of nationally recognized conductor, Darren Dailey. Best of luck […]

Academy Siblings Advance to State Finals in Piano Competition

Posted on: March 27th, 2013 Tags: , , , ,

Academy at the Lakes siblings, Akash and Neha Gupta recently won the regional National Federation of Music Clubs Piano Competition

Bye Bye Birdie

Slideshow: Elvis made a surprise appearance at the “Academy Bandstand,” the opening performance of Bye Bye Birdie. Jeanine McLeod and John Faith have shared their photo gallery links.