Choice Check: Fine Arts
Drama, music, and visual arts for students of all ages
Albuquerque Public Schools has a robust Fine Arts Program that spurs interest and nurtures talent in students of all ages. Performing and visual arts instruction has many benefits, such as promoting self-esteem, motivation, aesthetic awareness, cultural exposure, creativity, improved emotional expression, as well as social harmony and appreciation of diversity.
The APS Fine Arts Department provides direct instruction in drama, music, and visual arts to students throughout the district. It supports nearly 50 events a year showcasing student achievement in addition to the many fine arts activities happening on school campuses every week.
APS works closely with community partners, including the New Mexico Philharmonic, Santa Fe Opera, Popejoy Hall, the University of New Mexico, and the Albuquerque Museum. It also works with national partners like the Metropolitan Opera of New York and the Kennedy Center.
APS Fine Arts
The APS Fine Arts Department has been named a Best Community for Music Education for the past five years.
- Visual Arts
- Arts integration
- Competitions & Concerts
- community performances
- Art & Photography Exhibits
- Drama Festivals & Musicals
- Resources for Students and Teachers