FIRST BAPTIST ACADEMY
UNCOMMON OPPORTUNITIES. UNPARALELLED FUTURES.
During the school year, First Baptist Academy hosts numerous special events to provide opportunities for public performance. As a Kingdom Education school, we desire that our students are able to effectively articulate their faith through a variety of communication methods and mediums, including the visual and performing arts.
Recent Events & Performances
FBA Fine Arts Mission Statement:
We teach and train students to use the gifts God has given and the talents He has bestowed, to glorify Him through the art they perform and produce.
The FBA music curriculum aims to provide all students with a high-quality music education that engages and inspires them to develop a life-long love of music, increases their self-confidence, creativity, and imagination, and provides opportunities for self-expression and a sense of personal achievement and excellence for the glory of God. Students at FBA have the opportunity to grow and exercise musical gifts at every grade level beginning in pre-kindergarten with an introduction to rhythm, tone production, creating music, and singing. As students advance through elementary school, instruction includes choral singing, music theory, Orff and Kodaly training, piano, recorders, Ukulele, and Classical Guitar. Choral and instrumental education begins in 6th grade with band, choir, and string orchestra classes. High school students can take honors-level courses in band, choir, worship band, and strings and dive deeper into music theory and music-focused service projects. Middle and high school ensembles perform in concerts, chapels, athletic events, music festivals, and competitions in Florida and nationwide. Individual music students are encouraged to join local community bands, choirs, orchestral groups, and church music ensembles.
Students in grades PK3 through 12 participate in art classes. At FBA, Art is recognized as a gift from God to be appreciated, enjoyed, and developed as students look at art, learn about art, and create original works for His glory. Art classes actively engage students. In Art class, innovation and creativity are valued. Problem-solving and risk-taking are encouraged. In Elementary school, students are introduced to various historical contexts and traditions of art forms to understand how and why art is made. Students experiment with structures, methods, and materials. They learn how to properly care for and use art tools and equipment. In Middle school, art is an elective. Students explore the elements and principles of design through 2D and 3D activities. They develop skill proficiency through practice and class critiques. The high school art program is content rich, with classes in Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Design, and Advanced Placement (AP). Students visit local galleries and museums. Professional artists visit the FBA Art classroom to conduct demonstrations and lead workshops. FBA hosts two annual Art exhibits showcasing student work. Art students also compete in local juried exhibitions and the ACSI Art Festival.
We believe theatre education provides students with fundamental skills necessary for leaders in the workplace. That's why we offer elective classes specializing in Theatre Arts. Students are taught the fundamentals of performing in front of an audience, theatre etiquette, reading comprehension, and how to utilize acting as a ministry tool to share the Gospel.
Drama elective courses are available in both middle school and high school. Subject matter in these courses includes voice and movement, pantomime, stage-craft, directing, improvisation, theatre history, theatre technology, and much more. Middle and high school students participate in a Fall Play as cast and production crew members. Students also present skits during Chapel to address applicable themes found in scripture. FBA presents a Musical production in the Spring which is open to elementary-age students in addition to middle and high school students.