Rockwall ISD provides a high quality fine arts education that is designed to support academic, social, emotional, and creative development. This goal is achieved through a comprehensive performing and visual arts curriculum that provides a wide range of learning experiences and performance opportunities.
Fine arts education in Rockwall ISD begins in Kindergarten and continues through the high school years. In each K-6 elementary school, certified, degreed art and music specialists teach students. In the fifth grade, students may choose orchestra, and in sixth grade all elementary students may choose from band, orchestra, choir, or visual arts as their fine arts elective. At the middle school (7-8), students may choose band, orchestra, choir, visual arts, and/or theater as their fine arts elective. Fine arts courses in high school include band, orchestra, choir, theatre, dance, visual arts, and piano lab.
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Chris Kosterman is in his third year as the first-ever Fine Arts Director for Rockwall ISD. Before being named Director of Fine Arts, he served as the Director of Bands at Rockwall High School. Prior to that he served five years as the Associate Band Director at Rockwall Heath High School and five years as the Assistant Band Director at Cain Middle School. In his years at Rockwall ISD, Kosterman has taught on all five secondary campuses and five of Rockwall ISD's thirteen elementary schools, including one semester as the Music Teacher at Nebbie Williams Elementary.