Rockwall ISD Fine Arts
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 sixth grade, students choose from band, orchestra, choir, or visual arts as their fine arts course. At the middle school (7-8), students will select band, orchestra, choir, visual arts, and/or theater as their fine arts course, and many students will have the opportunity to choose two or more fine arts courses. Fine arts course selections in high school include band, orchestra, choir, theatre, dance, visual arts, and piano lab.
Top Stories and Announcements
Rockwall HS Chamber Orchestra Commended Winner in 2017 Mark of Excellence/National Orchestra Honors Project
The Rockwall High School Chamber Orchestra is a Commended Winner in the 2017 Mark of Excellence/National Orchestra Honors project.
Over 130 sixth, seventh, and eighth grade band students from 12 different Rockwall ISD campuses participated in a special parent show-and-tell performance on Thursday at Utley Middle School.
Director of Fine Arts
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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.