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Fine Arts

                  
VISUAL ART         MUSIC          DANCE
 
 
Welcome to Curie High School's Fine Arts!
 
Through the arts, Curie students engage with innovative thinkers and leaders to experience the arts both as audience members and as artists.  We emphasize not only creativity and imagination, but also the values of cultural understanding and social harmony that the arts produce so well.
 
Dance, music and visual art teachers at Curie are agents of change, combining academic excellence, personal support and a creative, student-centered vision. These students learn that all art forms are interconnected.  They learn to understand the social, historical and cultural contexts of all the art forms.  Curie understands that the arts are an ideal platform for developing inclusive attitudes and beliefs and for challenging stereotypes based on difference.  Curie is committed to providing authentic learning experiences that will provide a foundation for life-long learning. 
 
What is our mission?
 
Our mission is to prepare students to become leaders and engaged citizens in a global society, enabling them to contribute positively and responsibly to their community and the world around them.
 
What are our values?
 
Here at Curie, we value: 
  • Collaboration 
  • Community 
  • Creativity 
  • Excellence 
 
Want to audition for one of our MAGNET programs????
 
Well, great news! Curie is NOW accepting GoCPS Applications for the 2022 - 2023 school year!
 
MUSIC

Only students who have submitted a complete application and have met the minimum requirements will be granted an audition for admission to the Curie’s Music Department. 

Students of all abilities and levels of experience may apply for admission into the music program. Curie recognizes the need to provide opportunities for students who have high levels of musical training and for students who have not had training in a formal setting, but demonstrate strong natural ability and a desire to learn.

This year, students have the option of auditioning in person, a live virtual performance, or pre-recorded virtual submission. See the dates below:

Audition & Virtual Submission Dates:

  • Wednesday November 3, 2021 (In person audition)

o   4pm – 6pm

  • Wednesday December 8, 2021 (In person audition)

o   4pm – 6pm

  • Wednesday January 12, 2022 (Live virtual audition)

o   4pm – 6pm

  • Virtual submissions due by Friday January 14, 2022 and should be emailed to Irica Baurer at ibaurer@cps.edu.
 
 
To schedule an in person and in person virtual audition, sign up using the following form: 
 
For video submission only, sign up using the following form:
 
Should you any questions, contact Irica Baurer at ibaurer@cps.edu

 

 

VISUAL ART

 

Requirement for all Visual ARTS students:

 

Students submit a short (100 words max) essay or letter of interest, or short video, explaining their interest in the selected program, their experience in the art discipline, their academic and artistic goals, and their artistic process

 

Only students who have submitted a complete application and have met the minimum requirements will be granted an interview for admission to Curie’s Visual Arts Department.

 

Students of all abilities may interview for admission into the visual arts program. Curie recognizes the need to provide opportunities for students who have had prior instruction in the visual arts and students who have not had prior training, but demonstrate a strong natural ability and a desire to learn.  

 

Required audition preparation:

 

Students must photograph (well) 5-7 pieces of artwork with accompanying artist statements that represent their artistic interests. All artwork must be created by the student alone and clearly labeled with the student’s name and title of the piece (if titled). Artwork may include, but is not limited to, painting, drawing/sketching, sculpting, photography, and graphic design. 

 

**At least 3 of the submissions must show an observational drawing (draw what you see out your window, create a still-life and draw it, draw someone/something in your home, etc.). 

 

No copies or tracings are allowed; in addition, only two pieces may be in the style of anime or manga. Students may photograph sketchbook pages, but some work should reflect completed artworks.

 

Students who use a sketchbook are strongly encouraged to photograph some pages.

 

Students will submit a maximum 100-word essay explaining the work they have presented and their artistic interests.

 

Important Dates:

  • Thursday November 18, 2021 (In person interview)

o   4pm – 6pm

  • Thursday December 9, 2021 (In person interview)

o   4pm – 6pm

  • Virtual submissions via Google Classroom due by Friday January 14, 2022 complete the following form: 
 
 
Should you have any further questions, please contact Viera Bakova, vbakova@cps.edu.
 
 
 
DANCE
 

Curie’s Dance Department offers an internationally acclaimed dance major for students entering academic grades 9 through 12. Admission to the School’s dance program is by live and virtual auditions for 2022-2023. Applications are open, so we encourage you to start the process!

 

  • Friday January 7, 2022  – Live Audition. No Registration Needed. Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm. Please bring a pen to fill out paperwork and wear clothing that is appropriate to dance in.

We also still have the option of submitting your audition by video if a student cannot attend in-person.

  • Monday, January 10, 2022– Virtual Audition Materials DUE                                                       

Virtual Auditions are to be sent to MAWilson1@cps.edu. Submissions must be clearly marked in the subject line with student’s name, CPS email, CPS identification number and current school they are enrolled in. Applicants will be notified by CPS directly regarding admission status.

We hope you will consider Dance at Curie! Please see the dance page for information.


Should you have any further questions, please contact Melinda Wilson,
MAWilson1@cps.edu or the Registrar at 312. 535.2100.