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Last Updated: 11/3/2021 9:35 PM

Department Mission

  • Provide for the development of artistically, academically, and technologically gifted students.
  • Provide a rich blend of intellectual and aesthetic experiences in specially equipped classrooms, laboratories and studios.
  • Students will participate in apprenticeships, internships and mentorship experiences with practicing professionals in a variety of fields in the arts and technology.
  • Create a unique learning community, the school uses both the arts and technologies as vehicles for exploration, expression and creative problem solving.

Department Goals:

  • The curriculum is balanced and includes music, dance, drama/theater, creative writing, visual media, and technical arts.
  • The curriculum is skilled based, sequential, multicultural, interdisciplinary and rigorous.
  • The school is student-centered and guarantees access, equity success for all students while maintaining differentiated level of instruction for students with talent and motivation.

Department Achievements:

  • The ARGS Orchestra consistently earns Superior ratings at VBODA District 3 Orchestra Assessments
  • The ARGS Concert Choir and Treble Ensemble consistently earn Excellent to Superior ratings at the District 3 Choral Assessments
  • Pieces of the Puzzle, the advanced Jazz Essemble placed in the top three bands at Berklee College Jazz Festival, including two vocalist ranked in the top ten nationally
  • ARGS choral students consistently earn placements in VCDA District Choirs, and ALL-VA Chorus
  • ARGS instrumental students consistently place in Central Regional Orchestra, District Band, and All-VA Band
  • ARGS Music Department provides cultural outreach to several community partners in the Tri-Cities Area
  • ARGS Music students consistently win scholarships in the Omega Phi Psi annual Talent Hunt

Orchestra, Music Theory, Music History, Jazz Band, Piano for Non-Majors

Music Recording Tech I, II, III, Concert Band I, II, III, IV, Jazz Band

Margaret Storti (Dept. Chair)

Piano (non-majors), Applied Voice I, II, III, Piano Masters I, II, III, IV, Concert Choir I, II, III, IV, Advanced Treble Ensemble