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We are proud to announce that our Executive Director, Dr. Rosilee Russell has been appointed to the state’s Advisory Council for the Education of Gifted and Talented Children!

Check out the article here!


The UAFS Academy of the Arts is a premier center for the visual and performing arts, serving some 700 students from 22 school districts and 75 schools each year.  Classes in music, theatre, dance, and art, as well as private music lessons are available for enrollees from preschool through high school.  Established in 2006, the Academy begins its ninth year with a professional faculty of 30.  Activities abound every day after school and on weekends at the Academy.  Our highly trained faculty works with each student to develop artistic and social skills, instill self-esteem and encourage self-expression.  Special highlights of the Academy experience include master classes with guest artists, opportunities to perform and tour, tickets to performances and productions, and, at the end of it all, a university transcript.  The UAFS Academy of the Arts is pleased to present ON STAGE - a series that brings a variety of performances to you and includes both professional artists as well as young performers from the Academy.  The series is a beautiful mix of choral, orchestral, and theatrical productions.  This season's line-up of great family entertainment is fantastic!








The Academy is pleased to offer a wide variety of programs:


Academy Kidz

Grades 1-2

Academy Playerz

Grades 3-6

Academy A Cappella

Grades 7-12

Art Classes

Grades 1-4 & 3-6

Drums Alive

Grades 4-6


Ages 0-2, 3-5, &1-4

Show Choir Kidz

Grades 3-6

Private Instruction

Age 5-Adult

Xtreme Teenz

Grades 7-12

Youth Symphony Orchestra

Grades 4-8, Grades 3-7, & Grades 9-Age 25

We hope you will join us for a fantastic year in the arts!