Fine Arts News

Don't miss the Concert Choir Talent Show this Saturday night, May 4th at Lawndale Baptist Church!  Show begins at 7:00pm.  
$5 at the door!

Fun for all ages!

Teacher Website Links

Elizabeth Welch (Art)
Bob Faub (Band)
Allison Twigg (Choir)
Ethan Roberts (Drama)
Matt Hulsman (Photography)

The Fine Arts teachers have webpages that are under development.  Please check back from time to time to see any updates they may have.  If your fine arts teacher (art, band, choir, drama) directs you to his/her web page, here are some easy links you can bookmark on your computer:

Caldwell Academy

May 13-17

posted May 13, 2013, 9:56 AM by Allison Twigg

Grand Finale!

The Grand Finale of Events!

Congratulations to the band and choirs on outstanding performances last week in their spring concerts.  We had great crowds for two evenings of great music.  Thanks to all who came out to support the music department last week.

As we near the end of the year there are a few more important things on the horizon before the final curtain closes on the 2012-2013 school year in fine arts. 

Mark your calendars:

MAY 20 AND 21
All people auditioning must be at both audition days 
and plan to stay until 5:30.  If we finish early, you are 
free to go, but not until the "all-clear" has 
been given each day.
Applications will be available in the D/R office and online.
You can also find them on our FA webpage 
below under "files". 

Any student who would like to be considered for the Honors Advanced Art class receiving honors credit must fill out an application and be approved.  Space is limited.  Applications are available in the D/R office and also here on our website.  All applicants must return their application to Mrs. Welch.


The Caldwell Concert Choir and Caldwell Singers will perform for the 2013 Graduation ceremonies on Saturday, May 25.  This is a mandatory performance.  Work schedules must be arranged around graduation.  

12:15-1:30 at Lawndale

This is a study day for 9th-11th graders and there is no school.  All choir members are expected to attend the mandatory rehearsal that afternoon.  Since there is no school that day for Rhetoric students, you will need to provide your own transportation to Lawndale.  Please make arrangements to get to Lawndale at 12:15 and we will be finished by 1:30.  Please let Mrs. Twigg know of any issues.

10:00 A.M.
The ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. and is usually over by noon.  All choir students are to report by 9:30 a.m. for warm up in the Lawndale Chapel.  This will all be rehearsed and shown to you at the Friday afternoon rehearsal.
Choir uniforms for all choir students.  
Seniors:  cap and gown


DVD Order Form

posted Apr 29, 2013, 12:21 PM by Bill Bishop

If you would like a DVD of The Diary of Anne Frank please complete the DVD Order Form.  Also be sure to specify which night/cast you would like.  Cast A was Friday night, Cast 1 was Saturday night.  Both DVD's include the Senior Recognition.

April 23-27

posted Apr 22, 2013, 5:55 AM by Allison Twigg   [ updated Apr 22, 2013, 6:13 AM ]

Friends of the Arts

Friends of the Arts

The Friends of the Arts (FOtA) booster organization has been hard at work over the last several months.  As promised, the FOtA Membership Benefit Drawing was held at the K-12 Art Fair on April 9th for tickets to The Diary of Anne Frank.  
Stacey Fjellman
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Toth
The next FOtA Membership Benefit Drawing will be held at the Rhetoric Concert Choir Talent Show on May 4th at Lawndale Baptist Church.  

Friends of the Arts would like to thank the following businesses for allowing us to publicize the upcoming drama in their stores:
The next time you stop in to the above locations, please thank them for supporting Caldwell Academy Fine Arts!


Concert Choir 
Talent Show
Saturday, May 4
7:00 pm
Lawndale Baptist Church

Fun for ALL AGES!
Bring the family and friends!

Art Show and Spring Drama

The Diary of Anne Frank
Spring Art Show

This Week!
April 25-27
Tickets on sale now!
Don't delay!
Upper school art work will be on display in gallery style as you enter the gym.  You won't want to miss another opportunity to experience Fine Arts at Caldwell!

The cast of The Diary of Anne Frank opened their show to a sold out crowd at Peculiar People downtown last Friday evening.  Thank you to all who came out from the Caldwell community to support the students and the Peculiar People organization.

Week of April 14-20

posted Apr 15, 2013, 7:06 AM by Allison Twigg   [ updated Apr 15, 2013, 8:11 AM ]

Caldwell Art Fair 2013

The Friends of the Arts would like to thank all who came out to support the Art Fair this year.  It was a beautiful evening.  We would also like to thank High 
Point Bank for their sponsorship and support of Caldwell Fine Arts.


Coming to a stage near you!

Tickets on sale NOW in Founders Hall for

The Diary of Anne Frank.

All advance tickets are 

$7 for adults and 

$5 for students.  

All tickets $10 at the door.

April 25-27



Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Saturday matinee

All shows will be performed in the 

Caldwell gymnasium.

April 8-12

posted Apr 8, 2013, 7:21 AM by Allison Twigg   [ updated Apr 8, 2013, 7:22 AM ]

~*~*~*~*SPRING INTO THE ARTS*~*~*~*~
In this issue...
Spring Art Fair
Caldwell for the City
Special Drama Help Needed

Support the Arts at Chick-fil-A!

This Thursday, April 11th
Chick-fil-a Brassfield

With all that is going on this week, 
why not take a break and come on out to 
Chick-fil-a for supper? 
See you there!

Visual Arts

Spring Art Fair
Sponsored by our friends at High Point Bank
Tuesday, April 9
Caldwell Gymnasium

Special performance by the Jazz Band 5:00-6:00


Reaching Out
Caldwell for the City

The Caldwell Fine Arts Department will present The Diary of Anne Frank the weekend of April 25-27.  In addition to the regular showings the cast and crew will also be giving a special performance for the greater Greensboro community.  In their efforts to reach out and make our city a better place to live, Caldwell Academy Drama Department is sponsoring "Caldwell for the City." The Caldwell Drama Department is bringing their stage play to Elm Street!! Come to 614 S. Elm St. and enjoy a wonderful meal and a riveting production of The Diary of Anne Frank.  A meal will be provided for this event that will be sure to please!

Tickets are $20, which includes the meal and the show! All proceeds from "Caldwell for the City" will go to the nonprofit City 616 (Peculiar People) and their vision of creating a community hub for the city as well as drama training for the under-served in our city. So not only will you be treated to great food and a wonderful show but you will also be helping this extraordinary organization in their endeavor to bring greater community to Greensboro.

April 25-27
All shows at 7:00pm with a Saturday matinee at 2:00pm.  
All advance tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children and students.  
All seats purchased at the door will be $10.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, April 10 in Founders Hall main office.  

Special Note:
This show is has a double cast.  If you desire to see a particular performer, please inquire as the dates of their performances.

We Need Your Help!
This Friday and Saturday, April 12th and 13th, set building will begin for the upcoming spring Rhetoric production of The Diary of Anne Frank!   Mark Weaver will be coordinating this project and is asking for volunteers to help build the set on Friday, April 12th from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM and/or on Saturday, April 13th from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Building will be done in the Founders Hall gymnasium.

If you are available for all or only a portion of the time, please contact Mark Weaver at 336-337-9077.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call Mark or email him at

March 25-29

posted Mar 25, 2013, 6:46 AM by Allison Twigg   [ updated Mar 25, 2013, 8:29 AM ]

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Art Students Honor Grandparents

The Rhetoric (High School) Advanced Art students designed greeting cards for our grandparents for Grandparents' Day 2013.  Each grandparent in attendance received one of the reproductions as a special gift.  


Christina Talavera

Annie Shelmerdine

Hallie Austin

Madeline Fluharty

Jamie Waynick


The Drama Department is in need of a few items for the upcoming production of The Diary of Anne Frank.  If you have any of the following items that you would be willing to lend or donate we would appreciate your help.  
Please contact Ethan Roberts 
if you have any of the following:

 * old suitcases 

* Mp3 or CD player that looks 
like an old time radio 
(early 1940's)


Rhetoric Concert Choir (High School) talent show auditions are March 25-29.  This year's theme is BROADWAY!  The talent show will be Saturday, May 4th at 7:00pm.  We will be performing the talent show at Lawndale Baptist Church. Save the date!

A representative from 
North Carolina State University College of Design will be on campus, in the D/R art room, Tuesday, March 26, at 8:30 a.m.  All Rhetoric students interested in learning more about what NCSU offers in art and design, architecture, graphic design, and industrial design, please plan to attend. 

School-wide Art Fair, Tuesday, April 9th from 4:00-7:30 in the gym.  Come join us for this unique experience.  All art students, grades K-12, will have their work on display and for purchase by family members.  All pieces are matted and framed.  This community-wide event is being sponsored by High Point Bank. 
Tickets for the Rhetoric drama, The Diary of Anne Frank, will go on sale Wednesday, April 10th in Founders' Hall main office.  

The Diary of Anne Frank will be presented at Caldwell April 25-27.  There will be a 7:00 pm show each evening and an additional matinee performance on Saturday, April 27 at 2:00 pm.  Advanced tickets are $7 (adults) and $5 (students and children).  

The Concert Choir invites the entire Caldwell community and friends to its BROADWAY Talent Show!  Join us at Lawndale Baptist Church on Saturday, May 4th.  The show begins at 7:00 pm and will be fun for the whole family.  

Spring Concerts for Band and Choir are also approaching.  The Dialectic and Rhetoric Bands (and Grammar Choir)  will perform its spring concert on Tuesday, May 7th at Caldwell.   The Dialectic and Rhetoric choirs will perform their spring concert on Thursday, May 9th at The Carolina Theater.  

Don't forget that the Rhetoric Concert Choir and Caldwell Singers will be performing for the 2013 Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, May 25.  All members are expected to participate.  

March 18, 2013

posted Mar 18, 2013, 8:51 AM by Allison Twigg   [ updated Mar 18, 2013, 11:06 AM ]

Fine Arts Department Helps to Honor Grandparents

On Friday, March 15, Caldwell had an incredible turn out for our annual Grandparents' Day celebration.  The Fine Arts Department has always played an important part in the programs of our school.  If you missed this program we have provided a link below for your convenience.   We hope you will take a few minutes to watch our Grammar Choir, 7/8 Grade Band, and Caldwell Singers perform a variety of pieces to entertain our grandparents. 

We would also like to thank and recognize our Rhetoric Advanced Arts students who created the beautiful artwork used to make note cards for our grandparents as a special gift.  


ACSI Solo/Ensemble

The following students attended the 
Solo and Ensemble portion of the ACSI Music Festival along with our choirs.  This portion of the day allows students to sing individually and be adjudicated by an experienced private vocal instructor. Each student receives a recording of their performance that includes comments from the judge.  This is valuable feedback for the aspiring soloist and vocal student.  This year we had fifteen students in Dialectic and Rhetoric participate in this portion of the festival and it was the first year for our Dialectic students to participate.   Congratulations to the following students:

(from left to right)
Josh Thompson and Will Scarbrough, 
duet - Superior
Taylor Belk, solo - Superior
Stacey Romig, solo - Excellent
Madeleine Harris and Jonathan Bell, 
duet - Superior
John Robinson, solo - Superior

(from left to right)
Estelle Avbuere - Superior
Brooke LaMachio - Superior
Martha Upper - Superior
Jessie Kroenke (not pictured) - Superior

Don't miss this!

Spring Art Fair

 April 9th

4:30-7:30 pm

Caldwell Gymnasium

For the first time ever, all K-12 art students will have one piece of original artwork framed and matted on display in the gym for an evening focused on celebrating our student artists. The framed artwork by students (as well as Caldwell's grammar teachers) will be available for purchase for $31.97.  Proceeds will benefit the CA Fine Arts Dept.  The Rhetoric Jazz Band will provide special music for the event.  Make plans to come by and browse the gallery and spend a fun-filled evening as a community who loves the arts and celebrates the talents and skills of our students.

On that note...

Our high school students are deep in rehearsals for our spring drama, The Diary of Anne Frank.  The cast of Anne Frank was honored to have Mr. Chris Hodgkins come and speak to the cast this past Thursday night.  Mr. Hodgkins, a professor at UNCG, spoke to the students about anti-semitism.  The students were very moved by his teaching. Mr. Hodgkins wrote an email to Mr. Roberts after he spoke in which he said:  

I myself was moved by preparing to speak--particularly by the famous picture of Anne Frank, taken the same year as a similar picture of my mother, who was about the same age. Mom was Italian, and looked like she could have been Anne's sister. If Anne Frank had lived to marry and be a mother, her children would be my age. And she went to a Montessori school, like the one down the road from Caldwell. These terrible things happened not long ago, in the most technologically advanced and "scientific" countries on earth. I hope that the students will remember that--and remember that our neighbor is valuable not mainly because he is useful to us or to society, but because he is made in the image of God.  

This week the students will travel to Fayettville to view the traveling Anne Frank exhibit and tour a related exhibit on Nazi propaganda.  Please pray for us as we continue to work through this difficult material.  

Special note of interest:
The Fayetteville Arts Council has contacted a local Fayetteville news station to come and interview our students about the experience of working on this drama depicting a significant time in history.  We are the first school group to tour the exhibit.  I believe Caldwell should be proud that we are taking a group of students to this important exhibit to experience more deeply the Holocaust and its direct affect on the Frank family.  It is my hope that other schools will take advantage of this historical exhibit.  The next closest stop for this traveling exhibit is New York City.  

Concert Opportunity

Doctoral Recital
given by
Mr. Robert Faub
Thursday, March 28
7:30 pm
UNCG Music School
Recital Hall

March 11, 2013

posted Mar 11, 2013, 7:59 AM by Allison Twigg

Association of Christian Schools International


Congratulations Caldwell Choirs
for earning 
ratings at the annual
ACSI Southeast Music Festival

We would also like to congratulate and recognize the following students for their outstanding achievement in individual solo and duet events at the festival:

Excellent - 
Stacy Romig

Superior -  
Estelle Avbuere
Taylor Belk
Jonathan Bell
Madeleine Harris
Jessie Kroenke
Brooke LaMachio
John Robinson
Will Scarbrough
Josh Thompson
Martha Upper

These students represented Caldwell 
in a tremendous way!


Art Corner


Caldwell has been invited to participate in the 2013 Congressional Arts Competition.  Several strong artists in the Rhetoric Advanced Art class are working on projects to submit.  We will post pictures of our entries when they are available.  


Arts students and other interested students are invited to submit a design for the logo of the Backyard Bash t-shirt.  Our Backyard Bash will be in May.  The winning design will be the design for the t-shirts worn by students to advertise the bash. We will provide a photo of the winning design when it is chosen.  This contest is for grades 6-12.  

Poster Design 

Rhetoric arts students are invited to design posters for Mr. Faub's doctoral recital.  The poster will be displayed around the UNCG campus, Caldwell Academy, and other public locations.  

Drama Rehearsals

Drama Rehearsal 
schedule will displayed on the Fine Arts calendar at the top of the page.  Check back frequently for any changes or updates.  

Friends of the Arts

Friends of the Arts
welcomes new member,
Alicia Kay

On that note...

What's the big deal?

This is hopefully the first of many posts to come on ways that we as a community can support our students in concerts and beyond.  I would love to start with a very important topic:  audience etiquette.

Adults (parents and teachers alike) do a great job of educating our kids on how to behave in public.  We work hard to teach our children proper manners from the time they are able to walk and talk.  I remember as a child learning to sit in church and be very still and quiet.  I am very grateful to my parents and other adults who helped me learn this important lesson.  I was expected to use the restroom before the service started so I wouldn't disturb others by getting up and leaving and returning in the middle of the sermon.  I may have been too young to really understand the sermon, but I was learning valuable lessons about how to worship and behave so I did not distract others from their worship.  

Our society is on a roller coaster ride through the land of technology.  We have sights and sounds available to us with the click of a button or touch of a finger.  If we need to stop listening, we can pause and come back later. DVR on our televisions and DVD pause buttons allow us to come and go when a need arises or we think we are bored.  Our minds are lacking discipline. We have trouble focusing for any extended period of time without a commercial break.  Live concerts and events are still available to us, but it is obvious that we often treat the live performer much like an iPod.  Take the church worship prelude for example.  A musician prepares a piece of music specifically for a prelude.  This piece will often have special relationship to the sermon or theme of the day's worship.  It may be an instrumental arrangement of a familiar song in which the lyrics have special meaning for worship.  It could also be an instrumental piece that aids in "calling" you to worship by enabling you to focus your mind on the God.  Take notice what happens in your own churches during the prelude time.  If your church is like most, people use the prelude as a time to talk and fellowship.  I love to fellowship and find that I enjoy that during my Bible study hour or before the service outside the sanctuary or worship center.  As the musician plays the prelude, people talk over the "noise".  I even heard someone remark once, "I sure wish that man would play softer because I can't hear what you are saying!"  The louder the musician played, the louder the people talked.  

Leopold Stokowski, conductor and arranger, reprimanded a talkative audience with the following word picture:

"A painter paints his pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence. We provide the music, 

and you provide the silence." 

So what is the big deal?  Does it really matter that we talk loudly and fellowship during the worship prelude, go in and out of the concert venue at any time, talk during the performance, leave as soon as our student is finished performing because we want or need to get home early, text, check e-mail, or (heaven forbid) sleep?  Yes.  Yes it does.  We owe it to the performers to give them our attention for the short time we are together.  Church musicians and public performers have worked hard to give us something of themselves.  We should set the example of proper audience etiquette.  We should take time to breathe.  We should take time to sit and receive what the performer has prepared to offer.....from the first note of the introduction to the moment of silence hanging in the air at the end.  Then, and only then, will we experience the beauty around us.  

Tooting His Horn

We are tooting MR. FAUB'S horn
since he would never do it himself!

You are invited to attend the 
Doctoral saxophone recital of 
Mr. Robert Faub 
Thursday, March 28
We encourage band families and any other Caldwell families to attend.  

February 25, 2013

posted Feb 25, 2013, 5:25 AM by Allison Twigg

Drama Schedule

Rehearsal Schedule
The Diary of Anne Frank
This Week

Monday (2/25)
All Cast Read-through

Tuesday (2/26)
All Cast Detail Rehearsal

New York Week Details

New York Week

Tuesday, February 26
Chaperone Meeting 7:00am
Choir Room

Thursday, February 28
Arrive at Caldwell at 4:00am
Load buses, take roll
Depart 4:30am

Monday, March 4
Arrive back to Caldwell by bus
Approximately 6:00
(dependent on traffic and flight)

Art Happenings

Art Fair
April 9

On April 9th we will be hosting a K-12 school-wide art fair featuring the work of all art students.  Our gymnasium will take the form of an art gallery, complete with framed and matted works by our Caldwell students.  All pieces will be available for purchase by family members.  The frames are made for ease of changing art work out as you have new pieces to highlight in your home or office.  

Students in all D/R art classes will begin working on these projects this quarter.  

February 19, 2013

posted Feb 19, 2013, 12:51 PM by Allison Twigg

Busy Week!


We have 30 additional tickets available through Thursday at 3:00pm.  You may purchase these tickets in the Founders Hall office.

One thing students and parents love about Caldwell Academy is our K-12 community.  We love seeing families of all ages and stages come together to support our dramas and enjoy an evening of FINE artistic expression!  If you haven't gotten your tickets, you may risk missing this classic story.  Shows sold out before Winter Break.  After the set was put in place, we are able to seat a few more people than we originally thought.   Get your tickets today in Founders Hall main office.

$7 Adults
$5 Children and Students

Feb 21, 22, 23 7:00 pm
Feb 23 Matinee 2:00 pm

Meal Deal
at the concession stand
Saturday Night Only!
Pizza, candy and a drink - $3.00
Also Saturday night only, the cast will be available during this time for a special 
at 6:30 pm in the gym.  

Special Chaperone Meeting

Tuesday, February 26
Yes, that is A.M.!  
Choir Room
All chaperones are highly encouraged to attend this meeting.  Important information will be given out in regards to responsibilities and itinerary.  Please be on time so we will have time to cover everything before school begins and you are off to your daily responsibilities.  

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