Student Activities

Performing and Fine Arts

The Performing & Fine Arts Program offers a unique opportunity for students and school performance groups in grades 3-12 to showcase their talents, develop new skills, and utilize their God-given abilities.

 

ACSI Performing & Fine Arts programs go beyond traditional competitions or showcases. Through collaboration with fellow participants, students receive valuable feedback from experienced mentors about teamwork and unity. Rehearsals, performances, and showcases highlight the transformative potential of collective efforts and the impact of shared musical and artistic expressions.
Art Showcase Kit (ACSI members and non-members): Purchase materials and resources to facilitate an in-school program.

Performing Arts (ACSI members only): All Performing Arts Festivals are in-person at various locations.

 

 

Band & Orchestra Festivals

The ACSI Student Leadership & Learning Band/Orchestra Festival is a full-day instrumental program that offers students in grades 3-12 (grades vary by location) an immersive experience designed to encompass presentation, instruction, fellowship, and celebration.

This program brings together talented student musicians from across member schools for an unforgettable celebration of instrumental excellence. Students will have the opportunity to showcase their musical prowess through performances of both original compositions and beloved classics, carefully prepared in advance.

Throughout the day, participants will engage in a variety of enriching activities, including mini-clinics, topical workshops, and sectional rehearsals, tailored to enhance their skills and deepen their understanding of their craft. The festival's highlight is a grand mass rehearsal and concert, where all performers come together to create a symphony of sound that will showcase their God-given ability. The ultimate goal is to foster a love for music, cultivate leadership skills, and develop God-given talents. Each attendee emerges from the festival as a more proficient musician, a more confident leader, and with a deeper appreciation of the gift of music. 


Registration Opens August 5th

 

Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  Band/Orchestra Festival

Performing & Fine Arts

San Lorenzo, CA
  Band/Orchestra Festival

Coming Soon! (34)

Toccoa Falls, GA
Band/Orchestra Festival

Performing & Fine Arts

Bourbonnais, IL
Band/Orchestra Choral Festival

Performing & Fine Arts

Raleigh, NC
Performing & Fine Arts Festival

Performing & Fine Arts

Cedarville, OH
Band/Orchestra & Choral Festival

Performing & Fine Arts

To inquire about being a host site for 2025-26, please email our team at SLL@acsi.org

Choral Festivals

The ACSI Student Leadership & Learning Choral Festival is a full-day musical program crafted to engage students in grades 3-12 (grades vary by location) in an interactive journey of musical discovery, leadership development, and spiritual growth. The festival begins with inspiring presentations that set the stage for the day's events, followed by instructional sessions led by esteemed choral directors and industry experts.

Throughout the day, attendees have the opportunity to participate in mini-clinics where they receive personalized guidance on vocal production, blend, and expression. Topical workshops explore choral-related subjects, from sight-singing to text interpretation, catering to the diverse interests and aspirations of participants.

Students will have the opportunity to showcase their musical abilities through performances of both original compositions and beloved classics, carefully prepared in advance. Guided by experienced section leaders, singers engage in rehearsal experiences where they refine their vocal skills and deepen their understanding of their role within the larger musical group. 

The culmination of the Choral Festival is the mass rehearsal and concert, where all the pieces come together in a beautiful display of God-given talent. Each attendee emerges from the festival as a more proficient musician, a more confident leader, and with a deeper appreciation of the gift of music. 

Musicale is a two-day choral festival for high school students and choir directors. It aims to honor our Lord Jesus Christ by studying and performing religious choral music at an exceptionally high level of excellence. The program promotes collaboration among student musicians from member schools, resulting in an unforgettable celebration.


Registration Opens August 5th

 

Rocklin, CA
Musicale
Choral Festival

Performing & Fine Arts

Plano, TX
Choral Festival               

Coming Soon! (29)

Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Choral Festival               

Performing & Fine Arts

Toccoa Falls, GA
Choral Festival              

Performing & Fine Arts

Bourbonnais, IL
Band/Orchestra Choral Festival

Performing & Fine Arts

Raleigh, NC
Performing & Fine Arts Festival

Performing & Fine Arts

San Lorenzo, CA
Choral Festival              

Coming Soon! (35)

Cedarville, OH
Band/Orchestra & Choral Festival

Performing & Fine Arts

To inquire about being a host site for 2025-26, please email our team at SLL@acsi.org

Worship Arts Festivals

The ACSI Student Leadership & Learning Worship Arts Festival is an immersive experience designed to ignite hearts with a passion for worship. This full-day program for students in grades 6-12 focuses on the distinction of cultivating a heart of worship rather than a performance mentality.

Attendees will participate in a range of activities including presentations, instructional sessions, and fellowship opportunities. The festival provides attendees with the opportunity to enhance their skills, cultivate leadership qualities, and deepen their spiritual walk with Christ.

Throughout the day, students will receive guidance and mentorship from seasoned coaches and workshop leaders who will provide feedback and coaching on vocal and instrumental performance and insights into creating the sound, lighting, and media to go with each set.

Educators are encouraged to collaborate, exploring topics such as developing a worship program, fostering a culture of worship, and providing support for their school's worship initiatives.

The culmination of the Worship Arts Festival will involve all worship teams coming together for a time of praise and worship. 


Registration Opens August 5th

 

Ft. Myers, FL
Worship Arts Festival

Performing & Fine Arts

Bakersfield, CA
  Worship Arts Festival

Coming Soon! (26)

McPherson, KS
Worship Arts Festival

Performing & Fine Arts

To inquire about being a host site for 2025-26, please email our team at SLL@acsi.org

Art Showcase Kit

Art Showcase Kit

Bring the joy and creativity of an art showcase to your school with the Art Showcase Kit. Designed to empower schools to host their own art exhibitions, this comprehensive kit provides everything needed to organize, curate, and celebrate student artwork in a professional and engaging manner. 

The Art Showcase Kit incorporates an annual theme and simplifies the process of organizing a memorable and impactful art event. It showcases your students' talents and fosters a greater appreciation for the arts within your school community.

 

Product Features:

A comprehensive Program Implementation Guide will be provided, encompassing the following components:

  • Annual theme
  • Integration of a Biblical worldview
  • Learning objectives
  • Resources to facilitate the collection, selection, and display of artwork
  • Materials for organizing either single-school and multi-school art festivals
  • Adjudication materials
  • Supplementary resources, including participant and spectator activities, adaptable schedules, event programs, invitation templates, and volunteer role descriptions

 

Sample Learning Objectives:

Your students will

  • grow in knowledge, learn techniques, and sharpen their creativity
  • hone leadership traits through communication and cooperation
  • identify strengths and weaknesses in technique, composition, and other areas for individual improvement
  • learn to set and follow high artistic standards among their peers
  • enhance their presentation skills by preparing and discussing their artwork
  • gain experience in project management by organizing and planning their contributions to the showcase
  • build self-confidence through the public display and recognition of their artwork
  • foster an appreciation for diverse artistic styles and cultural perspectives
  • engage in constructive feedback and critique, promoting a growth mindset
  • collaborate with peers, building teamwork and social skills
  • learn to document their artistic process and reflect on their creative journey
  • understand the importance of aesthetic judgment and develop an eye for detail

 

Buy Now - Coming August 5th

 


One-Act Play

The ACSI One-Act Play Festival is a dynamic two-day experience where theater enthusiasts, aspiring playwrights, and aspiring and seasoned actors come together to experience the power of concise storytelling. The festival is designed to highlight the creativity and innovation of both emerging and established artists, offering a diverse range of genres, styles, and themes. Attendees can expect to be captivated by a variety of performances that might include comedy, drama, mystery, romance, and experimental theater.

Day 1: Workshops and Skill-Building

Start your journey with a series of immersive and interactive workshops designed to hone your theatrical skills and ignite your creative spark:

  • Audition Prep: Learn how to prepare a compelling music piece or monologue for auditions, ensuring you make a lasting impression.
  • Character Development: Create deep, multidimensional characters that resonate with audiences and bring your stories to life.
  • Classical Texts: Dive into understanding and interpreting Shakespeare and other noted playwrights, unlocking the secrets of their timeless works.
  • Stage Combat: Master stage combat techniques under the guidance of seasoned fight directors, ensuring safety and realism in your performances.
  • Technical Theater: Explore the technical aspects of theater, from lighting to sound design, and discover how these elements enhance storytelling.

Day 2: Performances and Education

The excitement continues with a day filled with captivating performances and insightful discussions:

  • One-Act Plays: Enjoy a series of riveting one-act plays, showcasing the talents of emerging and established playwrights and actors.
  • Panel Discussions: Engage in thought-provoking panel discussions featuring industry professionals, who will share their experiences and insights.
  • Networking Opportunities: Network with fellow theater lovers, artists, and professionals, forging connections that could lead to future collaborations.
  • Deepen Your Appreciation: Participate in educational sessions that delve into various aspects of live theater, enriching your understanding and appreciation of this vibrant art form.

Join us for an unforgettable weekend of creativity, learning, and artistic exploration!


Registration Opens August 5th

 

Macon, GA
One Act Play Festival

One Act Play

To inquire about being a host site for 2025-26, please email our team at SLL@acsi.org

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