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The Power of the Arts

Clarkston Community Schools' fine and performing arts programs are designed to provide an environment in which students can pursue interests and skills in a variety of performing and creative arts. Students experience the joy of expressing and appreciating art through a variety of mediums.

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CHS Drama Students

Pursuing Passions Through Self-Expression

Our fine and performing arts courses are designed to function using a spiral curriculum, where skills are introduced in beginning coursework, revisited and refined throughout subsequent grade levels. Through exploration, play, and experiential learning, young artists and musicians are building toward developing skills that have the power to propel them into a career in the arts. Higher level thinking skills spring from personal expression as students pursue their passions and develop their unique talents and artistic crafts.


Michael Lewis, Music Subject Area Coordinator
P: 248.623.3600

Amy Seaman, Theatre Manager
P: 248.623.4026

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Clarkston fine and performing arts programs have an excellent reputation for producing outstanding young musicians and we owe much of that success to the support of our students' families.

  • The Clarkston Schools Instrumental Music Association (CSIMA) provides both moral and financial support to the 6-12 grade instrumental music programs of Clarkston Schools. CSIMA members serve as a resource to the instructional staff of the Clarkston Schools instrumental music programs by volunteering our individual skills and performing the fundraising necessary to enhance the school district’s funding of instrumental music programs. CSIMA meetings are the second month of every Monday of the month from September through May.
  • The Clarkston Choirs Booster Organization (CCBO) was created to support and promote all Clarkston choirs. All Clarkston residents are welcome to attend CCBO meetings, which are held each month (usually on the second Thursday) from August through May.