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Fine Arts Week 2021

MAR 08

ELEMENTARY ART & MUSIC 

Select students will spend the day in virtual music and art workshops that will culminate as a video performance and will be posted to the RPS 205 website on March 8th, 2021.

MAR 09

BAND & ORCHESTRA

High school orchestra students will spend the day in workshops and rehearsals under the direction of guest clinicians. 

MAR 10

CHOIR

High school choir students will spend the day in a virtual masterclass under the direction of guest clinician and composer Jake Runestad. A video of the performance will be posted on the RPS 205 website on March 10th, 2021.

MAR 11

THEATRE 

High school and middle school theatre students will spend the day in virtual theatre workshops under the direction of local theatre professionals. A video of the event will be posted on the RPS 205 website on March 11th, 2021. 

MAR 12

Art & Graphic ART

High school art students will spend the day in virtual art workshops under the direction of guest clinicians. A virtual video “gallery” will display student artwork from RPS 205 high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools. | High school graphic arts Seniors will spend the day in virtual art workshops under the direction of guest clinicians. The day will be concluded by the clinicians judging the student work, and the winners will be announced. Videos of the events will be posted to the RPS 205 website on March 12th, 2021.

MAR 12

Hall of Fame

The 2021 Fine Arts Hall of Fame will be conducted as a virtual event. The awards video will be posted to the RPS 205 website on March 12th, 2021.


 

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Hall of Fame

2021 Fine Arts Hall of Fame Nomination

The Rockford Public Schools Fine Arts Hall of Fame is a district-wide event that highlights 4-5 individuals or groups per year. This awards ceremony began in 2016 as a way to celebrate the past and current successes of the fine arts in District 205. Nominations are accepted from the community, and a panel of voters makes the final selections based on the information in the submissions.

The nominating criteria are that the individual/group be a former Rockford Public Schools student(s) who went on to achieve tremendous success in his/her arts field, or an educator or advocate who has made a valuable impact on the arts. The nominations are not limited to individuals as the committee will also accept productions or ensembles that performed or demonstrated their skills as a group. Nominations that are not chosen for this year will be reconsidered in subsequent years. Nominators are encouraged to keep nominating their choices every year.

2020 Fine Arts Hall of Fame Inductees

Headshot of Dorothy Paige-Turner

Dorothy
Paige-Turner

Educator

Photo of Mario Panagiotopoulos

Mario
Panagiotopoulos

Visual Arts

Headshot of Lisa Frost

Lisa
Frost

Visual Arts

Photo of the group Los Primos Cardenas

"Los Primos Cardenas"
Group Performance

To nominate someone for the 2021 awards, please fill out the nomination form on this page no later than October 15, 2020.

Hall of Fame Nomination Form

This year’s award winners will be announced and notified in November, 2020, with ticket information available starting in January, 2021. Please contact jessica.doering@rps205.com with further questions.