Fine Arts Week 2021
ELEMENTARY ART & MUSIC
4th grade music students will spend the day in a virtual music workshop led by NIU Music Staff. 5th grade art students will participate in an animation workshop led by New Genres Art Space. A culminating video of all of the All City events will be posted to the RPS 205 website by the end of March, 2021.
BAND & ORCHESTRA
Select high school orchestra and band students will spend the day in workshops and rehearsals under the direction of guest clinician Kate Salfelder. A culminating video of all of the All City events will be posted to the RPS 205 website by the end of March, 2021.
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.
High school and middle school theatre students will spend the day in virtual theatre workshops under the direction of local theatre professionals. A culminating video of all of the All City events will be posted to the RPS 205 website by the end of March, 2021.
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.
A culminating video of all of the All City events will be posted to the RPS 205 website by the end of March, 2021.
Hall of Fame
The 2021 Fine Arts Hall of Fame will be conducted as a virtual event. Inductees will be announced in November, and the awards video will be posted to the RPS 205 website on March 12th, 2021.
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.
"Los Primos Cardenas"
To nominate someone for the 2022 awards, please fill out the nomination form on this page no later than October 31, 2021.
This year’s award winners will be announced and notified in November, 2021, with event information available starting in January, 2022. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with further questions.