Arts

The fine arts program at GCA allows students to explore the fundamental elements of visual and performing arts. We offer a variety of electives including art, band, choir, dramatic arts, and worship arts. Many of these electives are offered on the lower, middle, and upper school levels so that a child may begin to grow and develop their God-given gifts and talents as young as kindergarten.

For an in-depth list of electives and opportunities for students please see the division specific pages.

Annual Night of the Arts

The annual Night of the Arts at Grace Christian Academy is an evening devoted to celebration of the outstanding fine arts programs at Grace Christian Academy.  As students perform in the areas of theater, music, and band, families also enjoy a school-wide display of artwork, photography, digital design, sculpture, and more.

Due to the distance learning format, the 2020 Night of the Arts was held as a virtual celebration and artwork evaluated and awarded by an independent judge.  Enjoy this virtual celebration of the fine arts at GCA!

GCA Fine Arts in the News

GCA Students Named Finalists in 2022 ACE Awards

Congratulations to these GCA students who were named as finalists in the 2022 ACE Awards Online Singing Competition! Senior Avery Arwood is a finalist in the "Best Open Singing" category; 4th grader Macy Shoemaker and 8th grader Abigail Seaman are finalists in the "Best Rising Star" category.

You can vote for them beginning tonight, May 2 at 7pm when their videos are posted online at www.aceknox.com through May 7. A panel of judges will also review and score the final videos. We're so proud of all of you!

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GCA MS Choir Receives Superior Rating

A big congratulations to the GCA Middle School Choir who scored a SUPERIOR rating and second place in the "Music in the Parks Choral Festival", hosted by Dollywood on Saturday, April 30. We're so proud of this talented group and their director, Mrs. Melissa Porier!

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GCA MS Theatre Department Presents "Charlotte's Web"

Mark your calendar for the GCA MS Theatre Department's presentation of the beloved childhood classic, "Charlotte's Web"! With two performances on Friday, May 13, at 12:30pm and 7pm, you'll delight in the talents of GCA Middle School students as they share this engaging story onstage.

See you there!

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GCA Choral Groups Receive Highest Ranking

Congratulations to the US Ensemble who just returned from competition in the 2022 Williamsburg World Strides Choral Festival. All three GCA choral groups received Superior (GOLD) ratings and had the highest scores for the 1A division, a clean sweep!

Congratulations to the GCA Ensemble and Director, Mrs. Melissa Porier!

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2021 GCA Storytelling Festival Delights Audience

The GCA Storytelling Festival was back for 2021 and yet another resounding success! Third through sixth grade students competed for a panel of highly respected and local celebrity judges from WVLT and UTK as they shared stories of action and adventure.  We're so proud of all our students for their hard work and preparation for this exciting competition.

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GCA Students Reach Finals in ACE Awards

Congratulations to GCA students, Hannah Johnson and Phillip Taylor, who reached the finals of the high school division in the ACE Singing Awards (formerly Bijou Awards). GCA 8th-grader, Sophia Newton, was also awarded as a "Rising Star" in the category for 8th grade and younger.

We're so proud of you!

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Grace Baptist Church Performing Arts Center

The Grace Performing Arts Center (GPAC) provides quality instruction in the arts for students of all ages. Our focus is to honor the Lord as we strive for a high level of performance using the gifts He has given. Alongside our goal of developing artistic skills in our students, it is our goal to help students understand how they can use those gifts for the greater glory of God. GPAC teachers provide instruction throughout  the school calendar year, with some private lessons offered throughout the summer. https://www.gracebc.org/gpac/