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Curriculum Specialist
Mrs. Kimberly Hirschmann

Administrative Secretary
Mrs. Renee V. Rosa

FCPS Secondary Visual & Performing Arts

The Frederick County Public School’s Visual and Performing Arts department is committed to nurturing the whole child through a rigorous, standards-based curriculum delivered by first class educators. Our teachers are dedicated to challenging students to find real world connections and remain life-long participants in the Arts. Through a differentiated and creative approach to instruction infused with technology, each teacher and student has access to an Arts education which fosters artistic literacy, creativity, and self-expression. Our teachers demonstrate a standard of excellence through professional growth, artistic passion, and a spirit of embracing innovation and change.

All FCPS fine arts courses utilize the National Core Arts and Maryland Fine Arts Standards, which incorporate four artistic processes:

  • Create
  • Perform/Present/Produce
  • Respond
  • Connect 

The secondary Office of Visual & Performing arts coordinates the following county-wide programs as extension to our curricula:

  • All-County Marching Band Showase
  • High School All-County Band, Choir, and Orchestra
  • Middle School All-County Band, Choir, and Orchestra
  • Middle School and High School Solo & Ensemble Festival
  • Youth Art Month at The Delaplaine
  • High School Drama Festival
  • High School All-County Jazz Band Festival
  • High School All-County Dance Festival

Additionally, Frederick County student artwork is featured annually in the following exciting exhibition spaces: Maryland First Lady’s Gallery, Maryland’s Treasury Exhibit, Baltimore Street Gallery, Maryland State Arts Council, and in the MSDE HQ’s Board Room.


See sidebar to the right for event categories.

Questions?  Need Help?  Contact the Secondary VPA Office:  301-644-5161