6685 Poplar Ave. Suite 202
Germantown, TN 38138
Phone: 901-752-7900
Fax: 901-757-6479
Houston High School Visual and Performing Arts Academy
Houston High School Visual and Performing Arts Academy Link
Fine Arts Event Calendar
Fine Arts Teacher Websites

Dogwood Elementary

Webpage

Teacher

Email

Visual Art

Ashley Luyendyk

Ashley.Luyendyk@gmsdk12.org

Music

Peter Simons

Peter.simons@gmsdk12.org

Music

Joe Smith

Joseph.smith@gmsdk12.org

Orchestra

Steven Short

Stephen.Short @gmsdk12.org

Farmington Elementary

Webpage

Teacher

Email

Visual Art

Rebekah Laurenzi

Rebekah.laurenzi@gmsdk12.org

Visual Art

Marci Styer

Marci.styer@gmsdk12.org

Music

Amy Assad

Amy.assad@gmsdk12.org

Music

Joe Smith

Joseph.smith@gmsdk12.org

Orchestra

Long Long Kang

LongLong.kang@gmsdk12.org

Orchestra

Steven Short

Stephen.Short @gmsdk12.org

Riverdale K-8 School

Webpage

Teacher

Email

Visual Art

Melissa Cychowski

Melissa.Cychowski@gmsdk12.org

Visual Art

Erin Sutton

Erin.sutton@gmsdk12.org

Visual Art

Tracy Sammon

Tracy.samons@gmsdk12.org

Band

Brent Hopper

Brent.hopper@gmsdk12.org

Choir

Katherine Caudle

Katherine.Caudle@gmsdk12.org

Orchestra

Steven Short

Stephen.Short @gmsdk12.org

Houston Middle School

Webpage

Teacher

Email

Visual Art

Hanna Wroblewski

Hanna.Wroblewski@gmsdk12.org

Visual Art

Robyn Nickell

Robyn.nickell@gmsdk12.org

 

Hillary Higginbotham

Hillary.Higginbotham@gmsdk12.org

Music/Choir

Zach Alverson

Zach.alverson@gmsdk12.org

Orchestra

Long Long Kang

LongLong.Kang@gmsdk12.org

Band

Spencer Nesvick

Spencer Nesvick@gmsdk12.org

Houston High School

Webpage

Teacher

Email

Theater

Kell Gary

Kell.Gary@gmsdk12.org

Media

John “Drew” Hamilton

John.hamilton@gmsdk12.org

Orchestra

Long Long Kang

LongLong.Kang@gmsdk12.org

Visual Art

Amanda Schulter

Amanda.schulter@gmsdk12.org

Choir

William Rayburn

William.rayburn@gmsdk12.org

Assistant Band Director

Della Coleman

Della.Coleman@gmsdk12.org

Visual Art

Bobby Spillman

Bobby.spillman@gmsdk12.org

Band Director

Matthew Taylor

Matthew.taylor@gmsdk12.org

Dr. Theodore Fuller - Fine Arts Consulting Teacher
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Not-just-your-garden-variety Band Concert on Thursday
As The Houston Band transitions from marching into their festival season, they are using their spring Pre-Festival Concert to do good works in the community by opening their show to a neighboring high school AND to students with disabilities. 
Alumni Highlights: Elliott Heck stars in new CMT series, "Sun Records"
Elliott Heck graduated in 2015 from Houston High School. Soon after graduating, Elliott landed an audition for Sun Records through his agency Colors.  
HHS Color Guard and Drumline host Paint Night
As an Art and Soul artist provides step by step instructions, you each paint half of Love in Memphis or individual painters paint the whole scene.  This fun painting is easy ans brings out the artist in everyone! 
Casting Call! My Teacher Has Superpowers
The Germantown Municipal School District Communications Department is partnering with Germantown Municipal Television (based out of the Houston High School’s studio) to produce a short film called My Teacher Has Superpowers. We are seeking 16-20 students grades K-12.
 
Germantown's Got Talent..and a chance to raise money for our fine arts programs
Germantown Municipal Schools are proud to partner with the Germantown Kiwanis Club and the Germantown Education Foundation to present Germantown’s Got Talent this spring.  Our schools have an opportunity to help the cause and raise some money for our fine arts programs in two ways. 
HHS Choirs hosting English composer Will Todd in a residency
The Houston High School Choirs of Germantown, TN will be hosted English composer and conductor, Will Todd, in a brief residency on January 23 and 24, 2017. The residency included a choral reading session for middle and high school choral directors as well as local church musicians on Monday evening at HHS.  
A staggering 24 students from HHS were selected for the All-State Choir
Congratulations to the 18 outstanding GMSD musicians who were selected for the TN State Honor Choir. Comparatively, HHS had the most students selected for the choir in our region. Including alternates, HHS placed 24 students in the choir.  
Join us for a unique Snowman Painting Party
On Tuesday December 13th, the art teachers at Riverdale will host a unique holiday event aimed at the larger community. The party fee includes all materials and some top notch instruction. Plus, your money will directly benefit their art program. 
39 GMSD Orchestra students selected for All-West
Congratulations to Dr. Long Long Kang and Stephen Short for a strong showing at this year's competitive All-West auditions. 
Art in the Airport: Two Houston students are honored
Two Houston High School students, Krista Lebovitz and Ellen Suchomel, were selected out of over 200 entries to create a 4x3 foot canvas with the theme "Memphis music, sights and sounds." 
Two Houston High teachers are hitting all the right notes
Jason Middlekauff and Candace Plaisance teach by day, but are artists by night.  
River Arts Fest Grant put to good use at Riverdale
Riverdale Elementary uses a grant awarded from the River Arts Fest to add ceramic flowers and art to their greenspace around the school. 
Student Spotlight: Billy Elliot opens this week, featuring a GMSD student
Katy Cotten, a 7th grader at Houston Middle School, makes the leap to professional theater this month in Billy Elliot.   
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