The Beauty Within Fine Arts Campaign
“Our current building is in great need of renovation and additional space. We have outgrown the art room, and while our dance program has developed, our lack of a dance studio means that our students move from the theater stage to the gym to the hallways whenever a space conflict occurs.” Amie Pike, Fine Arts Department Chair
The Beauty Within is St. Cecilia Academy’s $4.2 million capital campaign that will expand and enhance our fine arts facilities with two new art classrooms, gallery space and dance studio as well as significant renovations for our music and drama programs.
Our plans for a new fine arts wing include 9,500 square feet of new construction and 5,900 square feet of renovations to the existing facility:
- 2 visual art studios
- art gallery
- dance studio
- drama classroom
- recital hall
- 5 music practice rooms
We are excited to announce an amazing opportunity that will put us within reach of the campaign goal: an anonymous donor has committed to a challenge grant to match all campaign donations up to $1,000,000 made by November 30! This includes pledges that can be made for up to 3 years and is a fantastic opportunity to double your gift and double your impact.
“Making a living as an actor is hugely rewarding, but also very hard work filled with constant reinvention, rejection, determination, and perseverance. I am grateful to St. Cecilia’s fine arts program for giving me the tools to use as I walk this path. How exciting that a new generation of students will have such amazing new facilities at their fingertips. What a blessing!” Heidi Kettenring ‘91
“At St. Cecilia, I was taught the important connection between a purposeful existence and the use of talent in the service of others. Through contacts at SCA I had many opportunities to develop my interest in vocal and dramatic performance. SCA gave me the tools and the courage to develop my talents and to find my voice.” Karen Pittman ‘88
"Being involved in the arts at St. Cecilia also helped me get rid of my fear of public speaking and taught me how to command a room.” Carlenda Smith, MD ‘99