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Fine Arts at Carthage

The View from an Artist

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the lives and minds of Carthage artists and visiting performers.


  • Kaila Bingen '15, M.M. ‘20

    As preparatory choir director, Ms. Bingen will be working with students in grades 3-6, helping them develop music skills like note reading, music theory, and vocal technique, as well as life skills like goal setting, listening to each other, and working for the good of a team.

  • Working with the Orlando Repertory Theatre, Prof. Novak has been able to offer a series of very popular summer camps via Zoom, engaging students in theatre and design projects that they can participate in from their own homes.

  • Emma Swain '20

    How do we sum up the last four years?

  • Brett Bocciardi '20

    In the turbulent times of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s become clear just how much the world really needs its artists, creatives, and visionaries as more and more people turn to the fine arts to stay sane. Human beings will always have a drive to create art, especially in a crisis – a fact that has been proven across the centuries – but as social distancing forces many artists away from their studios, facilities, and materials, the questions of how? and by what means?  become more important. Carthage students and faculty in the Fine Arts departments are no exception, but the move to distance learning means that they are having to work together to find new, creative ways to continue practicing their art at home.

  • Madeline Weirick ‘14

    The Lakeside Band Festival began in 2002, with the aim of giving the region’s exceptional young instrumentalists the opportunity to interact with the country’s top performers and composers. This year will mark the 17th annual Festival! The event will be held on Saturday, February 29 at 7 p.m. in the A. F. Siebert Chapel. As part of the performance, distinguished artists and composers are featured in the event. Madeline Weirick ’14 will serve as the featured guest conductor for the Wind Orchestra. Madeline is the band director at Trevor-Wilmot School, and one of the music educators being recognized this year as part of the 150 Years of Carthage Women Celebration. I was lucky enough to ask Madeline a few questions about her experiences as a Carthage student, her role in the upcoming performance, and the journey she has taken as a musician.