“Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous!   For praise from the upright is beautiful.  Praise the Lord with the harp; Make melody to Him with an instrument of ten strings. Sing to Him a new song; Play skillfully with a shout of joy.” -- Psalm 33:1-3

Our music department at Shannon Forest Christian School exists for the purpose of training students to use their God-given talents for His glory, singing His praise, and sharing His Word through music and their lives.  Choral performances include, but are not limited to: All School Chapel services, Christmas and Spring Concerts, festivals, tours, as well as performances in the local community. Opportunities for personal accomplishment are available to students in the form of auditions for South Carolina All-State Chorus, ACSI Solo and Ensemble Festival, and SCISA Festival Competitions. 

Churches and community organizations interested in hosting a performance by our fine arts department should contact Ashley King, Director of Fine Arts at aking@shannonforest.com.

2016-2017 Upper School Fine Arts Events:

  • Friday, November 11, 2016- Pops Concert 
  • Friday, December 2, 2016- Upper School Christmas Choir Tour 
  • Thursday, December 8, 2016– "Shepherds and Kings" Christmas Musical, Greer Cannon Centre
  • January 2-5, 2017- Silvamester Trip to New York City, NY
  • March 8th 20170 SCISA Music Festival, USC School of Music
  • Thursday, March 30 2017- Sunday, April 2 2016- Worldstrides Music Festival, Nashville, TN
  • Saturday, April 22 2017- National Anthem at Greenville Drive Baseball Game
  • Friday, April 28, 2017- Upper School Spring Concert
  • Saturday, April 29 2017- Carowinds Music in the Parks Competition
  • Thursday, May 18, 2017- Baccalaureate
  • Friday, May 19, 2017- Graduation 7:00 p.m.

Awards

Concert Choir
  • Gold Rating 1A 1st Place, Women's Choir, Invitation to performin the National Youth Choir at Carnegie Hall, NYC,  Worldstired OnStage Competition, Nashville, TN (2017)
  • Gold Rating 1A, Chamber Choir, Worldstired OnStage Competition, Nashville, TN (2017)
  • Silver Rating 2A 3rd Place, Worldstired OnStage Competition, Nashville, TN (2017)
  • Junior, Thomas Dotson is chosen from over 700 students to receive WorldStrides OnStage Ovation Award (2017)
  • Superior Rating, SCISA Music Festival (2017)
  • Superior Rating, SCISA Music Festival (2016)
  • Disney Performing Arts, Disney Sings! Workshop Participant (2016)
  • Premiered and recorded Dan Forrest's Nocturne in A Minor, received outstanding scores of 90 and 93 at Choirs of America Festival, Chicago, Il (2015)
  • Awarded Gold Medal at WorldStrides Heritage Music Festival in New York City (2014)
  • Senior, Cameron Massey is chosen from over 500 students to receive WorldStrides Heritage Performance Ovation Award (2014)
  • Performed with world renowned Young Africans Children's Choir (2014)
  • Awarded Gold Medal at WorldStrides Heritage Music Festival in Myrtle Beach, SC (2013)
  • Chosen for Skype in the Classroom event with composer/performer Eric Whitacre (2013)
Middle School Choir
  • Overall Winner, Junior High/Middle School Choral Division, Music in the Parks (2017)
  • Best Overall Soloist, Music in the Parks (2017)
  • 1st Place, Superior Rating, 1A Choral Division Music in the Parks (2017)
  • Superior Rating, SCISA Music Festival (2017)
  • Superior Rating, SCISA Music Festival (2016)
  • Disney Performing Arts, Disney Sings! Workshop Participant (2016)
  • Second Place, Mixed Middle School Choir, Music in the Parks, Six Flags Over Georgia (2014)
  • Superior Rating, Carowinds Festival of Music (2013)
  • Excellent Rating, Carowinds Festival of Music (2011, 2012)

Middle School Bucket Drumming (Percussion Ensemble)

  • 1st Place, Superior Rating, 1A Percussion Ensemble, Music in the Parks (2017)
  • Superior Rating, SCISA Music Festival (2017)
  • Superior Rating, SCISA Music Festival (2016)