The Fine Arts Center

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The Fine Arts Center of Greenville, SC (The "FAC") was established in August 1974 as the first specialized arts school in the state of South Carolina. Classes are available at the Center for students to study theatre, music, visual arts, dance, creative writing, and film and video production. The Fine Arts Center provides arts instruction to artistically talented students who desire an intense pre-professional program of study. Students spend a minimum of 110 minutes in either the morning or afternoon five days a week at the Fine Arts Center and spend the remainder of their time on academic work at an area high school. Around 300 students attend the Fine Arts Center each year, and more than 90% of graduates go on to higher education. The Fine Arts Center has recently moved from its former location at 1613 W. Washington St. to its new facility at 102 Pine Knoll Dr.

Faculty and Staff[edit]


Dr. Roy S. Fluhrer, Director
Charles Ratterree, Assistant Director
Gloria Collins, Guidance
Tonia Hubbard, Secretary
Freida Smith, Bookkeeper
Jan Parker, Clerical


Creative Writing: Sarah Blackman
3-Dimensional Design in Metal: Katy Cassell
Photography: Rod Fincannon
Music Theory, Music History, Music Composition: Dr. Jon Jeffrey Grier
3-Dimensional Design in Ceramics: Kelly King
History, Government, Economics: Rebecca Hinton
Technical Theatre: Dirk Holleman
Recording Arts: Eddie Howard
Art History: Rebecca Owens
Theatre Performance: Teri Parker Lewis
Strings Chamber Music: John Ravnan
Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, Conductor of Greenville County Youth Orchestra: Dr. Gary Auguste Robinson
Drawing and Painting: Ryan Roth
Digital Filmmaking: Eric Rogers
2D and 3D Design: Donna Shank-Major
Music Theory: Eleonore Shults
Voice: Dr. Brittnee Siemon
Architecture: Catherine Smith
Accompanist: Sharon Parrini
Jazz Studies: Steve Watson
Dance: Jan Woodward
Music Theory: Richard Young

Audition and Admission[edit]

The Fine Arts Center is open to students from grades 9-12 who demonstrate exceptional ability in their art forms. Interested students should fill out an application ([1], which requires nomination by a teacher. The Center will notify you of the date and time of your audition/interview. Attendance at the audition/interview is required for consideration.


The Fine Arts Center Website [2].

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