Fine Arts

Fine Arts Department Mission Statement

The Fine Arts are and essential part of every child's education in the Auburn Public Schools.  The Arts enables the seneses to explore, develop and become whole and well rounded individuals.

The Fine Arts encourage analytical thinking skills, fine and gross motor skills, self discipline, problem solving skills, team work as well as individuality, cross curricular exploration and social skills.


Please use the following link to sign up your child and to pay for:


Click on "Fine Arts" and follow the prompt for the appropriate program.

NOTE: ALL APS Lesson programs are to be paid for through UniPay. This will also serve as the sign up for your student's lesson program. 

If you have any questions regarding Instrumental Lesson sign-up, please contact:

For SWIS Strings & Band, Summer lessons, "Artist In Residence", and AMS Strings: Maria Garrow -

For Private Lesson Program, AHS, Summer lessons, and "Artist In Residence" : Ginny Bailey -




Department Co-Chairs: Virginia Bailey & Maria Garrow

Pakachoag Elementary School:  Deborah Hughes Johnson, Visual Art: Maria Garrow, Music

Bryn Mawr Elementary School: Deborah Hughes Johnson, Visual Art: Maria Garrow, Music

Swanson Road Intermediate School: Gayla Bieksha, Visual Art: Kristina Caruso, General Music/Strings: Megan Speidel, General Music/Band

Auburn Middle School:  Michele Prunier, Visual Art: Collin Myers, Instrumental Music: Juli Duchesneau, Vocal Music

Auburn High School:   Amanda Bastien, Visual Art: Ginny Bailey, Instrumental Music: George Eisenhauer, Vocal Music

The Fine Arts Curriculum shall be:

1.  Conceptually Based
2.  Sequential and Cumulative
3.  Interdisciplinary

Program Description


Grade K-5 receive Music instruction twice during a 6-day rotating schedule. Students at Swanson Road in Grades 3-5 may choose to participate in our Strings Program which meets at various times prior to the start of the school day. Grade 5 students also have the option to participate in Concert Band.Auburn Middle School offers Band and Chorus as Electives as well as an auditioned Honors Choir and Jazz Band.  Music electives at Auburn High School meet daily during each trimester and are as follows:  Chorus, Band, Jazz Band, Music Theory, History of Rock, Beginning Guitar, Beginning Keyboard and AP Music Theory.


K-5 Students receive Art once in a 6-day rotation for 45 minutes. Art instruction includes both the exploration of art but also entails students developing fine and gross motor skills. At Auburn Middle School,  Art is taught as an elective.  Art electives at the High School  meet daily during each trimester and are as follows: Studio Art, Ceramics, Painting, Drawing, Introduction to Art and AP Studio Art.