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Fine Arts Department

PSJA Fine Arts Mission  

The mission of the Fine Arts Department is to provide all PSJA students access to a high-quality fine arts education in art, dance, music, and theatre from pre-kindergarten through graduation.  PSJA ISD Fine Arts students have the opportunity to explore their passion for the arts in a variety of disciplines and settings.  They showcase their talents often through performances at campus, district, and community events.  All Fine Arts students also have the opportunity to participate in UIL events and other competitions, with many earning recognition at the state level, including state championships. 

Fine Arts Opportunities

Elementary School

What types of fine arts programs are offered for elementary students?

  • All elementary campuses offer a general music class taught by a certified music teacher.
  • Some campuses offer other fine arts activities as after school clubs, such as the following: acting, drawing, drill team, folklorico, guitar, percussion, photography, piano, recorder, and ukulele. (see you child's campus for specific offerings)


Middle School

What types of fine arts programs are offered to middle school students?

  • All middle schools offer art, band, choir, dance, folklorico, orchestra, and theatre. 


High School

What types of fine arts programs are offered to high school students?

  • PSJA ECHS, PSJA Memorial ECHS, PSJA North ECHS, and PSJA Southwest ECHS offer art, band (including concert band, jazz band, and marching band0, choir, conjunto, dance (including drill team and color guard), folklorico, mariachi, orchestra, and theatre (including theatre arts, technical theatre, film, and theatrical design).
  • PSJA Jefferson T-STEM ECHS offers art, choir, conjunto, dance (including drill team), folklorico, orchestra, and theatre (including theatre arts, film, and theatrical design).


Notable PSJA Fine Arts Graduates

PSJA Fine Arts has produced numerous state champions. Many former students have distinguished themselves as artists and educators including actor/comedian Cristela Alonzo, musician Elias Rodriguez, actor David Barrera, music professor J.D. Salas, television producer Gilbert Zepeda, dancer Rosario Guillen, actor/model Nicole Zepeda, singer Sarah Monique, band director George Trevino, dancer Nora Tagle, and musician Rigo Flores.

Contact Us

Jon Taylor
Director of Fine Arts
956-354-2000 ext. 1169

Walkiria Alvarez
Fine Arts Secretary
956-354-2000 ext. 1167

Address: 601 E. Kelly Pharr, Texas 78577

PSJA Staff Spotlight Jon Taylor