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The Kingdom Athlete is

...a child of God daily surrendered to His will and for His service, athlete who seeks to glorify God through his actions, athlete who adopts the “Win the Day” philosophy in all areas of life, athlete who is humble and grateful for his gifts and opportunities, athlete who is submissive to authority, athlete who has a teachable spirit, athlete who leads by serving others, athlete who strives for victory, gives perfect effort and never quits. athlete who understands he represents more than himself. athlete who is not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ and seeks opportunities to share the good news with teammates, parents, officials, opponents and to the multitude of children that will look to them as they model Christ-like leadership.


The Eagle's Landing Christian Academy School of Fine Arts is proud to offer some of the highest level Fine Arts programing in the Metro Atlanta area. 

The School of Fine Arts is an essential element of the overall curriculum and the educational strategy at Eagle's Landing Christian Academy.  We know that studying music and art helps develop young minds, and fine arts courses are available to all students in all grade levels.  ELCA's fine arts programs are specifically designed to move students through an aligned curriculum, from PreK – 12th grade, that preps them to study fine arts at university.




Pre-K through 4th Grade

Grades 5-12


In pre-school, our students participate in the music classes and have two live music performances per year. Students rotate into the Music Suite where they learn the basics of music, rhythm, and tempo that will prep them for their elementary performing arts classes. Pre-school students also study visual arts as part of their regular pre-school curriculum.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Kindergarten – 4th grade):

In elementary grades, the study of fine arts begins to accelerate. ELCA students in kindergarten through 4th Grade attend three fine arts classes per week held in our state of the art School of Fine Arts learning centers

At the middle school level, the coursework becomes much more rigorous as students are required to perform at a high level. Because the students are growing and changing developmentally at this age level, we keep them grouped by grade and work in smaller classroom sizes. This is critical to the personal and intensive level of training that is required to prepare them for the larger classrooms, expanded rigor and bigger ensembles that they will be afforded in high school performing arts classes.

As students rise to the high school level, they will have developed a clearly defined track, aggressively prepping for University, preparing for audition opportunities, and becoming worthy candidates for scholarships. ELCA School of Fine Arts students are at the top of the roster when it comes to the mastery of their specialty, making their pathway into the best colleges and universities achievable. 



Chuck Ekstedt
Fine Arts Director, High School Drama Teacher


Tracey Fuller
Director of Choral Music Pre-K thru 12th grade

Derek Rock
Director of Middle School and High School Bands


Joe Tucker
Middle School and High School Guitar Teacher, Praise Band Director


Sarah Blackaby
Middle School Art Teacher


Jake Thorn

Middle School Drama Teacher, Music Technology Lab Instructor


Beverly Hedges
Pre-K thru 12th grade Choral Music Teaching Assistant and Piano Accompanist

Linda Jones

Elementary Art Teacher


Fine Arts programs are an essential element of the curriculum at ELCA. Fine Arts Programs are available to all students at all grade levels. Even if it is something as simple as your child performing in the Elementary Christmas Program... your student will be touched by the ELCA Fine Arts department. 

In September 2003, the Fine Arts Patrons was founded so that we could collectively support the Fine Arts students, the Fine Arts Staff, and the ELCA faculty to ensure the greatest advantages in Fine Arts education are available for our children. 

The Mission of the Fine Arts Patrons is four-fold:

  1.  Create a pool of resources that can be called upon to benefit and support the advancement of Fine Arts at ELCA.

  2.  Raise additional funds to supplement and support the Fine Arts at ELCA.

  3.  Encourage parental and student involvement in ELCA Fine ARTS activities, programs, and projects.

  4. Assist Fine Arts parents, Fine Arts faculty, and ELCA staff members in developing the skills they need to support all of the ELCA Fine Arts. 

We Support all of the Fine Arts Programs at ELCA: 


Symphonic Band

Marching Band


Chorale Groups

Elementary Music


Student Praise Band



2022-23 Fine Arts Patrons Board of Directors

President: Mandy Corso |

Vice President: Sharon Dial |

Treasurer: Linda Henderson-Smith |

Secretary: T-Sharri Murchison |

Fund Raising Chair: Elicia Collins | 

Fine Arts Patrons meetings will take place in the Life Center, room 113 at 5:30PM according to the following schedule:

October 13, 2022

November 10, 2022

December 8, 2022
January 12, 2023

February 9, 2023

March 9, 2023

April 13, 2023

May 11, 2023 


Every Parent with a child in a Fine Arts program at ELCA is a Fine Arts Patron.



The Fine Arts Patrons of ELCA offer a DVD for each of the many fine arts events this year. If you're unable to make it to a performance or just want a keepsake, just click the link to order. A list of available events is on the form. Your account will be billed $10 per DVD. Of course, all funds raised will support the fine arts at ELCA.  (DVDs for each event will be created as long as at least 10 orders are made per event.  DVDs will be sent home with students.)

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