The Beauty Within Fine Arts Campaign

Our current building is in great need of renovation and additional space. We have outgrown the art room, and while our dance program has developed, our lack of a dance studio means that our students move from the theater stage to the gym to the hallways whenever a space conflict occurs.” Amie Pike, Fine Arts Department Chair

SCA’s current fine arts facilities need to match the potential of the students we serve. We have an exciting plan to address our needs of today and into the future.

The Beauty Within is St. Cecilia Academy’s $4.2 million capital campaign that will expand and enhance our fine arts facilities with two new art classrooms, gallery space and dance studio as well as significant renovations for our music and drama programs.

Our plans for a new fine arts wing include 9,500 square feet of new construction and 5,500 square feet of renovations to the existing facility:

  • 2 visual art studios
  • art gallery
  • dance studio
  • drama classroom
  • recital hall
  • 5 music practice rooms

For more information about The Beauty Within, please contact Deb Fay, Director of Development at 615-383-3230 or

Making a living as an actor is hugely rewarding, but also very hard work filled with constant reinvention, rejection, determination, and perseverance. I am grateful to St. Cecilia’s fine arts program for giving me the tools to use as I walk this path. How exciting that a new generation of students will have such amazing new facilities at their fingertips. What a blessing!” Heidi Kettenring ‘91

“At St. Cecilia, I was taught the important connection between a purposeful existence and the use of talent in the service of others. Through contacts at SCA I had many opportunities to develop my interest in vocal and dramatic performance. SCA gave me the tools and the courage to develop my talents and to find my voice.” Karen Pittman ‘88

"Being involved in the arts at St. Cecilia also helped me get rid of my fear of public speaking and taught me how to command a room.” Carlenda Smith, MD ‘99

St. Cecilia Academy    |    4210 Harding Pike    |    Nashville, TN 37205    |    (615) 298-4525    |
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