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Austin - The Live Music Capital of the World

McCallum Fine Arts Academy

Recognized in 2015 as the National GRAMMY Signature School, McCallum is home to Austin ISD’s district-wide Fine Arts Academy. The Academy provides an exemplary arts education program for AISD high school students from all across the district, including students who attended public, private, and home middle schools.


The McCallum Fine Arts Academy was embraced by The University of Texas College of Fine Arts from its inception and enjoys a strong partnership that continues today. The McCallum Fine Arts Academy also collaborates with the Austin Chamber Music Center, Austin Samba School, Inside Out Steel Band, Texas State University, the Austin Classical Guitar Society, ZACH Theatre, the Austin Symphony, MINDPOP, and myriad other artists, community organizations, and cultural and educational institutions to provide the highest level of experiential learning opportunities to our students.


Majors are available in band, orchestra, choir/vocal, classical guitar, collaborative piano, dance, theatre arts and visual arts. Students are admitted through a competitive application process each spring. Learn more about the Fine Arts Academy requirements, majors, and application process


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