Fine and Performing Arts

Fine and Performing Arts | 2025 E. Winsett, Tucson, AZ 85719 | (520) 225-4900 |


  • Opening Minds through the Arts (OMA)Opening Minds through the Arts (OMA)
    Inspired by exciting, ongoing research into connections between brain development and music, Tucson's Opening Minds through the Arts (OMA) is a leader in a national movement to integrate arts education with core curriculum.
  • ARTSmobileARTSmobile
    Tucson Unified School District's Fine and Performing Arts Department has a multi-cultural artifact collection that travels directly to the students via two mobile museums - the ARTSmobiles.
  • DanceDance
    Tucson Unified's dance programs are varied and dynamic. There are creative dance programs at the elementary schools through the OMA project. At many middle schools, folklorico, modern and ballroom are offered. These classes are also offered at many high schools with some schools including jazz, ballet and tap. Visiting dancers giving master classes are an integral part of these programs. The Tucson Dance Celebration Concert and Project:Connect are unique district-wide programs.
  • DramaDrama
    Drama in Tucson Unified begins in elementary school as creative drama introduced through opera and drama in the OMA program. Drama programs in middle and high schools are thriving and growing throughout Tucson Unified, allowing students to excel in the skills of speaking, program presentation, and technical aspects of the theatre.
  • Visual ArtsVisual Arts
    Tucson Unified Fine and Performing Arts Department has developed an array of visual arts resources to aid classroom teachers, including Wednesday in-school staff development, after school teacher workshops at Educational Materials Center, and online downloadable visual arts lessons. Educational Materials Center, Tucson Unified’s world class professional library, contains a wide variety of art prints, sculpture, artifacts, videos and books available for classroom use.
  • Instrument RepairInstrument Repair
    Tucson Unified's instrument repair shop is a very productive facility that repairs and renovates all District-owned musical instruments. Tucson Unified owns over 10,000 musical instruments that are used free of charge by students in the Tucson Unified schools.

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  • Contact Us

    Joan Ashcraft, DMA, Director
    2025 E. Winsett
    Tucson, AZ 85719
    Phone: (520) 225-4900
    Fax: (520) 225-4863

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