Fine Arts

Tri-County ESC provides educational programs and direct services that contribute to the artistic growth of children by nurturing their artistic interest and abilities, broadening their horizons and enriching their knowledge of the arts while preparing them for a lifetime of continued learning, appreciation, and enjoyment of the arts.  All fine arts direct services and programs for students are standards based and developmentally appropriate.  These comprehensive fine arts events are structured across art forms (music, visual art, drama/theatre), grade levels (PreK-12), and ability levels (special education, general education, talented and gifted).  Many of the Tri-County ESC fine arts events are provided in partnership with area college and community organizations including Wayne Center for the Arts, Wayne County Community Foundation, Wooster Community Hospital, The College of Wooster, Wooster Symphony Orchestra, Friends of the Wooster Symphony Orchestra, Wayne County Fair Board, and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.


Fine Arts Calendar (2024-2025)

Fine Arts Calendar (2023-2024)

Fine Arts Newsletter (2023-2024)


Dance Standards K-12 - Checklist

Drama and Theatre Standards K-12 - Checklist

Media Art Standards K-12 - Checklist

Music Standards K-12 - Checklist

Visual Art Standards K-12 - Checklist




Government Proclamation - Arts Education in Schools Month (2023)




Dr. Michelle Muro, Fine Arts Consultant
Phone: (330) 345-6771 ext. 253


Arts Library Resource Center

Six culture trunks containing artifacts, books, costumes, musical instruments, and many other items are available for loan through Tri-County Educational Service Center.  The culture trunks are ideal for units of study on a particular country or culture.  Culture trunks are available for the following countries.  Africa/Egypt, Brazil/Argentina, China/Japan, India, Native America, and Russia.  Please email Dr. Michelle Muro, Fine Arts Consultant if you are interested in borrowing a culture trunk.


Partnership Programs with Wayne Center for the Arts

Tri-County ESC and Wayne Center for the Arts have enjoyed a over 30 years of cooperative planning and programming for education in the arts.  In the late 1980s the two organizations developed a major planning document, Literacy in the Arts: A Challenge for the 90s, which outlined strategies to strengthen arts education for all students. Over the past decade this school and community partnership has been recognized by the Ohio Arts Council, Ohio Alliance for Arts Education, The Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network, and The Kennedy Center Performing Arts Centers and Schools: Partners in Education Program.


Additional Fine Arts Resources

Ohio Alliance for Arts Education

Ohio Music Education Association

Ohio Arts Education Association

Ohio Arts Council   

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Marching with the Arts

March highlights four arts areas in our schools through Dance in Our Schools, Music in Our Schools, Theatre in Our Schools, and Youth Art Month. Each unique content area encourages month-long events aimed to highlight the significance of each arts area in our schools and communities.
The visual and performing arts help to educate all of our students both through the building of students’ social and emotional skills, as well as academic skills and techniques of the art forms. We celebrate the arts and honor the efforts of those who continue to inspire, create, perform, and enhance our lives through the arts.
Everyone is encouraged to participate in the annual celebrations. How are you celebrating the arts in your school community? Participate in the poll-