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Fine Arts

We believe participation in the arts enrich the educational, spiritual, and cultural lives of our students.

We believe participation in the arts enrich the educational, spiritual, and cultural lives of our students as well as increase their sense of community and teamwork. 
Welcome from Mrs. Van de Water

Corning Christian Academy offers a well-rounded music program in accordance with the National Standards for Music Education. All K-6 students participate in both general music and chorus every week, performing at Sparkle on Market Street, as well as two concerts each year.  

The music program employs a spiral curriculum, strategically building on previous learning in rhythm and note reading, vocal tone and technique, playing ensemble arrangements using classroom instruments, (including xylophones, recorders, and ukuleles), line and circle dances, focused listening, music theory, improvisation, composition, history, and world culture.  The students’ music classes are active, hands-on, and always fun!

Meet the Music Teacher
Mr. Michael Cuomo
Mr. Cuomo has a Bachelors in Music from Ithaca College and a Masters in Music from Binghamton University.  He has 6 children and 6 grandchildren!!  Mr. Cuomo has nearly 2 decades of teaching experience and many years of playing experience.  As a trumpet player, Mr. Cuomo plays with the Corning Area Community Concert Band as well as the Twin Tiers Community Orchestra.  He is also the Music Director at the Center in the Heights, Elmira Heights, NY, where he teaches private music lessons.  He attends and serves at Hope Church in Riverside, NY.  Outside of enjoying a big wonderful family, Mr. Cuomo also loves Marvel movies and listening to a capella vocal music.

Corning Christian Academy recognizes the importance of art in education and believes that encouraging students’ participation in art can reach beyond attaining basic art skills and art appreciation. From problem solving to learning to express themselves, art promotes a student’s social and emotional development along with enhancing their academic success. We are happy to offer art to every grade level and give them other avenues to express themselves, enhance their education and, most importantly, glorify God.

Meet the Art Teacher
Ms. Juliana Sowinski

Ms. Sowinski began teaching at CCA in 2016 as the after school Clubhouse teacher and transitioned to the Art Teacher in 2017.  She is originally from Ohio and studied at The Ohio State University where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a  Minor in Studio Art and Disability Studies.  Juliana enjoys playing board games and cheering on the Buckeyes!

Meet Mrs. Sowinski
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