Dr. Amy Prickett appointed to Director of Fine Arts Operations for Texas Center for Arts + Academics (TCA+A), providing support to the fine art departments of Texas School of the Arts (TeSA) and Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts (FWAFA).

TCA+A, FWAFA, and TeSA are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Amy Prickett as the new Director of Fine Arts Operations. For the last three years, Dr. Prickett served as Director of Choral Operations. In recognition of her commitment to the program and outstanding contributions, she will now support all fine arts departments at both TeSA and FWAFA. Her new role provides management assistance to the artistic and administrative staff, parents, and students in coordinating logistical details for rehearsals, performances, touring activities, and other special events.

Dr. Anika Perkins President/CEO and Superintendent says, “TCA+A is excited to expand Dr. Amy Prickett’s position from Director of Choral Operations to Director of Fine Arts Operations. As we continue to strive to be in the forefront of infusing the arts into the educational setting, we want to ensure we are providing all our fine art programs at both TeSA and FWAFA the support they need to be successful.”

In 2018, Dr. Prickett started at FWAFA teaching voice lessons and served as a long-term substitute in the choral department. The subsequent year, she expanded her teaching repertoire to include Vocal Techniques and AP Music Theory. As the 2020-2021 school year unfolded, she transitioned into a full-time role, assuming the responsibilities of both a teacher and Production and Operations Assistant for the choral department. Then, in the academic year 2021-2022, she was promoted to the position of Director of Choral Operations.

“My favorite part of working at FWAFA has been helping students achieve personal success through music. Although my new role is purely administrative, furthering the success of all FWAFA, TeSA and TCA+A fine arts programs and the success of all our students will continue to bring me immense joy.” Dr. Prickett

Dr. Prickett holds a Bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from Texas Christian University, a Master’s degree in vocal performance from Michigan State University, and a Doctorate degree in vocal performance from the University of Alabama. Throughout her career, she has taught various subjects including voice, music appreciation, diction for singers, vocal pedagogy, and song literature at institutions such as TCU Preparatory Division, Weatherford College, Tarrant County Community College, Huntington University, Indiana Perdue University Fort Wayne, Michigan State University, Mississippi State University, and University of Alabama.

In addition to her teaching endeavors, Dr. Prickett showcases her talent as a soprano soloist. She has been invited as a guest artist to perform with renowned orchestras such as the Arkansas Philharmonic, Grand Rapids Symphony, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Lansing Symphony, Adrian Symphony, St. Clair Symphony, Calvin College Oratorio Society, Fort Wayne Bach Society, North East Texas Symphony, and Oregon Bach Festival.