Welcome to the Fine Arts department!
Cleburne ISD is proud to offer courses for students PK-12 in music, visual arts, dance, theatre, vocal music, and instrumental music. The CISD elementary programs are both pedagogical and engaging, and the secondary programs boast some of the largest curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular programs our district has to offer. The Fine Arts department at CISD is active in the school and community, competitive at the local and state level, and is a creative environment where students can thrive.
Meet our director
Dr. Estelle Murr
Originally from Baton Rouge, LA, Dr. Murr resides in Cleburne, TX, and is the Director of Fine Arts for the Cleburne Independent School District. She graduated from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA, where she earned a BA in music, theatre, and dance as well as a master’s degree in music. She attended the University of Texas at Arlington for her master’s degree in education and earned an Ed.D. in educational leadership from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. Dr. Murr teaches part-time at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, TX, and is an active designer, programmer, choreographer, clinician, and adjudicator in the areas of marching band, color guard, dance, musical theatre, and show choir. She has performed or worked with a myriad groups including Alliance of Miami, Ars Nova, Black Gold, and The Cadets. She has been involved with NTCA since 1995 as a director, adjudicator, and board member, and was inducted into the inaugural 2013 class of the NTCA Hall of Fame. Dr. Murr has membership affiliations with ΤΒΣ, ΚΚΨ, ΣΑΙ, ΚΔΠ, ΦΚΦ, TMEA, TBA, WBDI, TDEA, NDEA, EDTA, TAEA, and TFAA.