What a great start to Summer Conservatory 2016! Everyone is so excited (As you can see in the photo above) and ready to get to work (As you can see in the photo below). We can’t wait to see the incredible things these students accomplish over the next 5-6 weeks! Stay tuned for more fun photos and updates throughout the summer.
Check out the great photos from A Taste of Conservatory 2016. What a great night! Thank you again to all of you who attended or supported from afar and, of course, thank you to everyone who participated. We can’t wait to start Summer Conservatory on Tuesday!
All photos by Michael Kushner Photography
Tickets are on sale now for A Taste of Conservatory! Click here to buy your tickets now!
Join us on Wednesday, June 15th to celebrate Summer Conservatory and 15 years of Wingspan Arts. We’ll have amazing raffle prizes and a performance featuring past and present Conservatory students and teaching artists!
Proceeds from this event benefit our 2016 Summer Conservatory students. We hope you can join us! Get your tickets today!
Wingspan Arts is thrilled to announce that we’ve received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support our tuition-free Summer Conservatory program!
Because Conservatory is tuition-free, we rely on generous funders like the NEA who recognize the talent of our students and strength of our program to keep this program going. Through its grant-making to thousands of nonprofits each year, the NEA promotes opportunities for people in communities across America to experience the arts and exercise their creativity. The NEA will make 1,148 awards totaling $82.3 million nationwide in this funding round.
Thank you, NEA, for your generous support of our students!
To join the Twitter conversation about this announcement, use #NEASpring2016. For more information on projects included in the NEA grant announcement, go to arts.gov
It’s the news you have all been waiting for! Last year we coined the summer “The Summer of Blood” considering the season of shows we had. This year I think we will name “The Summer of Love” as all of these shows celebrate and highlight the importance of community, ensemble, friendship, love, family, and all of the wonderful things we focus on at Conservatory every year anyway! We are so excited to get to work on these shows with our incredible teams and students.
- The Wingspan Players (middle school) show will be:
- The Wingspan Ensemble (high school) Play will be:
- The Wingspan Ensemble (High School) Musical will be:
Don’t forget to reserve your tickets for SURVIVAL 101!
We are reserved out via the Ticket Leap site but you CAN STILL GET TICKETS you just need to do them through the Riverside Theater website.
We hope to see many of you there!
This year we have the distinct privilege of partnering with MAC on our Cabaret Troupe again! This is the 5th year, I believe, that we have worked with them and we are so thrilled to keep the partnership going. This year, as we did the last couple of years, our Cabaret Troupe students had the opportunity to participate in a Master Class with Lennie Watts and, as usual, it was incredible! The amount of growth and discovery that each student makes in the short time they spend with Lennie is remarkable to watch. Below are some photos from the Master Class.
After the Master Class, the students auditioned for the MAC Board of Directors for the coveted MAC Award! MAC underwrites a Cabaret Troupe student’s tuition every year and the student they choose also has the opportunity to sing at the big MAC Awards that take place at BB King’s Blues Club in March. This year, they were SO impressed with the students that they chose to sponsor TWO of our students! The winners are: Savannah Lee Henry & Mariah Hill. We are so incredibly proud of these young ladies!
Don’t forget to reserve your tickets to see these wonderful young performers in action! March 19 and March 20–here is the link to reserve seats.
Happy New Year, everyone! We hope you are all rested and refreshed after the holiday break. We are so excited about all of the fun and exciting things that will be happening in 2016!
The first exciting news we have to share is that Cabaret Troupe kicked off at the beginning of December and we have such a fantastic group of 16 young performers. During our first rehearsal we discussed what we wanted our show to be about this year and the students chose to focus on the theme of “perseverance”. So, with that in mind, we listened to and chose songs that relate to that theme, which we will now work on until March. We can’t wait to share the work with you, so hold the dates and make sure you come see these incredible students perform! Shows will be March 19 and 20–we will post more info on time and location as soon as we have it.
Here is a photo of (most of ) the group posing to thank our incredible donors!