ACE PINELLAS
2016 SHINE Mural Festival - Artist: Apexer

 

Cheers to the hard work and dedication of the Tarpon Springs Outdoor Performance Ensemble!

These students had to overcome a lot of struggles and obstacles to get the opportunity to play at Bands of America Grand Nationals this year – where Tarpon Springs competed against 108 other bands from around the U.S. and earned awards as Class 2A Champions and 5th place overall.

Bands of America was founded in 1975 and is now part of the one of the largest and most influential national music education organizations – Music for All.

Bands of America events are recognized as the pinnacle of programs for high school instrumental music nationwide. Find out more at musicforall.org.

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Art students at Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School were honored at Carnegie Hall on June 7. Christopher Velez was one of only 8 in the nation awarded a Gold Medal for his art portfolio and a $1000 scholarship.

The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7-12.

Lakewood High School Jazz Ensemble was invited to participate in the 2018 New York City Jazz Festival, where the band performed at the Apollo Theatre.

The band previously won the Crescent City Musical Festival in New Orleans and have produced their first CD. The Jazz Ensemble performs frequently in Pinellas County.

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We’re proud of each and every student who’s practicing and growing as an artist in Pinellas County.

You can find out more and help us advocate for arts education here.

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2020 - 2021 ACE Principals Appreciation Thank You

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ACE Pinellas Committee

Daryn Bauer
The Florida Orchestra

 Steve Beaty
Arts Advocate, St. Petersburg Arts Alliance Board Member

 Dr. Susan Betzer
Arts Advocate, The Florida Orchestra Board Member

 Maria Cantonis
Clearwater Arts Alliance and Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg Board   Member

 Sue Castleman
Retired Pinellas County Schools Visual Arts Supervisor, Arts Advocate

 Brenda Dannewitz
Retired Music Teacher, Pinellas County Schools

 Madeline Dunsizer
Retired Instrumental Teacher, Pinellas County Schools

 Kay Eaton
Pinellas County Council PTA Rep, Reflections Chair

 Vicky Hagedorn, PhD
Retired Elementary Music Teacher, Pinellas County Schools

 Kimberly G. Jackson, Esq.
St. Petersburg College Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions, St. Petersburg Arts Alliance Board Member

 Lisa Lehmann
Grants Manager, Elevate ARTS, Pinellas County Schools

 Kimberlyn Martin
Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

Julie Matus
The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art

Jacob Merrett
Music Teacher, Lakewood High School, Pinellas County Schools

 Jonathan Ogle
Visual Arts Supervisor, Pinellas County Schools

 Joseph Papich
Arts Advocate, St. Petersburg Arts Alliance Board Member

 Judith Powers
Arts Advocate, Artist

Sharon Reid-Kane
VP Education & Outreach, Ruth Eckerd Hall

 Jeanne Reynolds
Retired Performing Arts Supervisor,  Pinellas County Schools

 Karen Santangelo
Visual Arts Teacher, Pinellas County Schools; PAEA Rep

 Ajori Spencer
Pre-K-12 Performing Arts Specialist, Pinellas County Schools

Frank Williams
Retired Instrumental Teacher, Pinellas County Schools

 

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