The All-County Choral Concert was held on January 22, 2018 at Clearwater’s Ruth Eckerd Hall.

It was presented by Pinellas County Schools in collaboration with the Pinellas Music Educators’ Association (PCMEA) and sponsored by the City of Clearwater, PCMEA and the Clearwater Arts Alliance.

Elementary, middle and high school singers thrilled the packed house with music that was emotional, electric, and filled with joy.

The concert showcased the talents of students chosen to represent schools in different regions of the school district, who came together to participate in a musical experience of the highest quality in this beautiful performance venue.

Clearwater Arts Alliance members welcomed parents and others guests with an Arts for a Complete Education brochure that highlights the value of study in the arts in preparing students for success in school, work and life.

Mayor Cretekos proudly displays his musical themed socks worn in honor of the occasion.


L to R: Clearwater Arts Alliance Board members Maria Cantonis and Kay Campbell welcomedSuperintendent Dr. Michael Grego, Mayor Cretekos and Dr. Bob Cundiff,
Clearwater Council member to the event.

ACE Pinellas Committee

Lisa Lehmann (Chair)
PCS, Arts Integration Specialist
Ajori Spencer
PCS, PreK-12 Performing Arts Specialist
Jonathan Ogle
PCS, Pre-K-12 Visual Arts Specialist
Meghan Alfaro
PCS, Performing Arts Staff Developer
Karen Haraminac
PCS, Pinellas County Arts Education Association ~ President
Amber Turcott
PCS, Pinellas County Music Education Association ~ President
Jeanne Reynolds
Florida Music Education Association, Government Relations PCS, PreK-12 Performing Arts Specialist, Retired
Sue Castleman
League of Women Voters PCS, PreK-12 Visual Arts Specialist, Retired
Linda Lerner
Retired PCS School Board Member
Steve Beatty
Crosslin Technologies, Chief Executive Officer
Kimberly G. Jackson, esq.
Institute for Strategic Policy Solution, Executive Director (ISPS at SPC) Community and Parent Advocate
Maria Cantonis
Clearwater Arts Alliance, Board of Directors
Susan Bezter
The Florida Orchestra, Development Committee Chair
Michelle Painter
Florida Orchestra, Education and Community Engagement Director
Maria Athanasulis
Retired PCS Music Educator
Karen Dietz
Imagine Museum, Guest Services
Peter Tush
The Dalí Museum, Senior Curator
Sumaya Ayad
The Dalí Museum, School Programs Manager
Julie Henry-Matus
The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art, Director of Education and Public Programs
Nate Hettinger
The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, Executive Director
Terry Marks
St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, Chief Executive Officer
Kimberlynn Martin
Director of Education and Engagement, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

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