Students can create this art for FREE at our Phoenix teen center Monday-Friday from 2:00pm-7:00pm where we have the only LeRoy Neiman Art studio in Arizona. They can also create this at home, in their classroom, etc., however they are highly encouraged to work on some of the art in our art studio. I have attached a flyer with all of the details. Submissions are due by April 14th.
As part of their mission of “Connecting Communities” and to create more access, the 2020-2021 ASU Gammage High School Musical Theatre Awards (HSMTA) is seeking nominations for Best Lead Male and Best Lead Female candidates from schools that do not have access to theatre programs. The two winners will participate in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards, known as The Jimmy Awards, where they will receive professional training, scholarship opportunities, and the chance to perform in the nationally-broadcasted showcase. For more information about the nomination process, please contact [email protected].
The high school student must attend a school that does not already have an existing high school theatre program.
Schools must be located within the state borders of Arizona, north of Casa Grande (32.9110 degrees North).
Students are welcome to submit artwork used for other contests or assignments, as long as entries also depict our theme of “Celebrate the West.”
It is easy to enter- students only need to email a photograph of their artwork along with the entry form found on our website. Depending on Covid-19 restrictions, we most likely will again be conducting our final round of judging online in May 2021. We will keep you and your students posted.
The entry deadline is April 30, 2021.
We will be selecting one recipient for our Chairman’s Award for Outstanding Art Teacher. The teacher will receive $300 and recognition from the Western Governors’ Foundation.
In partnership with The National Endowment for the Arts, and with collaboration from Concord Theatricals, Disney Theatrical Productions, iHeartRadio Broadway, and NMPA S.O.N.G.S. Foundation; this national contest is for high school students with a passion for writing songs that could be part of a musical theater production and the wide range of musical styles represented in contemporary musicals. The goal of the program is to engage the musical theater field in nurturing the next generation of songwriters.
For this fourth year, the Songwriting Challenge will provide finalists with a coaching team consisting of a mentor and music director (both musical theater professionals) to hone the students’ original song into a professional quality composition. Coaching teams will work with their finalist remotely to further workshop, finesse, and expand the finalists’ song. After numerous working sessions, each finalist’s song will be transcribed, performed by Broadway singers and musicians, recorded, featured in the iHeartRadio Broadway matinee, distributed on streaming music platforms, and compiled into a songbook created by Concord Theatricals.
The Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education, will present a virtual peer-to-peer jazz informance on April 13, featuring this year’s edition of the Institute’s National Peer-to-Peer All-Star Jazz Septet. Hosted by U.S. Secretary of Education Dr.Miguel Cardona and 14-time GRAMMY Award-winning jazz legend Herbie Hancock, the “informance” – a combination of performance with educational information – will be presented by seven of the country’s most gifted high school music students along with renowned jazz educator Dr. JB Dyas. The informance will not only focus on what jazz is and why it’s important to America, but also on the American values jazz represents: teamwork, unity with ethnic diversity, the correlation of hard work and goal accomplishment, perseverance, democracy, and the vital importance of really listening to one another.