Miro & The Community School

Miro & The Community School

A conversation with Dan Heck, Visual and Performing Arts Department Chairman, and Board Chairman, Francis Lonsway, began last fall. SiCheng Liu, the Upper School strings teacher, joined as preparations were made for a Master Class with her eighteen-member string...
Tyson & Beilman Visit Palmetto Ridge High School

Tyson & Beilman Visit Palmetto Ridge High School

An early morning appointment. Benjamin Beilman (violin) and Andrew Tyson (piano) arrived at Collier County’s most northeast high school for a 9:00 am Master Class. The students were ready to play. It was a clearly a piece on which they had spent time. The two artists...
Formosa Quartet at Pine Ridge Middle

Formosa Quartet at Pine Ridge Middle

Tuesday morning, January 21, the Formosa Quartet, our Artistic Director, Michael Finn, and Director of Development, Elizabeth Lynch, went to Pine Ridge Middle School and to East Naples Middle School. At Pine Ridge, the artists were introduced and welcomed by Nanette...
First Baptist Academy Gets Ready

First Baptist Academy Gets Ready

On November 19 students at First Baptist Academy were getting ready; practice makes perfect.  Then, on Monday evening, December 16, a dozen student musicians, their teacher, and the Fine Arts Director, Lani Mastrangelo, attended the opening concert of our 2020 Season,...
David Shifrin, Anna Polonsky & Peter Wiley at Lely High School

David Shifrin, Anna Polonsky & Peter Wiley at Lely High School

 This was our final connection of artists-to-schools for the 2018-2019 season. We were greeted by Jason Jones, Band and Orchestra Director. The program at Lely has approximately 130 band members and 30 in the orchestra. The workshop began after brief introductions....
Alexander Sitkovetsky at Gulf Coast High

Alexander Sitkovetsky at Gulf Coast High

We met Roxanna Guerra, the Orchestra and Choral Director, and her students for a workshop.  After welcoming and introductions, the artists, Alexander Sitkovetsky and Wu Qian, took the stage and played several pieces from their performance on Monday evening.  Warming...