2016 GRANT RECIPIENTS
In partnership with the Creative Arts Department, The HSA/PTA & The Ed Foundation
All 5th-grade students participated in a ten-week ballroom dance residency in which they learned essential life skills through the art of social dance.
Curtains Up: An Elementary Musical Theatre Experience!
Allison Friedman & Stacey Medford
4th and 5th grade students will take part in an after-school musical theater program/club. Students will put on two full musical productions (Spring and Fall 2016) containing singing, dancing, costumes, and scenery.
District Band Spectacular at Tilles Center for Performing Arts
Band students in 5th-12th grade will experience the thrill of performing in a world-class concert hall.
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math) in the 21st Century Art Class
Kevin Scully, Terri Hall, Kris Murphy, Miranda Best, Peter Koch
The purchase of extended range document cameras, a state-of-the-art Wacom Interactive Tablet Stylus and a Hi-Definition Television will allow art students to work with the newest of technology, exposing them to the future of art.
Main Stage Productions
Lauren Foster-Holzer & Christine Nelson
Funds will be used to offset the costs of Schreiber’s annual musical production.
Shakespeare in Performance
Over the course of a week, students will participate in workshops with classical stage actor and former English teacher, Blythe Coons, to lift Shakespeare’s plays off the page and bring them to life in the stage culminating in Schreiber’s annual Shakespeare Day.
Electronic Composition using 21st Century MIDI Technology
Anthony Pinelli, Jr.
The purchase of MIDI keyboards and interfaces will allow the Music Department to take music production, composition, performance and recording to the next level. Students will be able to compose complete compositions and have the ability to create a Schreiber record label.
Solarplate Etching: Exploring Identity
Miranda Best, Kris Murphy
Master printmaker and inventor of solarplate etching, Dan Welden, will work with AP Art students to create original solarplate etchings that explore the theme of identity.
Creation and Animation with Light Painting
The purchase of a revolutionary technology called a “Pixelstick” will allow photography students to experiment with light and time-lapse photography gaining a deeper understanding of photo-realistic art and the creation of abstract images.
The Memory Project
The Art Honor Society will create portraits of teens and children around the world who have been orphaned, neglected, or disadvantaged to provide them with special memories that capture their childhood.
Students will participate in a select choir where the best vocalists have an opportunity to perform fun, yet musically rigorous pop music at their full vocal potential.
Weber Woodwind & Brass Ensemble
A woodwind and brass ensemble group will provide the opportunity for students to work in a small group setting to improve musicianship skills and to learn skills unique to the chamber music setting.
Audio/Theatre Tech Club
Allison Friedman & Matthew Gawronski
This brand new student club will focus on learning basic audio and video editing skills and theatre tech skills (sound, lighting, curtains). Students will be able to assist at school performances and learn how to create professional quality recordings of events.
Weber Music Composition Club
A before-school program designed to provide instruction in music composition. Students will be taught to compose in various musical styles for their main instrument and will deepen their comprehension and knowledge of musical theory.
Role Playing WWII Literature
8th graders will work with professional actress Barbara Tirrell to develop a deep understanding and appreciation for the history and people affected by WWII through the study and performance of characters in biographies and historical fiction novels.
Story Time Dance Program
Guest artist Karen Guy will use music and movement to explore Pre-K students’ natural environment, space, directionality and body awareness in connection with content areas such as social studies, science and literature.
5th grade students will learn to express themselves through the art of play writing and acting. They will be introduced to the basic fundamentals of writing a play and have the opportunity to craft and perform their own original plays.
Charlotte’s Web Arts-in-Education Program
2nd grade students will be introduced to the magic of live theater while extending the classroom curriculum with this presentation of the musical version of Charlotte’s Web, performed by Plaza Theatrical Productions.
Broadway Workshop – School of Rock
Stacey Drucker, Lourdes Mergler, Kimberley Singh
Prior to seeing School of Rock on Broadway, 5th grade students will participate in a workshop that recreates a true Broadway rehearsal with students learning a choreographed dance piece, staging, and a musical composition directly from School of Rock taught by actual cast members and musical directors.
Terpsichore from Shore to Shore
Guest artists Michael and Rachael Kosch will lead a dance residency/program for K-1st graders that integrates movement, music, and the new Social Studies/ELA curriculum.
HEARTS’ Bach to Rock Teen Jam Nights
In weekly two-hour jam sessions, teens learn to jam with other musicians, write songs, play covers, plan a stage show, and perform at local venues. Sessions include one hour of coaching from a pro band coach and one hour of open jamming.
Port Summer Show
Funds will be used to offset the costs of Port Summer Show’s annual musical production.