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Application for 2016-17 School Year
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Reminder to Students
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Grand Arts is proud to present an original music video Dream It! Do It!
Showcasing Grand Arts students following their dreams!
Directed and Choreographed by Debbie Allen
Woman at the Window: The Triangle Factory Fire
is an original 45-minute musical work, based on an historic event. Words and melodies were written by Grand Arts choir students under the guidance of the Los Angeles Master Chorale. On March 25, 1911, a fire broke out on the 8th floor of the Triangle Factory in NYC. Within 20 minutes, the inferno had spread to multiple floors. 146 workers, mostly young girls from Italian and Jewish immigrant families, perished in the tragedy. Once the fire started, there was no escape--building safety standards did not exist; horse-drawn firetrucks did not have ladders tall enough to reach the upper floors. Hear the story told in a live concert oratorio. Performances are free: Thu, Feb 4 at 12 p.m. | Fri, Feb 5, 7p.m.
Grand Arts Students Performed at L.A. Central Library
As part of the Changing America exhibit at the magnificent Central Library in downtown Los Angeles, Grand Arts students performed in the Library's Mark Taper Auditorium. The performance included an historical review of the civil rights movement and its modern-day lessons, which was followed by discussion led by a panel of scholars and community leaders.
Grand Arts Music Academy Junior Terran Artis has been named one of the six best high school jazz musicians in Los Angeles by the Thelonius Monk/Los Angeles Peer-to-Peer Jazz Sextet. Terran’s first gig with the sextet was at the Dolby Theatre (home of the Academy Awards telecast) in Hollywood on November 15. They played on the same bill with Patti Austin, George Benson, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dave Grusin, Herbie Hancock, Al Jerreau, Arturo Sandoval, Wayne Shorter, and more. The event was hosted by Seth McFarlane, Andy Garcia, Jeff Goldblum, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Grand Arts salutes you, Terran!
Young Arts Finalist
Eleventh grade Visual Arts student Olivia Winslow has been invited to Miami as a 2016 Young Arts Foundation finalist. Congratulations, Olivia!
August Wilson 2015 Competition
The following Grand Arts students will be advancing to the semifinal round of the August Wilson Monologue Competition. Semifinals take place Saturday, December 12. Congratulations!
ABT at Grand Arts!
American Ballet Theatre brought its Make a Ballet on Tour program to two schools in Los Angeles this Fall, Gabriella Charter School and Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts. Both schools worked with ABT’s Make a Ballet dance and design teaching artists October 9-16, 2015. The program culminated in a showing of the two schools' work at Cortines High School on Friday, October 16.
Make a Ballet on Tour, the traveling arm of American Ballet Theatre’s award-winning Make a Ballet program, is a one-week intensive residency program that tutors students in various aspects of ballet and stagecraft including choreography, performance, set and costume design. This residency, which reaches approximately 200 students, will explore ABT’s production of The Nutcracker, choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky. All participating students will be invited to attend a dress rehearsal of ABT’s The Nutcracker at the Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts in Costa Mesa on December 10. American Ballet Theatre’s Make a Ballet on Tour in Los Angeles is made possible by Ellen and Harry Levitt, Jane and Ron Koblin, Robert and Alicia Levitt, Julie and Kenneth Moelis, Stewart Smith and Robin Ferracone, Stephanie and Leon Vahn, and Mary Jane Wagle. For more information on Make a Ballet on Tour and other ABT educational outreach programs, please visit www.abt.org/education/programsforschools.asp.
Art Student Honored with National Tour
Grand Arts student Josue Lopez's art work His Past Lives has been selected for the Art.Write.Now.Tour 2015–2016, the national travelling exhibition of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. His work will be featured at galleries, museums, and cultural spaces in Florida, Indiana, South Dakota, and Nevada.
August Wilson Competition Recap
MOCA Teen Night Features 10 Grand Arts Students
Congratulations to the following VAPA students who were selected for the exhibition at MOCA Teen Night April 11 at MOCA Geffen in Little Tokyo! Jasmin Ortega, Jung Hun Lee, Derek Luu, Camille Papa, Molly Kleinman, Crystal Sandoval, Jackson Crites, Patrick (PJ) Buckmar, Michelle Morales, Besso Mercado.
Grand Arts Visual Arts Students Excel in National Scholastic Awards
The following Visual Arts Academy Students received a total of 7 National Scholastic Awards:
Their efforts represent the top artworks in the nation as chosen by a jury panel of professors, art professionals and artists. The gold medal recipients are invited along with their teachers and families to a national gala ceremony and art show of their work at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Congratulations, students and teachers! This is our highest number of national Scholastic awards ever!
Grand Arts Artists Get the Gold
Going for Gold, the title of our current student art show, refers to our students' collective attempts and efforts to create the best artwork they can in pursuit of Gold Key Award distinction in the prestigious annual National Scholastic Art competition. In 2014 we went up against literally every private, public, and charter school in California for this event and emerged with the second highest total of awards in the state.
This year California was merged into the West Region-at-Large, so we were up against all schools not only in California but also in Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Hawaii, Montana and Wyoming as well. How did we do? Grand Arts students won more awards (159) than any other school in the entire west region!
Music Center Spotlight Award Winners
Grand Arts had two big winners in the Music Center's annual Spotlight Theatre Awards! Shan Shaikh received third place/honorable mention and $1,000. Wayne Mackins was chosen as one of the two Grand Prize Winners and will receive $5000 in addition to his performing at Disney Hall. Congratulations to you both for your outstanding work!
August Wilson Monologue Competition Finalists
We are thrilled to announce that five of our student actors—Paul Vincent III, Philip Patrick Bucknor, Trecey Dory, Wayne R. Mackins-Harris, and Wendy R. Morrow—were among the 12 Regional Finalists for Center Theatre Group's August Wilson Monologue Competition.
Five Grand Arts Students Recognized by YoungArts
Congratulations to each of our student winners, as well their faculty, for their individual excellence and achievement. Grand Arts is proud to announce five winners this year:
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