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Dance @ PCCA

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Visual Art @ PCCA


Senior Exit Show

Gallery 2, Bldg 5


Student News

National Scholastics Awards in NYC!

Following PCCA  students won the National Medals in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.  These students were recognized at Carnegie Hall in New York City on June 6th.  
•Marissa Jennings (theater):  Silver Medal in Photography
•Indigo Naar (visual):  American Visions Medal in Fashion
•Angelica DeLillo (visual):  Gold Medal in Ceramics and a Silver Medal Portfolio
•Eric Voorhis (visual):  Gold Medal in Jewelry, a Silver Medal Portfolio, and the 3D Systems Award in the “Future New” category.

Grayson Samuels, class of 2015, was honored this summer in Carmel, Indiana with the “Songbook Celebration Award” at the Michael Feinstein "Great American Songbook High School Vocal Competition.“  This national competition brought together 12 finalists from around the United States for one week of master classes and intensive education at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana.  The event culminated with an evening performance on July 25 featuring music and songs from “The Great American Songbook.”  Along with the title, Grayson also was presented with $1,000 to be used to further his musical education.  

Guest Mentors for the week included Cheryl Bentyne, Grammy Award-winning jazz singer from The Manhattan Transfer; Marc Cherry, "Desperate Housewives" creator/television producer; Michael Feinstein, competition founder and five-time Grammy nominee and Sylvia McNair, two-time Grammy Award winner and regional Emmy Award winner.

Grayson made the finals after winning the Southeast Regional competition in Atlanta, Georgia in May.  His songs included "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" and "On The Street Where You Live." 

2014 SPC Pinellas County HS Art Exhibition:

1st Place: 

Sarah garcia 9th grade

3rd Place:

Mallory Lundquist 10th grade

Honorable Mention:

Amanda Matthews 11th grade

2014 Walker's Rising Stars! 

Congratulations to the following PCCA students for their excellent performance!
Caroline Atkins – Theatre 2nd Place
Tristan Braboy – Dance 2nd Place
Caleb Clarke – Visual Arts 2nd Place
Matt Fulton – Instrumental Music 4th Place

Music @ PCCA

Student Music Recital

Sept. 18, 2~4PM

Grand Theater

Theater @ PCCA

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Alumni News

PCCA Alumni Association

NEXT Alumni Association meeting: Thursday, September 4th, 2014. 6:30 meeting, PCCA Tour: 6:00.

Meeting will include: alumni picture sorting, voting for association officers, and bylaw information.

John Bambery, class of 2005, Musical Theatre, with composer John Kander and actress Michelle V. John played younger Anton in the musical THE VISIT at the Williamstown Theatre Festival AUGUST 2014.

Alicia DiRizziano (class of 2014) was awarded the Sargent Art Award, by winning 1st place for the 2014 Florida Art Education Association K-12 Virtual Exhibition. Sargent Award winners are invited to spend a weekend in NYC, all expenses paid. Alicia, her mother and Ms. Nogami toured and visited all of the main attractions, including a broadway show in NYC, along with 90 other award winning families from all over the US. Congratulations Alicia!

Blaine Krauss, now a senior at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music will be playing the role of Jean Valjean in the musical LES MISERABLES February 27-March 9, 2014!!!  He will then be performing in his Senior Showcase in New York City on April 7, 2014.  After graduation he will be performing at the MUNY in the show TARZAN.

Currently, Blaine is on a national tour of the Lion King as the understudy for Simba/ and a cast member for the male ensemble.

Faculty News

Kathy Bawel, Music Theory / Keyboard Faculty at PCCA, was awarded a National Artist Teacher Fellowship in April 2014. Formerly known as the Surdna Arts Teachers Fellowship, the program offers teachers the opportunity to immerse themselves in their own creative work, interact with other professional artists, and stay current with new practices. Ms. Bawel travelled to Rome, Italy in June to study and work with reknowned choral composer and conductor, Z Randall Stroope, at the Rome International Choral Festival. Kathy rehearsed, accompanied.  and conducted the choir, which sang at St. Peter's Basilica as well as the Basilica di Santa Maria sopra Minerva in Rome. As part of the Fellowship, Mrs. Bawel has begun composing her first choral piece, to be premeired May 21, 2015. Her mentor at the Festival, Dr. Stroope , will compose the first commissioned work for the Pinellas County Center for the Arts. Stroope's piece, in addition to many other of Dr. Stroope's works, will be featured at the concert on May 21 in the Grande Theater at Gibbs High School.  

Visual Art Faculty are keeping busy. Former faculty Joyce Walker and current faculty Yoko Nogami are represented at Clayton Galleries in Tampa. Their works can be seen in the Hot Summer Show II currently on exhibit.


PCCA Event Calendar

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GT= Grande Theater

ET= Experimental Theater

G1=Gallery 1-Building 8

G2=Gallery 2 Building 4

Morean =Morean Art Center