Arts Education Takes Center Stage

Arts Education Takes Center Stage

Sat, 09/29/2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join host Robert Hammond as he highlights arts education on this week's Stage Notes. Bob Sagan, Director of Education and Outreach for the Rochester Broadway Theatre League and Shauni Ruetz, winner of the 2011 Jimmy Award will be his guests.

Andy Williams

Hammond will pay tribute to legendary singer Andy Williams, who died on Tuesday after a year-long battle with bladder cancer.

Rochester native Shauni Ruetz with her 2011 Jimmy Award.

The National High School Music Awards (the Jimmy Award)

The National High School Musical Theater Awards is a celebration of outstanding student achievement in high school musical theater. Established by the Pittsburgh CLO and Nederlander Alliances, LLC, this program recognizes individual artistry in vocal, dance, and acting performance, as well as honors teachers and their schools’ commitment to excellence in performing arts education. As industry leaders, the Pittsburgh CLO and The Nederlander Organization believe that the NHS Musical Theater Awards™ is an initiative that will stimulate new partnerships between theaters and the schools in their area, engage entire families in the activities of their children and contribute to the development of future audiences for live performing arts in communities across America. The NHS Musical Theater Awards™ focus much needed attention on the meaningful work being done by today’s dedicated teachers and celebrate real kids with wide ranging talents on and off the stage regardless of their career aspirations.