TJ Arts is proud to announce that we have awarded six annual scholarships and awards to graduating seniors from Thomas Jefferson High School. We had many worthy candidates apply this year and are excited to see so many committed students studying the arts.
This year’s winners are:
James Bernard – Matteo Music Scholarship ($1,000) Casey Lako – Margie Liberati Memorial Music Scholarship ($1,000) & TJ Arts Scholarship ($500) Delaney Metikosh – Kathy Cecotti Memorial Scholarship ($1,000) & TJ Arts Scholarship ($500) Camryn Lanning – Founders’ Award ($500)
To view the school district’s formal awards announcement that included the Matteo, Liberati, and TJ Arts scholarships, click here. To view the TJHS theatre club’s presentation of the Cecotti Scholarship and Founders’ Award, click here.
Congratulations to these very deserving students! Keep up the great work!
TJ Arts is excited to participate in #GiveBigPittsburgh on Tuesday, November 27, in a city-wide day of giving. Please support our arts education programming and help us meet our $2,000 in pledged donor matches by making a donation on November 27!
TJ Arts is seeking an artist in the Pittsburgh area to complete a $10,000 commissioned public art piece for the New High School in Jefferson Hills. The commissioned artwork will be a large-scale portrait of Thomas Jefferson, namesake of the new school.
Join us for TJ Arts’ 8th annual Sweet Sweet Jazzas we celebrate “One Last Time” performing in the current Thomas Jefferson High School before the new school opens next year. Held Sunday, October 15, doors open at 5:30pm with desserts, and the music will begin at 6:30pm. This year’s concert will be an unforgettable evening, dedicated to the late trombonist, Bill Balas.
All year, TJ Arts has provided meaningful artistic opportunities for students and residents of West Jefferson Hills. We couldn’t do this without YOU and hope that you will continue your support with a tax-deductible donation to TJ Arts by December 31.
As TJHS English/Drama teacher Sandy Barker says, “I think we forget that there are still so many students in our school district who have never been to the Cultural District or had the opportunity to see a live performance.” With your help, TJ Arts can continue to sponsor field trips, master classes and in-school arts assemblies so that all 3,000 students in WJHSD can experience the power of the arts.
TJ Arts’ 7th Annual Sweet Sweet Jazz on Sunday, October 9 will delight jazz aficionados and musical theatre-lovers alike! Join us for a Broadway-inspired evening including sweet desserts, alumni, Hall of Famers, local students, and the snazziest, jazziest tunes!
Mike Tomaro (Director of Jazz Studies at Duquesne University) will lead us through the evening as our emcee, with Ray DeFade, Sr. directing the TJ Alumni Big Band, Benny Benack, Jr. with the Benny Benack Band, the TJHS Jazz Bands led by Jim Mirabella, and the A Cappella JagChoir led by Julie Lucci. The vocals of Kevin Kindlin and Dorette DeFade will sweeten the night. Attendees can look forward to renditions from their favorite musicals such as The Phantom of theOpera, Evita, 42nd Streetand even the Tony Award-winning phenomenon Hamilton – just to name a few!
Hosted at Thomas Jefferson High School, doors open at 5:30pm to delightful desserts catered by local businesses, followed by music at 6:30pm. Tickets are just $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under and are available at the door.
Proceeds from Sweet Sweet Jazz support TJ Arts’ work in the WJHSD community. Can’t attend but want to support? Sponsorship opportunities are available; contact Karen Suszynski at 412-655-0747 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Benefit Concert
Featuring The Steel Blossoms Sunday, August 7, 2016
IS SOLD OUT!
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Spoonwood Brewing Co.
5981 Baptist Road, Bethel Park, PA
Emceed by 2006 TJHS alumna Kelly Langenohl of 100.7 STAR
Doors open at 5:30pm; Music begins at 6:30pm
Adults $30 in advance; Children $15 (12 and under) in advance
Ticket includes entertainment, 1 drink & light appetizers
Rock the Arts: Live at Spoonwood, TJ Arts’ first-ever benefit rock concert, will take place on Sunday, August 7 at Spoonwood Brewing Co. and will feature hometown country duo the Steel Blossoms! The Steel Blossoms, now based in Nashville, hail from Pittsburgh and include Sara Zebley and 2010 TJHS alumna Hayley Prosser, who love telling stories through their lyrics and featured harmonies. Last October they released their debut album, “Year Number One,” and we can’t wait to give those who attend Rock the Arts this exclusive opportunity to enjoy the Steel Blossoms at our intimate concert.
All proceeds benefit arts enrichment programs in West Jefferson Hills. All sales final; no refunds except in case of cancellation.