Future of the Arts Gala

We are excited to announce that Cincinnati’s finest performers and The School for the Creative & Performing Arts (SCPA) students will come together at Music Hall to create a magical artistic experience on Friday evening, January 25, 2019.




Row 1 - Ryan Sohmer, Kylia Schear, Honorary Chair Otto M. Budig, Jr., Mariah Crawley, Dejas Cromwell, Linda Rogowski Row 2 – Pam Fellerhoff, Melissa Carlson, Holly Brians Ragusa, Mary Bunker, Jane Simon, Stacey Miller Row 3 – Tim Cagle, Amy Banister, Joyce Monger, SCPA External Relations Officer Teresa Summe-Haas, Karla Ziesmann

SCPA Future of the Arts Gala Photo

CELEBRATE “THE FUTURE OF THE ARTS”

A Collaboration of the Region’s Five Major Performing Arts Companies

and The School for Creative & Performing Arts

 

Cincinnati’s finest performers and The School for Creative & Performing Arts (SCPA) students will come together at Music Hall on Friday evening, January 25 to create a magical artistic experience. Following weeks of mentorship and collaboration, students will join the professionals on stage as they showcase their talent during “The Future of the Arts Gala.”

 

This celebratory event, Honorarily Chaired by Otto M. Budig, Jr., will feature performances by the Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, May Festival, and The School for Creative & Performing Arts. Following a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m., the program continues with dinner and performances.

 

For more than 40 years, SCPA’s mission is to provide a world-class artistic and educational experience for students. “Providing students with opportunities to work alongside outstanding professional artists in our community rounds out the exceptional educational experience that SCPA strives to provide,” said SCPA Principal Michael Owens.

 

Public tax dollars for Cincinnati Public Schools cover the cost of academic education, however, SCPA must annually raise more than $500,000 to support the expenses of the artistic program. “Our students come from a wide variety of ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, with 53% of the students living below the poverty level. This is not only SCPA’s major fundraiser but also a way to shine a spotlight on our remarkable young performers,” said SCPA Faculty, Drew and Lea Lachey.

 

Tickets for “The Future of the Arts” which includes cocktails, dinner, the program, and complimentary valet parking are $150 each. Reservations may be made at scpacps12.weshareonline.org. For questions, please contact External Relations Officer Teresa Summe-Haas at haaster@cps-k12.org.