Young Talent Sets the Stage for Community Improvement- May 4th, 2013
On May 4th, Artists for a Cause presented some of the most talented students that have taken part in their programs in the past year during their “Best and Brightest” event. The show, sponsored by Forest Hills, took place at their Young and Prill Chapel in Hobe Sound, and featured pop singers, classical, and musical theater artists, all of whom performed with great enthusiasm and professionalism.
Highlights of the event included moving vocal performances by gifted young vocalists Christina Reagan (co-president of A4AC’s club at Southfork H.S.) and Kevin Paul (President of the A4AC Club at the Pine School), a virtuoso violin improvisation by Timothy Nicholas, exceptional musical theater performances both by young artists, Michael Stern, Sophia Liano, and Madison Bailey, and powerful young adult artists, Talia Suskauer, Sydney Carbo, and Brianna Scully. Up-and-coming opera singer Savanna Webber, age 16, performed an Italian aria that brought the audience to their feet.
A4AC Talent at Nina Haven Scholarship Event - May 5th, 2013
The Nina Haven Scholarships, Inc. gives children in Martin County, Florida, who might otherwise not be able to, an opportunity to seek higher education. This year, for the foundation’s award reception May 5th, Christina Reagan represented A4AC, providing the event entertainment. In the top 2% of her class academically, Christina Reagan, is a singer, actress, dancer, oboe player, and pianist, who is also co-President of the Artists for a Cause club at Southfork High School.We’d like to thank Christina for representing A4AC in a way we can all be proud of. Christina sang both the National Anthem, and a song she learned for the event, “We’ve Only Just Begun”
Volunteers Captivate Sandhill Cove with Classical String Performance - May 11th, 2013
On Saturday, May 11th, string artists from Artists for a Cause’s Therapeutic Arts program performed at Sandhill Cove Retirement Community in Palm City. Cellist, Richard Levenstein, and violinist, Dr. Richard Berjian are registered A4AC Therapeutic Arts volunteers and long-time members of the Treasure Coast Symphony. The Therapeutic Arts program at A4AC sends the healing power of the visual and performing arts to those who wouldn’t be able to access them otherwise. The duo enthralled the residents with music from various artists, such as Handel, Breval and Bach. The players elicited delight from the entire audience, an intimate group of 20 in wheelchairs.
Pine School A4AC Club wraps up their Share Arts outreach - May 16th, 2013
On May 16th, high school students from the Pine School’s A4AC Club completed their “Share Arts” outreach for the school season. The program has helped advanced visual and performing arts students to share their arts education with younger kids that have less access. Based on tremendous success, the program will be repeated at the Pine School in the fall, and replicated at other A4AC Clubs throughout the region.
Therapeutic Arts Performance: Treble Makers - May 16th, 2013
On May 25, a group of junior high school-aged performing artists presented a musical theater concert for residents at the Brighton Gardens senior living facility in Port St. Lucie. The event, featuring one hour of vibrant and engaging performances by members of the Treasure Coast Treble Makers, is one of several Artists for a Cause Therapeutic Arts presentations scheduled to take place this summer, both in local nursing homes and assisted living facilities, and at facilities that care for children in at-risk communities.
Founded by a group of young artists sharing a passion for musical theater, The Treasure Coast Treble Makers specializes in entertaining audiences with classic Broadway show tunes and timeless popular melodies. Among the company's members are up-and-coming vocalists Michael Stern, Madison Bailey, Aaron Simons, Chloe Janson, Rachel Modest and Shay Derby, all of whom began their musical training at a very early age. Now in their teens, the group is very enthusiastic about using their talents to enrich local communities; an objective aligned with A4AC's mission statement.