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Next week is the time for TSA staff to showcase their own talents! Come hear the musical talents of Leah Williams, Lydia Horvath & Melissa Toth (with Jamie Dauel), Diana Anderson & Megan Heer, and Amelia Lefevre (with Heer). Also on the program are two magnificent private voice instructors, Kim Buehler & Jo-Anne Chrysochoos, the private viola instructor, Reed Anderson (with Jamie Dauel) and Rob Desmond’s percussive presentation. The staff recital is on Monday September 25th in the Attic Theatre at 7p.m. Admission is free.

It’s not a TSA event if you’re not having fun! At the Flying Pig Music Festival, you can do just that. There’s something for the entire family from bubbles, face painting, and caricatures for the younger ones and live music and food trucks for everyone else. The doors open at 3:30 and the lot will be rockin from 4- 9:30. Come see local bands and musicians perform on the TSA loading dock with our TSA staff among them. It won’t just be the staff sharing the spotlight though, but our very own TSA students performing a piece or two from the upcoming musical, The Music Man. The dates for that show are October 19th- 22nd at Owens Community College Center for Performing Arts. All can also look forward to our cherished alumni GCS members, Messengers of Steel. Mark it on your calendar! We will be sad if you miss it.

Back in June over 100 works were submitted to the show, Undisclosed. Each work was signed on the back to keep the artist’s identity hidden. People purchased tickets to participate and upon entry to the show, each guest was given a number. The number they drew would determine the order in which they picked their piece to take home. Once a piece was chosen, the artist was then revealed. This current exhibition features the first three artists chosen at this event.

We have had an incredibly busy start of the school year! In addition to the usual start of the year activities our students participated in two fantastic events.

On August 19, Toledo School for the Arts was the Grand Marshal for The Toledo Pride Parade. TSA is the first school to have ever participated in this event, and we had over 200 participants!

This past Wednesday, three students (left to right: Ren Cottrell, Sean Spino, and Simon Baehr) received their Shodan certificates (first degree black belt). All three students have worked diligently to achieve this level, and I could not be prouder of them!

Welcome to the new, online edition of Toledo School for the Arts’ Spotlights. This marks a shift from our previous print editions and we hope that you will enjoy this new format. It gives us much more flexibility and allows us to keep you more up-to-date on the current events at the school. And trust me, there are far too many to ever include in a quarterly print publication! Our goal is to provide articles that will encourage you to visit us on a regular basis to find the news that matters most to you. We hope that you’ll visit frequently to see all that is going on.

TSA has had an incredibly busy and successful summer. As usual there were so many different activities that it is impossible to talk about all of them. Below are just a few of the things our students were up to over their summer “break.”

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