The Beat
Episode 1: Dreams

Dreams. What are they? Why do we have them? What do they mean to you? Please join us for the first episode of the TSA Beat Podcast, where we explored the act, science and art of dreaming in all of its multiple facets.
Special Guests:
Toledo School for the Arts Faculty
Ken Burchett-Housholder, Pam Haywood, Carlyn Campbell-Johannes, Ciera Ford, Megan Aherne & Taylor Moyer
Dream Montage Contributors:
Elle Hurst, Avery Miller, Mackenzie Blackburn, Vance Raiti, Zoie Sime, Madelyn Tomaszewski & Madisyn Whaley
Original Music & Score:
Lucas Madrazo, Dream Louder & Lauren Balthrop
Created & Produced by:
Aubre Siler & Lucas Madrazo

The Beat Episode 2: The Underground

At Toledo School for the Arts, one of the looming elements in most students’ minds is recognition – visibility school wide as well as to our community at large. In this episode we wanted to focus on those of us that aren’t necessarily in that traditional spotlight. Perhaps even avoiding it in some cases. Those of us behind the scenes honing our craft. Those of us hustling under the radar. In this second episode of the TSA Beat, we’d like to welcome you to The Underground.

Special Guests

Jimesha Ragland (Senior)
Kyleigh Bialecki (Junior)  Instagram @starryskyes2674
DaNe’sia Barnett (Senior)
Gabe Pawloski (Senior)  Instagram  @realestsincekennedy
Joshua Lyphout (Senior)  Instagram @josh_.dl
Lucas Frost (Senior) Instagram  @_hovvard
Original Music and Score:
Dream Louder & Lucas Frost
Bach’s Suite for Solo Cello No. 2 in D minor performed by Josh Lyphout

Created and Produced by:
Aubre Siler & Lucas Madrazo

The Beat Episode 3: origins

The 2020 through 2021 academic year is essentially wrapping up, and the bittersweet emotions that come from liminal periods like this are ubiquitous in our TSA community—We’d argue that’s especially the case considering the events of the past year. For nearly 22 years, our school has stood as a proud beacon of the arts in our city—and continued to stand through a pandemic. Reflecting on our experiences here has illuminated a deep curiosity as to what, or who, came before; how this place actually came to be.

With every graduating class comes an influx of new arrivals; people with their own significant experiences and new things to bring to the table. As such, the culture of TSA is ever-changing, and yet has always remained distinctly the same since the very beginning. What exactly is the culture here at TSA? How is it sustained in a way that still allows for innovation and diversity?

This episode, as we all ready ourselves for new change and a new chapter of life, we had the chance to reminisce with a few TSA OGs. This is TSA’s oral history—months of work—and the first official documentation of our humble beginnings.

Created and Produced by:
Aubre Siler & Lucas Madrazo