[DOE-Arts] Maine DOE VPA Weekly Newsletter

Lambert, Beth Beth.Lambert at maine.gov
Fri Dec 1 16:35:52 EST 2017

Welcome to the Maine Department of Education Visual and Performing Arts Weekly E-mail!
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Conversations with Beth: Are you wondering about what is happening with ESSA and PBE in Maine? Join me for a zoom conversation, Thursday, December 7th at 3pm. This will be a conversation so come with your questions and feedback :) Register here<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdzm97nFOjcs070fI0QFw4RK7QRlOAof7gKyCdr0f5iY6xgJw/viewform?usp=sf_link>.

Local Artists Needed: Noble High School in North Berwick Maine is looking for some local artists who might share their expertise with a group of talented students for a couple of hours one day during school (and possibly right after school). This is a paid position. Interested?  Contact Fern Brown, fern.brown at msad60.org<mailto:fern.brown at msad60.org> for more information.

University of Maine Scholarships Opportunities for Your Students:
Music: ANY STUDENT who chooses to perform in a large ensemble may be eligible for this scholarship worth $12,000 over 4 years at the university based on the music educator's recommendation.

Theatre: Students wishing to be considered for the scholarship should email UMtheatrescholarship at maine.edu<mailto:UMtheatrescholarship at maine.edu> to identify their interest in the scholarship.

Information can be found at https://umaine.edu/spa/scholarships/<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001sWvT2TZzqPE5JCsyCEdZ5wW8bzR0SK3d4AN2PKdhlpWXvp0swr3KwFKu-G4LmIELofdrbAfPyybfrUyjGFiby2zSvWn_bjZmCKVKqFpsjtH-E70LOurD5l0KhesrulEQ_2Hb14m2X_-cJQcqSIxVgEncDEaTj6DmCigpdVLCERs=&c=M89YXUqNBxhCpqrR3e98ymvEiT_bFRs7u8HJKVO_DNloItn8Cq-DdQ==&ch=Ds9pNm0_mdIpEwwpmu2CEHPpLmEWRu_T5xsX9KocIj0x43qGFmHRIA==>. In order to be eligible to receive these scholarships students must submit a complete application for admission by December 1

Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute<https://www.carnegiehall.org/Education/>: invites outstanding young American instrumentalists ages 14-17 to audition for NYO2's 2018 season<https://www.carnegiehall.org/nyo2/>. NYO2 has a particular focus on attracting talented students from groups underserved by and underrepresented in the classical orchestral field. NYO2 is free for all participants, including room and board, and all rehearsal, teaching, and performance activities. A formal nomination<https://www.carnegiehall.org/NYO2/ApplicationInformation/?sourceCode=27821&cluid=86079529&utm_source=mail2&utm_campaign=wmi-NYO2-10-13-2017&cmp=1&utm_medium=email> from a teacher, ensemble director, school/band/orchestra administrator, or community leader is required as part of the application. Dec. 1 is the deadline for submitting online applications<https://www.carnegiehall.org/NYO2/ApplicationInformation/?sourceCode=27821&cluid=86079529&utm_source=mail2&utm_campaign=wmi-NYO2-10-13-2017&cmp=1&utm_medium=email> for the NYO2 orchestral program<https://www.carnegiehall.org/NYO2/ApplicationInformation/?sourceCode=27821&cluid=86079529&utm_source=mail2&utm_campaign=wmi-NYO2-10-13-2017&cmp=1&utm_medium=email>.

Submissions Open! 2018 Scholastic Awards Celebrate the Work of Young Artists and Writers: The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers is accepting submissions<http://portal.criticalimpact.com/go.cfm?a=1&eid=3eb27b2aa150e879383698465e933efc&c=25742&jid=146f48fed582bb80&d=5c1c6a2e2a9f197f3947229f28c3afba> of original work that demonstrate technical skill and reflect a personal voice or vision for its 2018 Scholastic Awards. Public, private or home-school students enrolled in seventh-12th grade are eligible to submit their work. Deadlines for submission is December 14th.

Musical Theater Songwriting Contest Seeks Talented High School Students: The National Endowment for the Arts has announced a national competition for musical theater songwriting, and it's looking for talented young composers. Application period begins Oct. 2 and ends Jan. 5th. FMI<http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/high_school_and_beyond/2017/09/musical_theater_songwriting_contest_seeks_talented_high_school_students.html?cmp=eml-enl-eu-news3&M=58199491&U=919505>.

The ArtEffect Project: With cash prizes up to $5,000, The ArtEffect Project<https://lowellmilkencenter.org/arteffectproject/> recognizes student art projects that creatively interpret an Unsung Hero story through a visual arts project, short narrative film, play, or creative story. The ArtEffect Project is open to U.S. and international students in grades 6-12 and has a deadline of February 15, 2018. More info and a free 10 step art lesson plan can be found HERE<https://lowellmilkencenter.org/arteffectproject/>.

Portland Conservatory of Music: Maine pianists, ages 12-18, are invited to apply to the Ocy L. Downs Competition to be held March 24, 2018. The Winner will receive a monetary award of $500 and an invitation to present a solo Noonday Concert in Portland, Maine.  Special awards for exceptional performances in five historical periods will receive a $50 prize. Application deadline is March 1, 2018. Click here for a PDF application<http://portlandconservatoryofmusic.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/OcyDownsApplication2018.pdf>. Application and repertoire requirements available here<http://portlandconservatoryofmusic.org/about-pcm/awards/>.

The Discovery Award: With cash prizes up to $7,500, the Discovery Award<https://lowellmilkencenter.org/discovery-award/> recognizes student projects that celebrate Unsung Heroes from history uncovered through student research and creatively presented in a student-produced documentary film, play, or website.  The Discovery Award is open to U.S. and international students in grades 4-12 and has a deadline of July 1, 2018. More info can be found HERE<https://lowellmilkencenter.org/discovery-award/>.

Know Your Orchestra! voucher program: encourages students to become acquainted with classical music and their home orchestra. This program allows up to 4 children 18-and-under to attend BSO Masterworks Concerts for just $4 when accompanied by up to 2 adults, who can receive $14 tickets. Download and print <https://www.bangorsymphony.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/KYO-Voucher_17-18-Color.pdf> a copy of the 2017-18 Voucher.

Maine Young Playwrights Festival: The Maine Young Playwrights Festival is an annual event celebrating Maine's high school writers and providing an opportunity for students to see and hear their plays on stage, in front of an audience, and with feedback from professional writers to help them improve their work. As many student scripts will be showcased in one day as can! The format is open for student work at any level of development!  Performances range from seated readings of scenes to staged readings to fully produced plays, and from 5 minutes to 40 minutes. Saturday, December 2nd, location still TBD.

Northeast Educational Theatre Festival: Maine will host the two-day festival on Jan. 19-20, 2018, at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham. FMI<http://www.northeastedta.org/festival-2018.html>.

Maine Art Education Association Spring Conference: Professional Development to GO!; Ashland District School, April 7th. BONUS Option: Friday - Join MAEA on a coach bus that will drive the 95 corridor picking up eager and committed Art Educators. The mile markers will fly bye as we engage in mobile professional development and art making in this pre-conference event as we journey to grow with our colleagues in Aroostook County

MAINE Powered By TEACH TO LEAD SUMMIT: Monday, April 9th at Husson University. We are excited to announce a collaboration between the United States Department of Education, the Maine Department of Education, Husson University, and the Maine Teach to Lead Teacher Leadership Committee to host the first Maine Powered By Teach to Lead Summit. The summit is a unique opportunity for teams of teachers and administrators to develop concrete plans to solve problems in their schools and districts and to network with other teachers from across our state. Teams can share teacher-led work happening across Maine. This event offers time away from your district, allowing team members to delve deeply into the problem-solving process. Applications coming soon.

Maine Music Education Association Annual Conference: "Music for All" at the University of Maine in Orono on May 17-19th.

AOS 96: The Machias School system is looking for an instrumental music teacher for grades 4-12. For more information contact Superintendent Scott Porter at (207) 255-6585. https://servingschools.com/job/zr3btv/music-teacher/machias/me

RSU 24: Sumner Memorial High School is seeking candidates for our full-time high school Art Teacher position.  The Art Teacher provides comprehensive art instruction to students in grades 9-12, including Art I and Art II, Digital Art, Yearbook, Philosophy of the Artist, and Project Based Learning Art.  Qualifications include a record of successful teaching experience, the ability to take advantage of our students' excitement and enthusiasm, and the ability to collaborate with staff and students at the high school level.  Proficiency Based Education experience is plus.  Must hold a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree with an Art and Secondary Education concentrations preferred. FMI.<http://www.rsu24.org/apps/jobs/show_job.jsp?REC_ID=24086>

Brunswick School Department: Long term Substitute: Kindergarten through Grade 2 General Music Teacher at Coffin Elementary School. Experience with K-2 general music and ability to plan and implement lessons including, but not limited to, singing, playing instruments and moving to music. Duties include general music classes, an adapted general music class, and a behavior program general music class. FMI<https://brunswickschooldepartment.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=187>.

Art Position available: 3/5 art position for Athens Community School and Harmony Elementary

MSAD 44: 3/5 general music teacher position open at Crescent Park School in Bethel.

Enrichment Program of Snow Pond Center for the Arts<http://enrichment.snowpond.org/>: is looking for volunteers for the program that have areas of interest, expertise, knowledge, and experience in any are or field that could help the children be exposed to more interesting and fun things. Contact Jen Birch<mailto:jen.birch at snowpond.org> for more information.

Beth A Lambert
Visual and Performing Arts Specialist
Aroostook County Regional Representative
Maine Department of Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
beth.lambert at maine.gov<mailto:beth.lambert at maine.gov>
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