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After School Children’s Choir Opportunities

logoWe are excited to announce two new musical opportunities for children starting this Thursday, August 24. These after-school choir programs will teach your child essential singing and music literacy skills, while experiencing the joy of making music. Singing is a powerful tool for bringing people together, and by fostering a spirit of teamwork and camaraderie, your child will gain confidence in their musical abilities as they build long-lasting friendships.

We have two grade-level choirs:

The Chapel Choir is for those in kindergarten through third grade. This program will lay the foundation of music reading and vocal production while introducing children to a variety of musical styles. Chapel Choir will sing in worship once every eight weeks and will participate in the Christmas at Coral Ridge Concert on Friday, December 15.

Chapel Choir:
Time: 3:30 p.m to 4:15 p.m.
Location: CRPC Choir Room
Director: Lidia Blatz
Contact Email: blatzl@wa.edu

The Kings and Angels is for fourth through seventh grade. These young singers will be challenged as they learn to sing in two and three-part harmony. Further development of their ear training and sight-reading skills will strengthen their musicianship, allowing them to perform more advanced music. Kings and Angels will sing in worship once every six weeks and will participate in the Christmas at Coral Ridge Concert on Friday, December 15.

Kings & Angels:
Time: 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: First Floor Meeting Room (adjacent to choir room)
Director: Matt McMurrin
Contact Email: mmcmurrin@crpc.org
Contact Number: 954.334.5101

For any additional questions, please reach out to the appropriate director, as listed above. We look forward to making music with your children!

Juried Art Show Results

May 10, 2017 Posted in: Arts Tags: ,

ArtThis year’s Juried Art Show witnessed some of Westminster Academy’s best fine art talent. Every student enrolled in high school art classes submitted work that they created over the course of the 2016-2017 school year to be judged. Selected students from middle school also had beautiful work on display and participated in their own competition.

For the first time ever, we had a People’s Choice Award–and you were the judges! Thank you to all who contributed in the judging process, making the show an absolute success.

AP/Art IV Best In Show

  • 1st Place Her Sweet Shadow | Gaby Peña
  • 2nd Place Adonis | Bailey Fleck
  • 3rd Place Persistence | Rochelle Crevier

Best Design Principles & Composition

  • 1st Place Adonis | Bailey Fleck
  • 2nd Place Lightning Storm | Tara Haggerty
  • 3rd Place Lil Brother | James Joannou

Most Creative & Original

  • 1st Place Midas | Bailey Fleck
  • 2nd Place Electric Slide | Cayla Coningsby
  • 3rd Place Mini Concentration: “Oh yah, yeah yeah yeah, blrrr” | Selena Kirby

Art III Best In Show

  • 1st Place Pink Graycie | Tara Haggerty
  • 2nd Place Mini Concentration: Haliphron Atlanticus | Daisy Scasserra
  • 3rd Place San Fran | Ashley Sharp

Honorable Mention

  • 1st Place French Fright | Logan O’Neil
  • 2nd Place Paintroller | Randi Moore
  • 3rd Place Out of the Streets | Alyssa Allen

ART II Best In Show

  • 1st Place Pixel Painting (Rose the Riveter) | Lexie Boehm
  • 2nd Place Nautical Nonsense | Liam Dober
  • 3rd Place Flamingo | Gabby Audet

Art I Best In Show

  • 1st Place Sunflower | Dylan Shao
  • 2nd Place Summer House | Madison Barrett
  • 3rd Place Blossom | Kyuree Kim

Best Technical Skill

  • 1st Place Lin Manuel Miranda | Gaby Peña
  • 2nd Place Twiggy | Caroline Geiger
  • 3rd Place Majora’s Masked Mask (Legend of Zelda) | Liam Dober

People’s Choice Award

  • 1st Place Lin Manuel Miranda | Gaby Peña
  • 2nd Place Midas | Bailey Fleck
  • 3rd Place Twiggy | Caroline Geiger

Worship Arts School Of Dance And Musical Theater At Westminster Academy

May 3, 2017 Posted in: Arts Tags: ,

Be sure to check out these two upcoming events brought to you by Westminster Academy’s after school dance and theater program.

The Dance Showcase will be on Wednesday, May 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall.

On Wednesday, May 17,  students will perform The Sound of Music at 7:00 p.m. in the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. This musical theater performance features our WA lower school students from grades 3 to 5, and six of our WA middle school students. The students have been preparing for several months, and it’s sure to be a fun and enjoyable evening for all ages.

Admission is free for both of these events, and no tickets are required. See you at the theater!

WA’s Music Program Receives National Recognition with the SupportMusic Merit Award for 2016

April 20, 2017 Posted in: Arts Tags: , ,

SupportMusicWestminster Academy has been honored with the SupportMusic Merit Award from the NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. WA is one of ninety-two schools from across the country and one of only three schools in Florida to receive the prestigious award in 2016.

The SupportMusic Merit Award is awarded to individual schools that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.

Schools that have been recognized by the NAMM Foundation are held up as models for other educators looking to boost their own music education programs.

To qualify for the SupportMusic Merit Award, Westminster Academy provided answers to detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program, and community music-making programs. Responses were verified and reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.

The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants and its approximately 10,300 members around the world. The foundation advances active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving, and public service programs. For more information about the NAMM Foundation, please visit www.nammfoundation.org.

Into the Woods—Don’t Miss The Pre-Play Food & Fun!

March 30, 2017 Posted in: Arts Tags: ,

WA_Into The Woods_2017_BWJoin us Friday, March 31, for some food and fun just before the opening performance of this year’s school play—Into the Woods presented by License to Chill/Rheem Pro Partner. Food trucks will be available at 5:30 p.m. The Feel Good Foods Truck will serve soft-serve ice cream and desserts, and the Bobby Rubino’s Truck will serve hamburgers, chips, and soda for $5.

From 5:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. characters will be available for a meet and greet! Have your lower school children meet Rapunzel, the Princes, Little Red Riding Hood, the Wolf, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and more. This pre-play event is only on opening night, Friday, March 31.

The doors open for seating in the Kennedy Fellowship Hall at 6:30 p.m. and the play will start promptly at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now through noon on Friday, March 31. You may purchase tickets online or by phone at 877.766.8157. Tickets are available for $25 for premium seating and $15 for regular seating both nights—Friday, March 31, and Saturday, April 1.

If you didn’t get your tickets by noon on Friday, you may purchase with cash or credit card at the door.

We are looking forward to a great show!

Don’t Miss The Pre-Play Food & Fun!

March 22, 2017 Posted in: Arts Tags: ,

WA_Into The Woods_2017_BWJoin us Friday, March 31, for some food and fun just before the opening performance of this year’s school play—Into the Woods presented by License to Chill/Rheem Pro Partner. Food trucks will be available at 5:30 p.m. The Feel Good Foods Truck will serve soft-serve ice cream and desserts, and the Bobby Rubino’s Truck will serve hamburgers, chips, and soda for $5.

From 5:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. characters will be available for a meet and greet! Have your lower school children meet Rapunzel, the Princes, Little Red Riding Hood, the Wolf, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and more.

The doors open for seating in the Kennedy Fellowship Hall at 6:30 p.m. and the play will start promptly at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now. You may purchase tickets online or by phone at 877.766.8157. Tickets are available for $25 for premium seating and $15 for regular seating both nights—Friday, March 31, and Saturday, April 1.

Middle School Concert Orchestra Travels To Orlando

March 19, 2017 Posted in: Arts Tags: ,

FullSizeRender (1)Each year, the Westminster Academy Middle School Concert Orchestra travels to Orlando, Florida, to perform for an adjudication after which they receive a short clinic. This year we performed with 30 middle school orchestra students and received an “excellent” rating.