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Performing Arts in Pinellas County Schools...
Strong Programs
  • High Quality State and National Recognized Music, Theatre and Dance Programs
  • Kennedy Center Partners in Education Program with partner Ruth Eckerd Hall
  • Comprehensive music programs offered in all schools
  • Elementary music is staffed consistently and equitably across the district
  • Band and choral programs are offered in all middle and high schools
  • Choral programs offered at all elementary schools
  • State and nationally recognized theatre, band and choral programs
  • Orchestra offered at most middle and high schools and selected elementary schools
  • Guitar programs offered at most middle and high schools
  • Alternative ensembles, steel drums and percussion ensembles offered at many schools
  • Music technology and composition, offered at many schools
  • Highly successful annual all county events
  • Well regarded Walker’s Rising Stars Scholarship Program for high school Music, Theatre, and Dance students
  • Named  NAMM 2020 Best Community for Music Education

Collegial Support

  • Strong Collegial Culture with Mentoring Support
  • Pinellas County Music Educators Association – Supportive, professional organization offering mentoring, scholarships for teacher professional development, support for all county events
  • District-wide Professional Learning Community Meetings
  • Varied, effective Professional Development Trainings
  • Nationally Recognized Performing Arts Technology Training

District Support

  • Performing Arts Programs  enjoy tremendous support by district level administration and school board members
  • District Performing Arts Specialist, Technology Resource Teacher,  Staff Developer and Elementary Music Grant Coordinator available to support all teachers

Community Support

  • Passage of tax referendum that is provides an additional $1.8 million dollars a year to enhance financial support of Performing Arts programs.  Funding provides additional instruments, equipment, uniforms, technology, orchestra program revitalization and supports nationally recognized programs such as The Florida Orchestra Teaching Artists
  • Pinellas Arts for a Complete Education Coalition, The Florida Orchestra, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Mahaffey Theatre, St. Petersburg Opera, Palladium Theatre  and others are all strong partners with Pinellas County Schools  Music Programs

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