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Over 30 years of theatrical excellence!
Founded in 1989 by John and Maria Rodaz, pioneers of the Miami arts community, Area Stage Company (ASC), a 501-c3 Nonprofit organization, quickly “changed the perception and standards of what South Florida’s theatres can and should be,” and is “one of the most influential theatres in the region,” according to the Sun Sentinel. For three decades this award-winning organization has staged provocative, world- class theatre and original productions and musicals, becoming one of South Florida’s most influential theatre companies. In addition to housing a professional theatre company, ASC operates a professional-level youth arts conservatory offering classes, workshops, and performance opportunities, and a theatre education program for individuals with developmental disabilities, the Inclusion Theatre Project.
ASC’s achievements include:
- Earning over thirty-four Carbonell Award nominations.
- Being the only theatre company ever featured on ABC’s Nightline with Ted Koppel.
- Being featured as one of Miami’s premiere theatre companies in Travel & Leisure, Miami New Times’ “Best Of”, WLRN, ABC, NBC, CNN, Univision, and Telemundo.
Inclusion Theatre Project (ITP)
ASC believes that theatre is a transformative force. ITP sends acting and music coaches to various “ASC partner schools”, specialized for students with disabilities to conduct theatre classes and workshops. ITP students present 1-4 fully produced stage musicals to the public each year. Through ITP, ASC aims to broaden the scope of artistic education available to students with disabilities, and to promote a greater understanding of and appreciation for the disabled community and their artistic abilities. ASC currently serves over 130 students through ITP.
Theatre for the Next Generation
ASC’s Conservatory Program offers young actors, singers, and dancers, professional arts training and prepares them for higher education programs and/or a professional career. ASC students have performed for the privileged residents of The World, the only private residential community-at-sea. A collaboration with Miami Music Project in 2017 resulted in the world premiere of The Rise of the Titans, presented at the Arsht Center. In 2016, ASC students were invited to perform at the TEDxYouth at the Arsht Center. The Ballad of Janis Mathews and The Dodo Scouts, an original play written and developed at ASC, was nominated by BroadwayWorld.com as The Best New Work in New Jersey for the Hoboken Children’s Theatre production. ASC students were also invited to the Arsht Center by The Children’s Trust to perform in a video presentation to honor child victims of violence.
In an effort to make the arts accessible to all, ASC provides 50-60 student scholarships each year. Our theatre education program emphasizes creativity, discipline, and professionalism. To date, over 2,500 ASC students have received training in acting, singing, dance, directing, design, and technical theater, helping stage over 160 musicals and plays. Over 340 ASC students have gone on to university theatre programs and/or professional careers. During 2018 alone, ASC awarded more than $70,000 in scholarships. Around 12,000 K-12 students in public schools from Homestead to Hialeah have attended free, public access performances. Another 500 have attended free workshops at their schools.
Miami Chronicles is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support the arts for cultural evolution in the community. Our conscious online magazine provides a platform for self-expression and news-sharing that is built on nurturance, not exploitation.
We host events for artistic expression that honor all beings and Mother Nature to help build a community that pushes Miami forward into the light of creation and away from the darkness of self-destruction.
We document the cultural renaissance that is now happening in the midst of an impending environmental crisis. Our conscious creatives are leading the way towards an environmentally friendly, animal-friendly and health-conscious, sustainable future.
The mission of the South Beach Chamber Ensemble (SBCE) is to promote and perform chamber music in all its diverse forms, from its origins in the distant past to the varied cultural creations being produced today, bringing together performers, composers and audiences to experience the beauty and intimacy of the human spirit. We envision a world where music inspires and energizes all people, creating peace, harmony, joy and unprecedented satisfaction in being alive.
We have received funding from The Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council since 1999 for our ongoing program, Music in Beautiful Spaces. In addition to our first-rate soloists, we also encourage and collaborate with students and faculty from the New World School of the Arts, FIU, University of Miami, Barry University, and the New World Symphony. Beyond what you’d expect from a “chamber ensemble”, we’ve performed works by the classics such as Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Mendelssohn – but we’ve also explored works by more recent composers like Couperin, Copland, Turina, Piazzolla, Villa-Lobos and Vaughan Williams.
We have an incredible, supportive, and positive board and we’re hoping to grow it’s numbers. If you’re interested in being part of an exciting, small board where your skills and talents will be valued, then consider jumping on board with South Beach Chamber Ensemble! We’d love to talk with you about your interests in music and how you can make an impact on our organization’s growth. Click the “CONNECT ME” button today!
305-238-2729 or cell 305-962-2079
Today 54 years old, the tradition grows for the SFYS and abounds under the fine direction of Founding Maestro Carmen Nappo’s step daughter, Marjorie Hahn. The SFYS, Inc. has commissioned musical compositions, performed at the Music Educators Convention, presented over 376 concerts featuring collaborations and outside artists , and continues to educate young performers ages 3-21 through Music Tours and Festivals, including the Inauguration Heritage festival in Washington DC on January 19-23,2017,and Carnegie Hall appearance in 1988,1992 and Feb 25, 2018.
Locally the symphony works with over 250 students yearly from primarily the low income, educationally and culturally underserved neighborhoods and the SFYS performs up to 5 community concerts, showcasing these exciting kids.
Many alumni are now teachers ,administrators and musicians in the area and around the country, Including Daniel Andai who is the Music Dean of Miami’s New world School of the Arts, Joe Lovinsky Principal Horn of the Pershing’s Own Army Band, professor of Horn at Shenandoah Conservatory The list goes on!
To learn more about the SFYS visit the web site at www.sfys.net and see us on FACEBOOK. Or call the symphony at 305-238-2729 for more information.
The Chopin Foundation’s mission is twofold: (1) to assist young, talented American pianists in their career development and in so doing, open doors to international careers; and (2) to make classical music, especially the music of Frederic Chopin, accessible to all.
Founded in 1977, the Chopin Foundation offers young American pianists the National Chopin Piano Competition, Scholarship Program, public concert opportunities, workshops, and much more. For the South Florida audiences we offer the annual Chopin for All Free Concert Series, Salon Concerts, and other special events. Our membership consist of music loving professionals, who meet three times a season for a concert and wine reception in the intimate setting of elegant La Gorce Country Club on Miami Beach.
Founded in 2006 by Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi, Orchestra Miami exists to fill the unique cultural needs of our community. The Orchestra’s main goal is to provide low-cost, high-quality artistic experiences that build community and provide programming which would otherwise be unavailable in South Florida. Equally important goals are to provide quality symphonic concerts to those whose economic circumstances prevent them from purchasing a ticket, and to provide children and their families with opportunities to experience classical music, make it a part of their lives, and use it as a tool for learning and enjoyment. Orchestra Miami’s signature programs include its “Beethoven on the Beach” free outdoor concerts, its “Discover Miami Through Music” series, its many collaborations with the Miami Dade County Public Schools and the Nicklaus Children’s Pinecrest Outpatient Center Family Fun Concert Series at Pinecrest Gardens. Orchestra Miami consists of a select group of professional musicians, all permanent residents of South Florida, whose collective body is unparalleled in terms of excellence and experience. Led by Founder and Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi, Orchestra Miami continues to exceed expectations in terms of programming and artistic quality. For more information, please visit our website at.
Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida has become a force in the ballet community of South Florida and it is also expanding its performances to most important venues in the area such as the Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theater, the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, the Julius Littman North Miami Beach Performing Arts Theatre, The Parker Playhouse of Fort Lauderdale, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, the Willow Theater in Boca Raton and the Sunrise Civic Center. The company made its debut in New York at the New Dance Amsterdam Theater in 2012 and it continuously tours internationally to Europe, Asia and South America.
SiempreFlamenco, Inc was founded in 2002 by Celia and Paco Fonta as a not-for-profit corporation with the purpose of promoting awareness and preservation of the art and traditions of Flamenco. With yearlong programs fit for many diverse audiences, and performances in Libraries, Schools, Hispanic Heritage Festivals,Street Fairs, and Concert Performances throughout Florida, Siempre Flamenco does its utmost to enrich the cultural community through Flamenco.
In March of 2006, Siempre Flamenco produced the 1st Festival of Cante Flamenco in Miami, to celebrate the cultural heritage of flamenco song and dance. Many styles of Cante Flamenco are seldom heard outside of Andalusia. This traditional festival is one way to help preserve, maintain and pass down to future generations this beautiful art form.This year marks the 14th edition of this annual Festival which has gained international recognition as the only one of its kind in the United States. Itis the goal of Siempre Flamenco to continue quality programming, throughout all of Florida and the United States with cultural and educational programs aimed at promoting and preserving the art and tradition of flamenco music and dance.For more information about Siempre Flamenco, please visit the website www.siempreflamenco.com