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Posted September, 2017 by Barbara Ingram Foundation - Edited by Linda Howard
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Foundation Fundraising

“Hearts for the Arts” Annual Membership Campaign 2017-2018. 
Our Annual HFA Membership Campaign provides the additional financial support necessary for students to experience master classes, an enriched arts curriculum, artist-in-residence instructors and guest performers/instructors and off-site learning opportunities. Please click this link to take you to our donation page:

Supporting the Arts 2017-2018 Sponsorship Opportunities
Brochures are now available on line. Please click this link to access the application and brochure:  We want to THANK the organizations that have continued their sponsorship.

  The Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Foundation has received
$11.00 in donations form the AmazonSmile Foundation. 
This donation was a result of AmazonSmile program activity.

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Leave a Legacy

Black Box Theatre Chair Campaign
This is a great opportunity for you to leave a legacy for years to come. By sponsoring a chair for $1000 you will receive a personalized name plate on the back of the chair and your name on the recognition board located in the entrance of the Black Box Theatre. For more information and the application click this link:

Foundation Programs

Foundation News

Mrs. Ann Anders has been an educator for 25 years.  Over the course of that time she was a Reading Specialist and has taught Gifted and Talented, Magnet, and Intervention. Most recently she has been a Lead Teacher in Washington County Public Schools.  Mrs. Anders received her Master of Education in Reading from the University of Virginia and is currently working on her Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Instructional Technology from Frostburg State University.  She is a certified Apple Teacher 2016 and was awarded the 2016 Innovative Educator Scholarship from Maryland Society for Education Technology. Mrs. Anders was recently published in THE Journal highlighting the work she has done in promoting personalized learning in a digital environment. As a former competitive dancer, Mrs. Anders has a passion for the Arts and is looking forward to joining the BISFA school community. She and her husband have two children who are also actively involved in the arts within Washington County Public Schools. 
A native of Pennsylvania, Jessica Elizabeth Reynolds, soprano, graduated from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey, where she received a Master of Music in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy with distinction, and holds both a Bachelor of Science in Music Education and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Vocal Performance from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Under the guidance of Dr. Christopher Arneson, Dr. Kathy Kessler-Price, and Ms. Margaret Cusack, Mrs. Reynolds received world-class instruction during her graduate studies in the verse of Vocal Pedagogy and has been putting it into practice in her own teaching in both the private voice studio and classroom. While at Westminster, she participated in the Symphonic Choir with whom she sang Mahler’s The Resurrection Symphony 
at Carnegie Hall with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker, Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem at Verizon Hall with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra, and in Andrea Bocelli’s “Concert Under the Stars” in Central Park with Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic. As a member of the Westminster Williamson Voices, under the direction of Dr. James Jordan, she sang in the American premiere of Paul Mealor's choral masterwork Crucifixus. A student of internationally acclaimed soprano, Ms. Nova Thomas, Mrs. Reynolds has studied as a young artist at the Le Chiavi di Bel Canto program in Houston, Texas, and she sang and studied as a member of the choral ensemble-in-residence for the inaugural Westminster Choral Institute at Oxford University. Furthermore, Mrs. Reynolds sang the role of Donna Anna in Mozart's Don Giovanni at the Crescendo Summer Institute in Sárospatak, Hungary. As a vocal pedagogue, she has presented her Master’s Vocal Pedagogy Research on Separate Register Development in the Female Voice at the National Association of Teachers of Singing Conference in Boston, MA, during the summer of 2014. Most recently, Mrs. Reynolds served as the Middle School and High School Choir Director with the Windber Area School District in Windber, Pennsylvania, and as Adjunct Professor at the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College. Prior to the birth of her son, she also taught private piano and voice lessons through the Greater Johnstown School of Music.
Office Oates on the first day of school ensuring the safety of our students. 
Welcome Back Students!
Foundation Grant Programs
Recipients of the Pauline K. Anderson Student Grant:
Miranda Forsythe - Vocal
Jacob Young - Vocal

Recipients of the Hamilton Family Foundation Achievement Grant:
Jacob Young - Vocal

Awarded Enrichment Grants
Visual Arts - Figure Drawing Mastery Development
Visual Arts - Photographic Collaboration with Ira Lourie and the MSO
Third Floor - Water Bottle Filling Station
Administration - To purchase the license agreement to use the U.S. News & World Report logo
Eve Stanley, an upcoming junior at BISFA. received a $150 enrichment grant from the Hamilton Family Foundation that was used towards her attendance to
Kirov Academy of Ballet this summer. 
Upcoming Events for BISFA

For a full Schedule of Events please scroll to the bottom of the newsletter and click the link provided under "BISFA SCHOOL CALENDAR."

Creative Writing

Dance Department

Musical Theatre Department

Instrumental Music Department
Vocal Department

Visual Arts Department

BISFA Parent Guild

A BIG thank you to BISFA students, Becca Stell, Lauren Schwab, Mason Nemes, Abigail Nigh & Grace Kamensek for participating in this year's Augustoberfest face painting.  Our students painted faces and made Princess hats & Prince crowns. 
BISFA Alumni News We are still looking for alumni Class Agents.
Class of 2010 - Sheridan Webb
Class of 2011- Mary Mulligan Medina and Megan Duckworth
Class of 2012 - William Mason
Class of 2013 - Ryan Smetzer
Class of 2014 - Alec Buriss
Class of 2015 - Dionie Arechiga Ruiz
Class of 2016 - Brenna Myers
Class of 2017 - Cheyenne Henson and Elizabeth Whitmore

For more details email Mimi Dickinson at

Our Alumni are doing GREAT THINGS.....keep sending us your news to share.

BISFA School Calendar

For a complete up-to-date calendar listing all the activities and events going on at the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts please click here:
Our mailing address is:
Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Foundation
Mimi Dickinson, Executive Director
38 South Potomac Street, Suite 305
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740
Phone:  240.347.4934

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