Arts Education

Tim McKay

January 7th, 2018|Arts Education, Viola Awards|

2018 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Arts Education Tim McKay is an educator who wears many hats in the Flagstaff music community. He works as  a teacher, director and performer in various capacities. Tim is the director of bands at Mount Elden Middle school, and is in his fourth year as the Director of [...]

Betsy Hamill

January 7th, 2018|Arts Education, Viola Awards|

2018 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Arts Education Betsy Hamill is a passionate educator in the Flagstaff community who works with people of all ages. She is Co-Director of the Center for Indigenous Music and Culture (CIMC) along with her husband Chad. For the past 3 years the CIMC has hosted the Merveilles Gathering, [...]

Leslie Ptak Baker

January 7th, 2018|Arts Education, Viola Awards|

2018 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Arts Education Leslie Baker has been teaching at Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy (FALA) for 16 years, and has made her mark on the Flagstaff community as both an educator and a performer. She teaches a variety of classes at FALA including Jazz dance, levels 1,2 & 3, [...]

Joe Cornett

January 7th, 2018|Arts Education, Viola Awards|

2018 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Arts Education Joe Cornett is a teacher of digital photography at Flagstaff High School. His students have been recognized for their quality work both in school and in wider artistic communities. Joe is always looking to provide his students with new opportunities for showcasing their work, or for [...]

Chandra Hemminger

January 7th, 2018|Arts Education, Viola Awards|

2018 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Arts Education Chandra Hemminger has been teaching art at Summit High School since 2010. She teaches a variety of classes at the school including, Art Foundations, Painting & Drawing, and Ceramics & Sculpture. As an artist herself, Chandra has a passion for ceramics and she is heavily involved [...]

Leslie Ptak Baker

January 5th, 2017|Arts Education, Viola Awards|

2017 Viola Award Nominee for Excellence in Arts Education  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roOsNx5ZMcQ Leslie Ptak Baker is a dancer, teacher, choreographer and creative artist. She has been teaching at Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy (FALA) for the last 15 years. There, she currently teaches 6 classes: Jazz dance, levels 1, 2 & 3; Modern 1; Tap dance; and Dance Through [...]

Betsy Hamill

January 5th, 2017|Arts Education, Viola Awards|

2017 Viola Award Nominee for Excellence in Arts Education  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaR-9mTiNMA Betsy Hamill is a dynamic teacher of African dance and world music here in Flagstaff, Arizona. Hamill’s background includes extensive musical training from Carnegie Mellon University, where her focus was on the French Horn, and the California institute of the Arts where she received a BFA [...]

Joe Maniglia

January 5th, 2017|Arts Education, Viola Awards|

2017 Viola Award Nominee for Excellence in Arts Education  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cV48Ds8uuxE As the Education Director of Theatrikos, Joe Maniglia oversees all aspects of youth programming at the organization. The TheatriKIDS program, run by Maniglia, is one of the most notable programs for youth theater here in Flagstaff. Youth, aged 7-17 get to develop experience and gain confidence [...]

Sheila White

January 5th, 2017|Arts Education, Viola Awards|

2017 Viola Award Nominee for Excellence in Arts Education Sheila White makes her impression on the Flagstaff music community as both an educator and a community musician. She is currently the general music, world drumming, and beginning band instructor at Marshall Magnet Elementary School (MMES). She also plays in the Flagstaff Community Band and works as [...]

Joe Cornett

January 5th, 2017|Arts Education, Viola Awards|

2017 Viola Award Nominee for Excellence in Arts Education https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sXyVzmoTCE Joe Cornett is a teacher of digital photography at Flagstaff High School, who has been noted for his excellence as an arts educator both in the classroom and in the wider community. Cornett makes an effort to provide his students with opportunities for exploring art beyond [...]

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