Building a performing arts career? Check this out: A4AC June Enews  

June  2015
 
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Dear A4AC Professional Performing Artists 
(and those that aspire to be), 

Are you having a hard time taking your performing arts career to the next level? Do you wish you could make more money following your passion, but need a plan to get there? 

This is a program designed by the agency I AM SIGNED WITH to help artists get a leg up. Check it out free using this code: 
T2015 at http://bit.ly/1HEdPXu

Say, “Yes” to a Performing Arts Career You Love.

Sincerely,  

Terry Barber, Countertenor & Executive Director of Artists for a Cause Inc. 

P.S. This offer is free and I believe there is some benefit for any performing artist.  Down the road if you use the code to continue your work at the “paid” level, the affiliate fee will partially benefit A4AC. 


 Classical for Schools

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Throughout the season Terry Barber, our executive director, has impacted more than 10,000 in the USA and Canada, inspiring students about the importance of arts education and a
classical foundation within that.  

 

Following four performances for elementary through high school students in Wisconsin, Terry Barber and A4AC received this feedback:

“Your entertaining performance had just the right elements to keep the students’ attention, including both education material and literature that they would be familiar with.  Thank you, A4AC, for a wonderful time.” - Paul Tropp, Edgerton Performing Arts Center 

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In Guelph, Ontario at the River Run Center, Barber held six performances for 4,000 junior high students. Jen Rafter, cultural program and event coordinator of Culture, Tourism and Community Investment and Public Services reached out to Terry Barber and said, “You are absolutely incredible. WOW, Terry. Please share what you have with anyone and everyone who will listen.  You are one of those artists that stops the breath of a crowd. It was wonderful to watch the students react, witness, and digest the capacity of the human voice. The payoff was palpable.”

-Jen Rafter, Cultural Program and Event Coordinator Culture
Tourism and Community Investment

 


Therapeutic Arts

Jackie Robbins, a professional cellist, has been very involved in the A4AC network and has a Level 1, Clinical Musician certification.  She has been busy using her talents as healing properties to improve the lives of others through a grant made possible through A4AC. Here is her accounting of a recent session. 

"The patient closed her eyes within 30 seconds of my playing and didn't open them again for six minutes. Her breathing got slower, her twitching leg movement almost stopped, and a smile was on her face while she nodded her head to the music. The nurses had told me she was very agitated and perhaps she could use the company and some music to calm her down before they tried giving her some medication to reduce her anxiety. For the entire time I was there she only opened her eyes about three or four times, to say how much she enjoyed music, how good it was me to come and do this, and how completely relaxed she felt and 'how very kind of me to do this for her!'"

-Jackie Robbins

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A testimonial from Liz Seiler, a MSW Hospice Social Worker upon hearing Jackie's session. We think it sums up what Jackie is doing beautifully.

Dear Jackie, 

I was working at the Hospice House when I heard the angelic sounds of a cello playing from across the house.   The patient’s family commented on how peaceful they felt as result of the healing properties of the music.
  
Jackie, you are a phenomenal cellist and your music reflects the light of God.  Your music instantly brings healing energy to all in your presence.  

Music is a gift that should be shared to help others on their journey.  It was such a blessing to have had the opportunity to hear you play today.  

Thank you for sharing your gift! Peace.


Do you want to Sing with the Stars?
It's not to soon to start warming up!


We will be casting our local stars to be paired with professional singers in our 3rd annual signature fundraiser! This year's event is on Saturday, February 27 at StarStruck Theatre and our casting call is coming up. Get that sheet music ready!

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Click here for infomation about last year's event. 


 


Keep an eye out for next month's Enews!
We will be announcing:  

•    Dance for Food 2015 Performance Dates
•    Music Salon Dates 2015-16
•    Classical for School Dates  2015-16
•    Summer 2015 Therapeutic Arts Performances
•    Casting Call for 2016 Singing with the Stars
 
 

A4AC in The News

Your Voice
Jackie Robbins -
The Power of Art to Heal

Hometown News
Artist Brings the Healing Power of Music to Those in need


Stuart Exposure
Singing with the Stars

Stuart Magazine
Cotter's Salon Series

Luminaries
Singing with the Stars

Your Voice
Singing with the Stars

Hometown News
Music Salons

Your News
Singing with the Stars

Palm City Spotlight

Singing with the Stars

Stuart Exposure
Dance for Food

TC Parenting Magazine - Nov 2014
Dance for Food

Luminaries, 10/27/14
Dance for Food

Your Voice, 10/24/14
Dance for Food

The Stuart News 10/21/14
Dance for Food

Your Voice, 10/21/14
Singing with the Stars

Luminaries, 9/15/14
Glamour  & Grit

Your Voice, 8/22/14
A4AC Says "Thank You"
to Elisabeth Lahti

The Hometown News, 8/15/14
A Generous Donation



Upcoming A4AC Events

Therapeutic Arts Summer Events
Will be announced soon!
If you want to perform, email Megan@a4ac.org


The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber 
October 9, 8:00 p.m
Inaugural St. Louis A4AC Recruiting and Awareness Event


Classical for Schools
October 15th, 9:00 a.m.
St. Margaret of Scotland School
St. Louis, Mo.

October 16, 9:00 a.m.
New City School, St. Louis MO.


Therapeutic Art Class for Kids
Boys and Girls Club at Hobe Sound 
 

Every Wednesday, 2:30



Therapeutic Art Class for Kids
Boys and Girls Club at Palm City
Every Friday, 4:00


Therapeutic Arts Outreach:  
A4AC Pine School Club,
“Share Arts” Program

Every Thursday 3:00 at
the R.E.A.C.H. facility




Therapeutic Arts Ongoing Services
By Clinical Musician, Jackie Robbins.  Jackie is treating those who are terminally ill through Hospice and in the ICU in several services per month.



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A4AC


Artists for a Cause is a nonprofit organization that helps visual and performing artists to use their talents for community improvement. Artists are not asked to give up their livelihood, or to work without some remuneration; art is not just for art's sake. Some programs help artists and charities get the most out of their collaboration, while others produce results directly, by feeding the poor, healing the sick, or solving other problems through unique artistic solutions.
 


Artists for a Cause continues to find great support from individuals and family foundations. We especially want to thank:
 

  • Elisabeth Lahti

  • The MAH Foundation

  • The Thomas and Jeanne Elmezzi Private Foundation

  • Women Supporting the Arts

  • The William H. Donner Foundation


Artists for a Cause, Inc is exempt from federal income taxes under section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code.
 


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We would like to thank the following sponsors for their support. Please, click to learn more.        

 Anchor Home Health Services | Mr. Chain | Price Wealth Management UBS
Target | Forest Hills Funeral Home | Crary Buchanan
Arts and Cultural Alliance of Port St. Lucie | Bold Tunes | BB Jones / PD-Go Web hosting
The Firefly Group | Mitch Kloorfain Photography | Wallace Auto Group
NisAir Air Conditioning
StarStruck Academy & Theatre
Stuart Art Supply & StudioTCPalm.com | Your Voice Weekly 
Women Supporting the Arts

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