Systemic and Collective Impact through Fine Arts Education

The Des Lee Fine Arts Education Collaborative is dedicated to enhancing the quality, influence, attitudes, and accessibility of fine arts by connecting educators, artists, and performers with St Louis students. Special attention is given to underserved populations. The Collaborative is currently made up of 16 St. Louis area arts agencies and 17 St. Louis area school districts.

Community programs include educational fine arts outreach programs and concerts, student concerts, clinics, and masterclasses. The Collaborative also provides support for music educators throughout all career stages, offering professional development, facilitated mentoring support, and online resources.

Des Lee Sponsored Events and Meetings

From masterclasses and workshops to concerts and other fine arts programs, Des Lee Fine Arts Collaborative events are designed to enrich and engage the diverse communities that make up St. Louis.

Des Lee Advisory Board Luncheon Meeting

January 17 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

2017 Des Lee Fine Arts High School Festival

February 7 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

2017 Des Lee Fine Arts Middle School Festival

February 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm





Des Lee Fine Arts Festivals 2017

Plans are underway for the 2017 Des Lee Fine Arts Festivals. Hosted again this year by the University of Missouri in the Touhill Center for the Performing Arts, this year’s Festivals will feature festival orchestras, wind ensembles, and choirs. Visual art students as well as dancers will also be included this year. The High School Festival is scheduled for Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 7:30 p.m. The Middle School Orchestra will take place the following day, Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 7:30 p.m.


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Participating Agencies

Des Lee Fine Arts Collaborative is partnered with some of St. Louis’ finest arts organizations to help produce some of the highest quality community arts programs serving the community.