Meet the Des Lee Organization Network

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.

ARTISTS FOR A CAUSE

ADDRESS:

3224 Locust St., St. Louis, MO 63103 (in the .Zach Art Incubation Center)

CONTACT:

Phone: 772.419.8778

Email: terry@a4ac.org

WEBSITE:

http://www.a4ac.org
Artists for a Cause is a national nonprofit organization that helps visual and performing artists to use their talents for community improvement, stimulating culture, while addressing the critical needs of communities. Some programs help artists and charities to get the most out of their collaboration, while most produce results directly, by feeding the poor, healing the sick, or solving other problems through unique artistic solutions.

SUZUKI HARMONY STL

ADDRESS:

Arts Administration Building, UMSL, 1 University Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63121

CONTACT:

Phone: 314.516.5365

Email: rcompton86@gmail.com

WEBSITE:

https://www.facebook.com/SuzukiHarmonySTL/
Suzuki Harmony STL seeks to provide the highest quality violin teaching to children in St. Louis neighborhoods. Students will grow musically and intellectually while cultivating character. Through participation, students will develop diligence and purpose, building self-esteem and community.

ST. LOUIS CLASSICAL GUITAR SOCIETY

ADDRESS:

P.O. Box 11425, St. Louis, MO 63105

CONTACT:

Phone: 314.567.5566

Kevin Ginty

Email: info@guitarsstlouis.net

WEBSITE:

http://www.guitarsstlouis.net
St. Louis Classical Guitar Society is committed to providing opportunities for all to experience the many levels of personal growth and musical engagement that can be derived from learning to play the guitar.

STAGES ST. LOUIS

ADDRESS:

1023 Chesterfield Parkway East, Chesterfield, MO 63017

CONTACT:

Phone: 636.530.5959

Tali Allen

Email: tallen@stagesstlouis.org

WEBSITE:

http://www.stagesstlouis.org

STAGES IN SCHOOLS is a program offered to schools throughout the St. Louis region which brings STAGES artists into the classroom or after-school program. Workshops and multi-week residencies are available on a variety of topics ranging from technical theatre to careers in the arts, as well as instruction in acting, dance or musical theatre.

In addition to providing training in a selected topic, STAGES IN SCHOOLS programs instill in students a love for the arts and a respect for the craft of the theatre professional.

Through the STAGES Urban Arts Initiative, STAGES brings its educational outreach programs to urban schools and community groups. These STAGES workshops and residencies introduce underserved students to the magic of musical theatre and the empowering potential of an arts experience.

LAUMEIER SCULPTURE PARK

ADDRESS:

12580 Rott Road
St. Louis, MO 63127

CONTACT:

314.615.5267 Office
emurphy@laumeier.org

WEBSITE:

http://www.laumeier.org/
Questions? Contact “Public Programs Manager” emurphy@gmail.com

ST. LOUIS CHILDREN’S CHOIR

ADDRESS:

2842 North Ballas Road
St. Louis, MO 63131-2311

CONTACT:

314.993.9626 Office

Maria A. Ellis
maria@slccsing.org

WEBSITE:

http://www.slccsing.org
Maria A. Ellis
Community Engagement Coordinator

The St. Louis Children’s Choirs gives young singers exceptional musical training and character development through the performance of high quality choral literature and world-class performance opportunities. More than 450 students (age 6-18) from 200 schools and 85 zip codes in Missouri and Illinois sing in this remarkable program, learn wonderful music that is challenging and fun, and make lifelong friends.

ST. LOUIS SYMPHONY

ADDRESS:

718 N. Grand
St. Louis, MO 63103

CONTACT:

314.286.4407 Office

Jessica Ingraham, Director of Education

Michael Gandlmayr, Manager, St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra
jessicai@stlsymphony.org

WEBSITE:

stlsymphony.org

 

Jessica Ingraham,
Director of Education & Youth Orchestra
and Michael Gandlmayr, Education & Youth Orchestra Programs Manager

METRO THEATER COMPANY

ADDRESS:

3311 Washington Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63103

CONTACT:

314.932.7414 Office
314.932.7434 Fax

Ron James
ron@metroplays.org

WEBSITE:

http://www.metroplays.orgRon James
Artistic Director

 

SPRINGBOARD

ADDRESS:

1310 Papin Street • Suite 402
St. Louis, MO 63103

CONTACT:

314-768-9670 Office
TBD

WEBSITE:

http://www.springboardstl.org/
For more information about Springboard please contact:

Steve Sandbothe
Senior Program Director
314-768-9670 ext. 108
ssandbothe@springboardstl.org

OPERA THEATRE OF SAINT LOUIS

ADDRESS:

210 Hazel Ave
St. Louis, MO 63119-3236

CONTACT:

314.963.4250 Office
afelter@opera-stl.org

WEBSITE:

http://www.opera-stl.org/explore-and-learn/

THE SHELDON CONCERT HALL AND ART GALLERIES

ADDRESS:

3648 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108

CONTACT:

314.533.9900 ext. 27 Office

Sue Wise
swise@thesheldon.org

WEBSITE:

http://thesheldon.org/education/sheldon-educational-programs.php
Susan Wise
Education Program Coordinator

Rachel Morgan, Des Lee Fine Arts Education Collaborative Intern

DANCE ST. LOUIS

ADDRESS:

3547 Olive St. • #301
St. Louis, MO 63103

CONTACT:

314.534.5000 Office
314.534.5001 Fax

Christopher Mohnani
cmohnani@dancestlouis.org

WEBSITE:

http://dancestlouis.org/education/young-people-performance/Questions?

 

Contact Christopher Mohnani, Managing Director of Program and Community Engagement 314.289.4105

ST. LOUIS LOW BRASS COLLECTIVE

ADDRESS:

One University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121

CONTACT:

314.516.2263 Office
Marquita.reef@slps.org

WEBSITE:

http://www.stllbc.org/
Marquita Reef
The purpose of the St. Louis Low Brass Collective (STLLBC) is to provide St. Louis and surrounding regions with educational and performance opportunities for student and amateur low-brass (trombone, euphonium, baritone horn and tuba) musicians, to present concerts and events that are of interest to regional low-brass musicians and provide educational and event information, via a web site, to members of the general public who are interested in low-brass music. The STLLBC is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
We have had events with featuring low brass musicians that play jazz, classical, rock & roll, funk and everything in between. We strive to further instrumental education to not only low brass musicians but all musicians in the area. All of our events are free and open to the public!

SCOTTISH PARTNERSHIP FOR ARTS AND EDUCATION

ADDRESS:

P.O. Box 6761
Chesterfield, MO 63006-6761

CONTACT:

314.773.4195 Office
info@stlspae.org

WEBSITE:

http://www.stlspae.org/
Diane McCullough
dmccspae@sbcglobal.net

PRISON PERFORMING ARTS

ADDRESS:

3547 Olive St
St Louis, MO 63103

CONTACT:

314.289.4190  Office
Rachel@prisonartsstl.org

WEBSITE:

http://prisonartsstl.org/
Rachel Tibbetts

ST. LOUIS ART MUSEUM

ADDRESS:

1 Fine Arts Dr
St Louis, MO 63110

CONTACT:

314.721.0072 Office
lankforde@umsl.edu

WEBSITE:

http://www.slam.org/
Louis Lankford
lankforde@umsl.edu

UMSL DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC

ADDRESS:

One University Blvd.
316 Music Building
St. Louis, MO 63121

CONTACT:

314.516.5365 Office
smithmv@umsl.edu 

WEBSITE:

http://music.umsl.edu/
Dr. Michael V. Smith
E. Desmond Lee Fine Arts Education Collaborative

MUSIC FOR LIFELONG ACHIEVEMENT

ADDRESS:

CONTACT:

314.533.9900 Office

WEBSITE:

http://www.supportmfla.org/
Music For Lifelong Achievement, a non-profit group based at the Sheldon Concert Hall and under the umbrella of the Sheldon Arts Foundation, is dedicated to encouraging the donation of used and new musical instruments and accessories from individuals and companies. MFLA provides a tax deduction for the value of donated instruments, then works to place those instruments and accessories in school and community music programs serving disadvantaged students.

ST. LOUIS DANCING CLASSROOMS

ADDRESS:

6031 Westminster Place • First Floor
St. Louis, MO 63112

CONTACT:

314.541.6734 Office
laurenw@stldancingclassrooms.org

WEBSITE:

http://stldancingclassrooms.org
Lauren N. Wilmore
Executive Director

JAZZ ST. LOUIS: EMERSON JAZZ EDUCATION COLLABORATIVE

ADDRESS:

3547 Olive St. • Suite 260
St. Louis, MO 63103

CONTACT:

314.289.4033 Office
314.289.4039 Fax

Phil Dunlap, Director of Education and Community Engagement
phil@jazzstl.org

WEBSITE:

http://jazzstl.org/Phil Dunlap
Director of Education

 

Ethan Saake, Des Lee Fine Arts Education Collaborative Intern

HEC-TV

ADDRESS:

3655 Olive St. • #301
St. Louis, MO 63108

CONTACT:

314.531.4455 Office
314.531.0750 Fax
allyson@hectv.org

WEBSITE:

http://www.hectv.org
HEC-TV is St. Louis’ leading producer of education, arts, and cultural television.  Our mission is “to strengthen and promote education, arts, and cultural communities in the St. Louis metropolitan area.”  HEC-TV is proud to bring you television that “makes you think.”  For more information visit www.hectv.org.

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