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Monthly Partner Meeting

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Location: Millennium Student Center (MSC) Century Room A (Upstairs)

UMSL North Campus Map and Parking: https://bit.ly/3S4UVoz


Lunch Gathering and Informal Networking, 12:00 p.m.

Luncheon Menu

Roasted Boneless Chicken Breast with Grilled Lemon and Calabrian Chile Vinaigrette, Garden Salad: Mixed Greens, Diced Tomatoes, Sliced Cucumbers, Shredded Carrots, Croutons ON SIDE with Ranch & Italian Dressing, People Roasted Red Potatoes with Butter and Parsley, People Assorted Dinner Rolls with Butter, Mini Rice Crispy Treats, Unsweet Iced Tea, Lemonade, Bulk Water

Meeting, 12:30 p.m.

Self Introductions, School and Fine Arts Partners

Dr. Theresa Coble, E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor of Experiential and Family Education

BRIEF Reports from Director, Arts Agency Representatives, School Representatives

  1. Jennings/OTSL and SLSO Arts Intensive – “The Letter”
    1. Video link: https://youtu.be/jujKVvgBnVg
  2. Affton HS and UMSL Wind Ensemble Concert – Touhill Performing Arts Center
  3. Clinic opportunity for orchestra or band with Dr. Dave Wacyk, Touhill
  4. Tri M Honor Society: Tri M Night at Powell Hall with the SLSO!
    1. Sunday, April
    2. RSVP deadline Friday, April 7
  5. UMSL Music Department Opportunities
    1. UMSL summer camps – Strings, Keyboard, Acappalooza,
    2. UMSL clinic days with ensemble directors,
    3. UMSL dual enrollment/degree opportunities,
    4.  UMSL PD opportunities for Des Lee teachers 2023-2024,
    5.  Masters program,
    6.  Orff workshop
    7.  explore “instrument” days with UMSL and SLSO 2023-2024 (while SLSO is, in effect, in residence on campus
  6. Advanced Credit Placement, Dual Degree Program (Ensembles), Dual Enrollment Program (Private Lessons)
    1. https://www.umsl.edu/continuinged/acp/index.html
  7. Social media/Website updates https://www.desleefinearts.org
  8. School representative responsibilities
    1. School distribution lists up to date https://bit.ly/3qEdyE6
    2. Actively communicate Collaborative activities to school district fine arts teachers
    3. Share information about school district activities
  9. Other collaboration opportunities/needs/ideas for students, teachers, school districts, arts organizations


The MSC Century Meeting Room is available for further conversations, networking, planning until 2:00 p.m.

Ms. Miranda Murray, Social Media, Graphic Design mirandamurray86@gmail.com

Dr. Michael Smith, Director  smithmv@umsystem.edu

Next Meetings and Events

Tuesday, March 21, 2023; Tuesday, April 18, 2023; Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Fall Fine Arts Festival, Grand Center, Metro Theater 50th Anniversary, Saturday, October 7 ??

2024 Festival dates: High School – Tuesday, February 6; Middle School Wednesday, February 7, 2024



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