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Monthly Partner Meeting

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

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

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


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

Luncheon Menu

Beef Lasagna; Mixed Greens Italian Salad w/ roasted red peppers, sliced black olives, croutons; Garlic Bread, Steamed Broccoli, Cauliflower & Squash, Tiramisu, Lemonade, Ice Tea, Water

Meeting, 12:30 p.m.

Self Introductions, School and Fine Arts Partners

Brief Reports from Director



  1. Recent Events:
    1. Arts and Education Council Awards
    2. SLSO/Sheldon/Des Lee Tri M Reception and Concert “Tri M at Powell Hall”
  2. Clinic opportunities for orchestra, band, and choirs UMSL Ensemble Directors, Dr. David Wayck and Dr. Jim Henry. Touhill 2023-2024. 
  3. 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.  Masters program,
    5.  Orff workshop
  4. Professional development opportunities with UMSL faculty and others. Touhill 2023-2024
  5. Social media/website updates https://www.desleefinearts.org
  6. Other collaboration opportunities/needs/ideas for students, teachers, school districts, arts organizations
  7. 2023-2024 Des Lee Fine Arts Education Collaborative Kick-Off Date: Monday, July 31, 2024?

Brief Updates: Arts Agency Representatives, School Representatives

Other Business


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

Next Partner Meeting: Tuesday, May 16, 2023 (Last meeting for 2022-2023)

Fall Fine Arts Festival, Grand Center, Metro Theater 50th Anniversary, Saturday, October 21 and 22, 2024 Festival dates: High School – Tuesday, February 6, 2024; Middle School Wednesday, February 7, 2024

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