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May 6, 2013

Messalonskee student selected for ballet academy

Seventeen year old Gabrielle Perkins of Oakland was accepted at the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia. The academy accepts fewer than 100 of more than 3,000 applicants and Gabrielle is the only American accepted. You can read the entire article from the Kennebec Journal written by Matt Hongoltz-Hetling, May 6 edition, by clicking here.



May 6, 2013

Argy’s national professional organization – State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education

Screen shot 2013-05-05 at 8.54.27 PMOn June 26, 2012, the State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (SEADAE) released a paper entitled “Roles of Certified Arts Educators, Certified Non-Arts Educators, & Providers of Supplemental Arts Instruction” (,) during a SupportMusic Coalition call streamed from Washington D.C.

SEADAE  received more than 9,000 hits on  their  website during the month of July, following the release of the paper, mainly from practitioners in the field.

The publication of the white paper was only the first step in what is hoped to be an on-going dialogue in the larger field of arts education regarding the roles and responsibilities of all involved in providing a high-quality, sequential and meaningful arts education for America’s children.

To that end, SEADAE will be hosting a National Accord Summit gathering of arts education leaders and policy experts on May 6, 2013 in order to ratify a newly developed guidance document on Professional Practice in Arts Education.

The intent behind the creation of such a statement is to develop and commit to a coherent and shared vision involving key partners in arts education to insure all students are provided with a quality arts education.  This upcoming Summit will be hosted at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, thanks to the leadership of Darrell Ayers, Vice President for Education.  The Summit was made possible by support from the Advocacy wing of the National Association for Music Education.

SEADAE is proud to have played a part in making this important moment a reality.  For further information on the summit or to download the white paper, please contact SEADAE through their website at

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