Thursday, December 22, 2016


Friends of Music & the Arts

Music "Marathon" featuring Scarsdale student performances

3:00-5:00 pm
Scott Room, Scarsdale Public Library

Tickets $5 or FREE for FMA members - Join at the door!
All funds raised will support the arts programs in all Scarsdale Schools

Student Art Exhibit        Refreshments       Raffle Prizes

For the student music performer - 

Each performer is asked to solicit a minimum of $25 in sponsorship funds for your 
5-10 minute performance slot at the festival. You and your sponsors can pay by PayPal (see below) or send a check to: 

FMA PO Box 171H Scarsdale, NY 10585

Make the check out to Friends of Music & the Arts
Make sure you give us your name & contact information! 

To sponsor a student performer -

1) Select the sponsorship dollar amount in the drop-down box below (minimum $10), and 
2) Enter 'Name of Musician' and 'Your contact info (Tel/email)'

Click the "Pay Now" button to go to the PayPal website, a secure online payment facility.  You can use a PayPal account to make your tax-deductible contribution.

Sponsorship Amt.
Name of Musician:
Your Contact info (tel/email)

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Prizewinning pianist Ghwyneth Chen will be performing at the Scarsdale Congregational Church! 

Don't miss the chance to hear this talented musician
Come join us
Sunday, September 25th. at 5 pm.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Welcome Letter 2016-2017

Thank you for visiting our website, and welcome to the new school year!  The leadership committee of Friends of Music & the Arts in the Scarsdale Schools is grateful to everyone who supported us last year.  Family memberships, t-shirt sales, and purchases at our spring Art Show fundraiser (hosted by talented local artist Miriam Schulman) helped us support arts education in the Scarsdale schools.  In 2015-16 FMA was able to:

  • Recognize the musical and artistic talents of more than 100 high school students  with FMA certificates, awards and scholarships
  • Provide refreshments at high school concerts throughout the year;
  • Honor the arts faculty throughout the district with a luncheon at the Scarsdale Public Library in the spring;
  • Make gifts in support of the arts to each school in the district, as requested by the arts faculty and approved by the principal of each school.  A summary of these gifts is below.

Let's keep up the good work!  Please renew your support for the coming year, so that we can continue to show our students and faculty that Scarsdale parents appreciate their achievements in and contributions to the arts!  It’s easy to join online through the links on this website, or you can click HERE to print out a membership form, then mail it plus your check to FMA, P.O. Box 171H, Scarsdale, NY 10583.

And, IF YOU’D LIKE TO GET INVOLVED in our activities, please contact FMA Co-President Jeannine Palermo at  We’d love to have more parents join our team.

Wishing you all the best for a wonderful year ahead!

Kathy Gray and Jeannine Palermo
Co-Presidents, Friends of Music & the Arts

High School:        Stringed instrument storage rack
                          Dry-mount press for student artwork

Middle School:    Apple iPad for image research in classroom
                         Audio equipment for use in music computer labs

Edgewood:          Portable rack for cooling/drying/storing student artwork
Fox Meadow:      Portable rack for cooling/drying/storing student artwork
Greenacres:        Artroom supplies; Accessories and supplies for music instruction
Heathcote:         Portable rack for cooling/drying/storing student artwork
Quaker Ridge:    Percussion and stringed instruments

Monday, June 6, 2016

Honor your Child's Teacher with a Donation!

If music, art or drama experiences were particularly meaningful to your child this year, perhaps you would like to recognize the teacher(s) responsible for those experiences by making a donation to Friends of Music & the Arts in that teacher's name.  Donations in any amount are welcome, and will be acknowledged to the honored teacher with a personal note from FMA.

In 2018, we have three teachers retiring: John Cook, SHS; Linda Fisher, SMS; Dace Aperans, QR

Please considering honoring them with a donation as a special way to say thank you for all their years of dedication.

To make a donation, click on this link, or mail your check to:

Friends of Music and the Arts in the Scarsdale Schools
P.O. Box 171H
Scarsdale, NY  10583

THANK YOU for your support!

Friends of Music and the Arts is a nonprofit, parent-run community organization dedicated to enhancing arts education in all the Scarsdale schools.  FMA donations provide funding to:
  • purchase equipment requested by music and arts departments in each school
  • support school clubs and programs such as Tri-M Music Honor Society, National Art Honor Society and Jabberwocky Literary Magazine at the High School
  • acknowledge outstanding student achievements with awards in music, art and drama
  • provide hospitality at school concerts, plays and other events
  • host a Teacher Appreciation Luncheon to honor our district’s outstanding music and arts faculty.  

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