Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Thank you to all the parent volunteers who helped make Halloween Window Painting even more fun this year for our talented student artists and musicians!

FMA parent volunteers brought snacks, smiles and encouragement both to our talented Halloween Window Painters and to our student musicians who performed so beautifully during the event!

Special shoutouts to Debra Asher-Zitrin for organizing snacks and volunteers for the day, and Karen Robelen for coordinating student musicians and helping them with performance logistics.
Thanks also to Sherry Hsu for getting the word out to our FMA community, Diane Greenwald for preparing signage, Meghana Mehta for handling table setup, Cindy Yau for coordinating donation transactions, and the other fabulous FMA parent volunteers who gave their time to make this new FMA
initiative possible:
Carrie Lederman-Barotz
 Sarah Binetter
Faith Dallal
Ashutosh Jha
Mariuxi Menzer
Himanshou Mody
Amy Schiff
Reshma Shetty
Sebi Thomas
Moli Wilson
Fengyun Wu
Chunzi Zhang

Monday, October 10, 2022

Parent Volunteers Needed for Halloween Window Painting

FMA would like to provide free snacks to the kids participating in the Scarsdale Halloween Window Painting event in the Village center next Sunday 10/16 @ 9am-4pm. We just need parent volunteers to make it happen! Please email Debra Asher-Zitrin at fmascarsdale@gmail.com by Mon 10/10 if you're available to help next Sunday so we know if we have enough volunteers to run with this. And if you’d like to help with planning, let us know that, too! 

Thanks in advance for helping FMA bring special moments to Scarsdale’s student artists!

And to donate and join FMA for the '22-'23 school year, click here.

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Get involved with FMA!

FMA seeks parents to work on next year's programming and advocacy efforts on behalf of Scarsdale's music, art and theatre students. Sign up now to volunteer! 

Friday, April 29, 2022

FMA Announces Dr. Jason Noble Music Fund

FMA is establishing an endowed fund to honor Dr. Jason Noble’s 15-year legacy as band director of Scarsdale High School, where he successfully led over 150 students each year to make great music.  

During his tenure, Dr. Noble grew participation in the program by challenging students’ expectations of themselves and by creating a safe space for students to learn and grow. He worked with teens, 9th-12th grade, expanding their horizons through exposure to challenging compositions, to renowned guest conductors, to international travel, and to regular performance.   

Dr. Noble’s teaching is inspired by the views of his mentor, Maxine Greene, who believed that arts education promotes students to be “wide awake” and that “creative thinking and imagination” enable “students to engage in the world not as it is but how they may want it to be.” 

Funds will be designated annually to offset costs for travel programs, performance, compositions and band music.  FMA thanks Dr. Noble for his incredible and positive impact on the lives of children in Scarsdale and wishes him joy in his next adventure, teaching at the college level.

Give today and your gift will be matched!

- To make a donation by PayPal, click on this link and be sure to add "Jason Noble Music Fund" in the honoree field

- To make a Zelle payment to fmascarsdale@gmail.com, please note in the memo section: your email and "Jason Noble Music Fund". 

- If you prefer sending a check, print and complete the form, below, and mail it to us with your check, payable to Friends of Music & the Arts.
YES, I would like to make a donation to Friends of Music & the Arts' Jason Noble Music Fund! 

My child(ren)’s name(s):
My name, address, email:

Please send this form and your check, payable to Friends of Music & the Arts, with "Jason Noble Music Fund" in the memo line to:
Friends of Music & the Arts, P.O. Box 171H, Scarsdale, NY 10583 

THANK YOU for your support! 

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Student Artist Announcements!

FMA congratulates the following SHS student artists whose work has been selected for Awards!

2022 Scholastic Art and Writing Award Winners
Joe Dimartino - Multiple Gold and Silver Key Awards
Angela Chiang - Honorable Mention in Painting
Carson Cohen -  Honorable Mention in Photography
Jonathan Conway - Honorable Mention in Photography
Catheryn Dundon - Honorable Mention in Fashion Design
Olivia Gao - Honorable Mention in Painting
And congratulations to the following SHS students whose work has been selected for exhibition!
2022 Katonah Museum of Art Young Artists Show Exhibitors | Feb 6-27, 2022
Eve Rich
Amy Saxon
Kivrin Wachtel
Raffaella Vogt
Olivia Halligan
Anja Li
Jonathan Wallach
Wubet Jean-Baptiste
Jack Lattman
For show details and exhibit images, click here

2021-2022 SHS Artists of the Month 
September Rafaella Vogt
October Amy Saxon
November Livvie Halligan
December Olivia Liu
January Aitana Ibanez Mendoza
February Eve Rich
March Wubet Jean-Baptiste          
April Julia Hoffman (2D art)
Ethan Lowey (3D art)
Work from each artist is on display in the high school auditorium lobby for the featured month, and can also be seen here.


Saturday, March 26, 2022

Don't Miss SHS Drama Club's "Clue on Stage" — Final Performance Tonight - Saturday 3/26 @ 7:30pm


Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic board game, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu. When their host turns up dead, they all become suspects. Led by Wadsworth – the butler, Miss Scarlet, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock and Colonel Mustard race to find the killer as the body count stacks up. Clue is the comedy whodunit that will leave both cult-fans and newcomers in stitches as they try to figure out…WHO did it, WHERE, and with WHAT! Recommended for 4th grade and up.

Buy your tickets here!

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Don't miss the SMS Musical this weekend: Aladdin, Jr.!

This weekend! 
Friday, March 18 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 19 at 2 p.m.
Scarsdale Middle School Auditorium. 

Tickets are sold online hereWe hope you can spend some time with our middle school's talented and engaging student actors in the magic of Agrabah!

Sunday, February 13, 2022

Calling All Parents of Art Students!

Is your child an aspiring artist…maybe they just love art class? We’re looking for parents to help explore ideas for new FMA initiatives for Scarsdale art students and to build community. FMA Art Committee work sessions will be held the week of 2/28. If you’d like to be involved, contact us at FMAscarsdale@gmail.com

Friday, January 21, 2022

Sign Up for March Practice Partners

FMA members will receive the signup link for March Practice Partners on Wednesday 2/16. To sign up your 3rd-8th grade Scarsdale student for free music practice sessions next month with our high school's outstanding instrumentalists, be sure to join FMA by the deadline--Mon 2/14.

Practice Partners is FMA's popular student-to-student music mentorship program. Fabulous SHS student volunteers from the Tri-M Music Honors Society and Music Education Club work one-on-one over Zoom to guide and inspire our younger students.