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, 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.