March is Arts in Our Schools Month (AIOSM).
Contribute to our advocacy efforts by donating $5 towards our collective goal of ensuring access to high-quality arts education for the nearly 900,000 students in Maryland.
Many hands make light work. ~ Haya (Tanzania) proverb. - GIVE NOW
Invite 5 friends and/or family members to give $5 for arts education advocacy in Maryland.
Access the toolkit here.
The Art of Story Telling with Mothyna James-Brightful
AIOSM CELEBRATION DRAWING
SHARE YOUR STORY & ENTER TO WIN
We invite arts educators, teaching artists, and arts administrators to enter AEMS' Arts in Our Schools Month prize drawing.
Share your classroom, school, and district successes and inspirational stories to sign up for a chance to win!
Each week the raffle will feature one of the following regions:
Western: 3/6 - 3/12
Central: 3/13 - 3/19
Eastern Shore & Southern: 3/20 - 3/26
Northern: 3/27 - 3/31
Amazon gift card,
Taharka Bros ice cream,
AEMS swag, a
DRAWING ENTRY RULES
Must be an arts educator, teaching artist, and arts administrators currently teaching in Maryland schools.
Complete a 3 minute sign-up to share your classroom, school, and/or district-wide accomplishments and inspirational stories for a chance to win a prize.
Only one entry per person is required to participate in the drawing.
The stories you submit may be shared on one or more of AEMS' digital and social media platforms.
Show up for local school districts during Arts in Our Schools Month.
Event info for Southern, Eastern Shore, & Northern Maryland coming soon...
WINE SUPPER AND OPERA PERFORMANCE
Join us on Thursday, March 23rd at 6:00 p.m. for an evening of fine dining, wine, and live opera performance hosted by Chef's Expressions at the Gramercy Mansion in Stevenson, Maryland.
Curated by Chef's Expressions, the five course dinner will include an international menu highlighting wines and dishes from across the globe.
Treat yourself, a loved one, or reserve a table for 8 guests as you are serenaded by American sopranist, Denique Isaac with accompanist, Junghoon Park.
Guests must reserve their seats by Friday, March 17th.
A portion of the proceeds for this event will be donated to Arts Education in Maryland Schools.
Butler Passed Hors d’oeuvres
Chicken Scampi with Red Pepper Aioli
Smoked Salmon Cones
~Chateau de Fontinelle Entre-deux-Mers, Bordeaux France~
Oper Koln on Offenbachplatz, Cologne Germany
River Prawns and Pineapple Salsa
Fried Pepper Slices
~2021 Dr Loosen Red Slate Dry Riesling, Mosel Germany~
La Scala Opera House, Milan Italy
Butternut Squash Soup
Eggplant Fries with Sunflower Seeds
~ 2021 Fontefico Pecorino Superior “The Rogue”, Abruzzo Italy~
Palais Garnier, Paris Franc
Espresso Rubbed Leg of Lamb
Julienne Parsnips in Butter
~2019 Chateau de Rouanne GSM, Vinsobres France
Teatro di San Carlo, Naples Italy
White Chocolate Cupola
Salsa di Cioccolata Calda
~2020 Cantelle Primitivo, Puglia Italy~
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
American soprano, Denique Isaac, currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland studying under the tutelage of Elizabeth Daniels. Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland she completed her bachelor’s degree in Voice Performance at Washington Adventist University.
This past season, Denique joined Des Moines Metro Opera as a 2022 Apprentice Artist. Denique prepared and cover studied the title role of Bess, in George Gershwin’s esteemed American classic, Porgy and Bess. This Fall season, she had her chorus debut with Washington National Opera’s production of Il trovatore.
This spring, Denique will debut the role Rapunzel in Sondheim’s fairy tale classic, Into the Woods with Annapolis Opera
ADVOCACY IN ACTION
Stay tuned for an action alert about local Blueprint implementation and updates on the letters we have sent to state and local leaders encouraging transparency and support of arts education.
AEMS Advocacy Letters
State Board of Education
Blueprint Accountability & Implementation Advocacy
Letter to the AIB on the Statewide Draft Implementation plan
AIB Video Testimony
AIB Recommendations to Local Implementation Plan Coordinators