Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger
The AT&T Performing Arts Center is a nonprofit foundation that operates and programs a 10-acre campus comprised of three premier performance venues and a park in downtown Dallas. Opening in October 2009, the Center has helped complete the 30-year vision of the Dallas Arts District.
The BOMLA Presidential Jazz Band consists of young men grades 6-12, the majority of whom are middle school students. They have performed at over 150 private events in the past 5 years. They have performed on Good Morning Texas and at the Edison Ballroom, University of Texas at Dallas, University of North Texas and SMU to name a few. These young men will amaze audiences with their style and talent!
A rarity in secondary music education to date, this curriculum-based gospel choir is a quickly substantiating its addition to the school’s course schedule. With over 6 million views on social media and an ever-growing student and community interest, this group brings sounds of joy and inspiration to audiences both near and far. Under the guidance of its founding director, Nathan De'Shon Myers, students in this choir are learning through lectures and collaborations with national gospel recording artists.
Founded by Navy SEAL veterans Clint Bruce and Stephen Holley, Carry The Load is a Dallas-based non-profit that seeks to restore the true meaning of Memorial Day and better connect civilians with the sacrifices made by military and first responder personnel who risk their lives every day to protect our freedom.
The Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas (CCGD) is one of America’s largest and most prestigious youth choral programs and serves as the official children’s chorus of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. CCGD’s eight choruses feature more than 500 4th-12th grade singers, drawn from 53 communities throughout the Metroplex.
The Crow Collection of Asian Art features a variety of galleries with changing exhibitions of the arts of China, Japan, India, Korea and Southeast Asia drawn from cultures ancient and contemporary. Opened in 1998, this free museum offers a serene setting for quiet reflection in the heart of downtown Dallas. The museum is dedicated to providing art and service to the Metroplex with an emphasis on shared learning and fun.
Founded in 1998, the Dallas Asian American Youth Orchestra develops youths’ musical ability and character through our four orchestras and chamber group. In addition to standard western repertoire, DAAYO performs pieces with eastern origins. Our members hail from many different cultural backgrounds and are drawn together by their love of music and enthusiasm for community service.
Dallas Black Dance Theatre is the oldest, continuously operating professional dance company in Dallas and the 10th largest minority arts organization in the nation. The contemporary modern dance company of 12 professional, full-time dancers performs modern, jazz, ethnic and spiritual works by nationally and internationally known choreographers. Its performance and educational programs bridge cultures, reach diverse communities and encompass ever-expanding audiences. (Photo: Brian Guilliaux)
The Dallas City Performance Hall provides a lyrical and elegant addition to the Dallas Arts District, focusing on providing professional performance space for emerging and mid-sized local performing arts organizations. Dallas City Performance Hall is the place to discover the next generation of great arts organizations and be captivated by the energetic and multifaceted creative spirit of local Dallas artists!
Dallas Contemporary is a non-collecting art museum presenting new and challenging ideas from regional, national and international artists. The institution is committed to engaging the public through exhibitions, lectures, educational programs and events. Admission is free. April Opening at Dallas Contemporary with special guest FriendsWithYou, 2015. (Photo: Heather Ray)
The Dallas Independent School District serves nearly 159,000 students and is dedicated to providing each of them with the tools to succeed in college and in a career. Our key strategic initiatives focus on early learning, teacher excellence, public school choice and collegiate academies. Through innovation and transformation, we are changing the educational landscape of our city as we engage students in an environment where excellence is the norm.
Established in 1903, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) is among the 10 largest art museums in the country and is distinguished by its commitment to research, innovation, and public engagement. At the heart of the Museum is its global collection, encompassing more than 23,000 works and spans 5,000 years of history, representing a full range of world cultures. The DMA acts as a catalyst for community creativity, engages people of all ages and backgrounds with a diverse spectrum of programming.
Producing outstanding mainstage and chamber opera attracting national and international acclaim; The Dallas Opera is committed to extensive community outreach, technical innovation, and education. The company launched an annual residency program for women conductors, hosts a national annual vocal competition, has presented the American premieres of five operas, and commissioned additional world premieres including Jake Heggie’s Moby-Dick (2010) and Joby Talbot’s Everest (2015).
The Dallas Symphony Chorus is the official vocal ensemble of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. This all-volunteer organization consists of members who devote their time, effort and considerable talent to regularly scheduled rehearsals and performances with the Dallas Symphony, as well as appearances in the greater Dallas metroplex, across the United States and with orchestras in venues around the world.
Dallas Theater Center (DTC) performs to an audience of more than 90,000 North Texas residents annually. DTC engages, entertains and inspires a diverse community by creating experiences that stimulate new ways of thinking and living by consistently producing plays, educational programs and community initiatives that are of the highest quality and reach the broadest possible constituency.
Established in 1929, Flag Pole Hill is a 107.1 acre metropolitan park located at White Rock Lake. Offering a stunning view of the lake, the park features a large pavilion equipped for gatherings, picnics and skateboarding.
Helping Hand Drums was founded in 2014 by former high school classmates Lawson Malnory and Alex Howley. HHD assists nonprofit organizations through fundraisers and participation in other events. Their primary project is Holiday Hand Drums for the Homeless, an annual fundraiser for the Samaritan Inn homeless shelter in McKinney, TX.
Founded by SMU graduates and now in its 26th season, Kitchen Dog Theater has established itself as one of leading theaters in the region, boasting a 40 member artistic company of the area’s top talent. A staunch champion of new work, KDT is a founding member of the National New Play Network, producing timely, provocative plays that may have otherwise never been seen in Dallas. Kitchen Dog will move into its new permanent facility in the Design District in 2018.
Klyde Warren Park has become an oasis in the heart of Dallas, providing connectivity between Downtown and Uptown. This unique space offers over 1,300 free programs and events annually. In addition, the park provides table tennis, putting green, foosball, badminton, a dog park, and a Reading and Games Room – all free of charge for the community to enjoy.
The Latino Cultural Center is a division of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs. Established in 2003, the LCC’s mission is to serve as a regional catalyst for the preservation, development and promotion of Latino and Hispanic arts and culture.
Eight years ago this mariachi was the only middle school mariachi in the Dallas Independent School District, inspiring the name "Los Unicos", meaning "The Only" and "Unique". Now an award winning mariachi, they have performed all over North Texas. Los Unicos is composed of students in grades sixth through eighth under the direction of Mrs. Maria "Lupe" Vargas-Garcia whom is also a Greiner alumni and founder of this excellent student mariachi. Mrs. Vargas-Garcia is assisted by Felipe Diaz.
The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center is an icon of artistic excellence. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect I.M. Pei and internationally-renowned acoustician Russell Johnson. The concert hall is home to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and hosts concerts and public events by leading Dallas arts and philanthropic organizations. (Photo: Rob McFarlin)
Located in the heart of the Dallas Arts District, the Nasher Sculpture Center is home to the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary sculptures in the world. Designed by architect Renzo Piano in collaboration with landscape architect Peter Walker, the museum presents exhibitions of works from the Nasher Collection as well as rotating installations by celebrated and emerging contemporary artists.
The New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving is bringing music from the Hispanic world to North Texas audiences as Dallas becomes an international city. Their popular annual “Latino Connections!” series began 8 years ago at the Irving Arts Center and Dallas’s Latino Cultural Center. The 70-piece symphony orchestra is directed by Dr. Sergio Espinosa, a Mexican-born conductor. Their Sundays at the Symphony” afternoon concerts present symphony classics, opera and ballet.
The Perot Museum inspires minds of all ages as they wander through 11 permanent exhibit halls, the children’s museum and the traveling exhibition hall. State-of-the-art video and 3D computer animation with thrilling, life-like simulations, gives guests access to hands-on activities, interactive kiosks, educational programming, and ongoing research. Amaze Your Brain.
If you want to get a little culture in your life, the South Dallas Cultural Center is where you belong! With everything from visual to performing arts, weekly classes, literary & cultural workshops, festivals and films - there is something here for the entire family. The South Dallas Cultural Center, located just outside of the Fair Park complex, has been a community resource for the Dallas residents for 30 years. With a wide variety of programs inspired by the vibrancy and diversity of the African Diaspora, the SDCC seeks to educate and inspire through the arts.
Texas Ballet Theater (TBT) is the only fully professional classical ballet company in North Texas and is honored to serve as resident company for AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas and Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth. TBT is an internationally recognized company built on a rich 55-year history; it boasts a repertoire that is creative, expressive and collaborative.
The School of Arts, Technology and Emerging Communication is home to artists, scientists, and designers, who study the relationship between technology and culture. They study emerging media, experiment with new technologies, and research important cutting-edge trends to understand how our lives will change in the future. These students will create new art forms, pioneer new ways of communicating, and engineer new technologies that will transform the way we are entertained, educated, and socially engaged.
UT Southwestern, one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation, integrates pioneering biomedical research with exceptional clinical care and education. The institution’s faculty includes many distinguished members, including six who have been awarded Nobel Prizes since 1985. By leveraging UTSW’s medical research and clinical expertise, the goal of the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute is to usher in new therapies and alleviate the tremendous suffering caused by brain diseases and disorders.
Designed to increase the diversity of American orchestras, the Dallas Symphony Young Strings program develops the talents of exceptional African American and Latino string players in the city of Dallas. The mission of the Young Strings program is to provide its students with the skills, lessons, opportunities, and resources essential for success in college and careers in music. For twenty-four years, Young Strings has worked to change young people’s lives while transforming the face of symphonic music.