"The rapidly evolving global economy demands a dynamic and creative workforce. The arts and its related businesses are responsible for billions of dollars in cultural exports for this country. It is imperative that we continue to support the arts and arts education both on the national and local levels. The strength of every democracy is measured by its commitment to the arts.”
–Charles Segars, CEO of Ovation
WE NURTURE THE TALENTS OF EACH STUDENT
The talents of each student are given an opportunity to be expressed. Guidance is given to develop strengths and overcome challenges. Students are given encouragement to grow beyond their current boundaries. Multi- disciplinary exploration is supported.
WE INSPIRE IN STUDENTS A SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR OTHERS
By working both as an individual and as part of a group, the student develops an understanding of how individual performance contributes to group success. Students experience the need for fulﬁlling responsibilities when others are relying on them.
WE CHALLENGE STUDENTS TO EMBRACE DIVERSITY
Students are exposed to ideas and art forms from a wide range of cultures and artists. Exploring these forms and ideas help the student to develop an understanding of the fabric of humanity and respect the contributions that are made by all cultures.
WE MOTIVATE OUR STUDENTS TO RESPOND COMPASSIONATELY TO THE NEEDS OF OTHERS, ESPECIALLY THE POOR
Regular service projects utilizing art as a means of expressing ideas, drawing attention, or raising funds for speciﬁc causes shows the student the power of art in the world at large and the signiﬁcant contributions that can be made by artists to social causes.