FAME

The Funding Arts and Music Education (FAME) Committee of the Junior League of San Antonio, Inc. (JLSA) is dedicated to encouraging San Antonio youth in the performing arts. Our mission is to organize and coordinate the JLSA FAME Awards, which recognizes the best and brightest performing arts programs in public and private high schools in San Antonio and surrounding areas. Through the FAME Awards, the Junior League of San Antonio is able to impact arts education and support local youth in the performing arts. Junior League of San Antonio volunteers organize and coordinate the event and monetary awards are granted to the arts programs of the award winners. We hope you join us next spring for this exciting event!

Save the date for the 2020 FAME Awards on Sunday, April 5, 2020!

Click here to apply now!

2019 FAME Awards Grant Recipients

Dance Performance:
1st Place – Reagan High School
2nd Place – Brandeis High School
3rd Place – Warren High School

Instrumental Performance:
1st Place – Churchill High School
2nd Place – Holmes High School
3rd Place – Reagan High School

Theatrical Performance:
1st Place – East Central High School
2nd Place – Brennan High School
3rd Place – Providence Catholic High School

Vocal Performance:
1st Place – Taft High School
2nd Place – Reagan High School
3rd Place – Brandeis High School


FAME Awards Basics

          • Open to all public and private high schools in San Antonio and surrounding areas.
          • Monetary awards for first, second and third place will be awarded to the school programs in four general categories: Dance Performance, Instrumental Performance, Theatrical Performance, and Vocal Performance.

Application Process

          • Performing Arts staff will submit an online application through www.jlsa.org website.
          • Include a URL to a YouTube video of the group’s performance.
          • The performance must be 5 minutes or less.
          • The performance submissions must be from the current school year.
          • Students must perform independent of a director or instructor.
          • Groups should not exceed 16 students.
            • Laurie Auditorium Trinity University – San Antonio, Texas stage size is 40’wide x 30’ deep.
          • A school can participate in multiple categories, but cannot submit more than one group in each category.
          • By submitting an application, performers and school are attesting proper permissions for music, dance, play, etc. have been obtained.

Judging Process

          • Preliminary judging will be completed by a specialist in the category field.
          • 3 finalists will be selected in each category and will perform live at the awards show.
          • Final judging will be done live by all 4 judges on the evening of the awards show.
          • Scores will be tallied by the Junior League of San Antonio in all instances.
          • Scores will be a compilation of:
            • Technical Skill
            • Artistic Presentation
            • Level of Difficulty
            • Overall Performance

Winners Selection

          • The awards show is Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 5:30pm at Laurie Auditorium Trinity University – San Antonio, Texas.
          • Groups will have rehearsal time the day of the show.
          • Scores will be tallied and awards will be given at the end of the evening.
          • The Program Directors will accept the awards on behalf of the school.
          • The top 3 winners in each category will receive a monetary award to be used for the schools’ performing arts program:
            • 1st Place: $2,000
            • 2nd Place: $1,000
            • 3rd Place: $500

 

For additional details or questions, please contact Julie Ann Matonis, FAME Committee Chair, at FAME@jlsa.org.

Click here to download Informational One-Sheet.

 

Last updated: December 3, 2019 at 18:36 pm

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