We are very excited to welcome Ellen Phillips (Visual Art ’11) and Yanira Soria (Instrumental ’06) as full-time Kinder HSPVA faculty! Read about all of the new 2019-2020 faculty members here.
DocFest is this Saturday, Sept. 7 at Kinder HSPVA! Chris Walker (Instrumental ’86) and friends–including several more PVA alumni–star in a tribute to Al Jarreau. DocFest, formed in honor of beloved retired faculty member Doc Morgan, provides college scholarships for Kinder HSPVA jazz students. Get your tickets here!
Elena Negron (Creative Writing ’18) reflects on important lessons learned in high school in a profile for her college paper, the Trinitonian.
Kevin Cahoon (Theatre ’89) stars in season three of GLOW on Netflix.
Kendrick Scott (Instrumental ‘98) and Mike Moreno’s (Instrumental ’97) quintet released their fourth album, A Wall Becomes A Bridge.
Check out this interview with vocalist Jordan Coffing (Vocal ‘10).
Logan Keslar (Dance ’05) discusses growing up in musical theatre with Outsmart Magazine as he gears up to reprise his role as Bobby in TUTS’ A Chorus Line, Sept 10-22.
Get your local sports fix through coverage by Marcus Gutierrez of the Houston Chronicle.
Connor Gray Covington (Instrumental ‘08) has been named principal conductor of Utah’s Deer Valley Music Festival’s upcoming seasons.
Dime Davis (Theatre ’04) directs HBO’s “A Black Lady Sketch Show,” now renewed for a second season.
Stephanie Wittels Wachs (Theatre ’99) launches new podcasting network Lemonada Media.
HSPVA alums had an impressive showing at the 2019 Houston Theater Awards, including current Kinder HSPVA faculty Matt Hune (Theatre ’03), who was named Best Artistic Director for Rec Room Arts. Tamarie Cooper (Theatre ’87), Jason Nodler (Theatre ’87), and Shayna Schlosberg (Theatre ’06) were also recognized in the many awards given to Catastrophic Theatre, including Best Revival.
Find out what Helen Sung (Instrumental ’89) has to say about playing piano at the Miller Theatre this summer, in this profile by Olivia Flores Alvarez (Theatre ’76).
Lovie Olivia was profiled in Outsmart Magazine for her recent exhibitions and one-night performance event at the Lawndale Arts Center in Montrose.
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