Spring Alumni Spotlight

Jeremy Dutton (Instrumental ’12) was highlighted in the Houston Chronicle for his early success in the New York jazz scene, noted as the latest in Houston’s “Drummer Factory.” “Two years ago producer Don Was — also president of the jazz label Blue Note — said ‘we should probably set up a satellite office next to…

5 Ways to Follow 2020 Distinguished Alum Rhoda Boone Lane (’97)

2020 Distinguished Alum Rhoda Boone Lane (’97)   2020 is the first year HSPVA Friends is honoring not one but TWO Distinguished Alumni — siblings Rhoda Boone Lane (Visual Arts ’97) and Will Boone (Visual Arts ’01) — at the 14th Annual Encore Luncheon! For table and ticket purchases at our event honoring Rhoda and her brother Will, visit us here. Rhoda has a pretty unique…

December Alumni Spotlights

Chandler Foreman (Instrumental ’15, pictured above) was crowned Miss Texas back in July, and next week, she’ll compete in Miss America 2.0. She is using her reign to advance social service projects near and dear to her heart, including leadership education. Learn more about her projects here, and be sure to cheer her on at the competition, which you…

Alumni News: Fall 2019

James Francies (Instrumental ’13, pictured here) performed at the Wortham Center in early November for the BlueNote Records 80th Birthday Celebration Concert. He also gave a clinic to Kinder HSPVA students! Judith Franklin (Vocal ’97) and Jhardon DiShon Milton (Theatre ’09) are both performing in the Broadway cast of TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL in…

Alumni News: Summer 2019

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.…

Montrose Memories

Your Gift from the Class of 2018 Created by HSPVA’s 2018 Student Council Art Committee, this walk down memory lane features students, alumni, and faculty of The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, as they describe what has made 4001 Stanford Street a home-away-from-home for thousands of young artists for 35 years. In…

Alumni News—June 2017

Catch HSPVA Alumni on stage in Houston this summer! Choreographer Laura Gutierrez (Dance ‘05) was featured in the Houston Chronicle for her modern interpretation of the 1913 ballet Rite of Spring, now playing at Rec Room! Matt Hune (Theatre ’03) directs nine HSPVA alumnae and current students on and back stage. Betty Marie Muessig (Theatre ’11) is…

Alumni News—December 2016

HSPVA alumni make a difference in the arts and their communities Robert Hodge (Visual ’98) will have a solo exhibition at Freight + Volume in New York City in January 2017. Check out this story in Papercity. Cameron Ross (Theatre ’06) recently premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and the Next International Film Festival Houston. His…