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GPA teams with DSO


July 10, 2014
The Grosse Pointe Academy announces a partnership with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for the 2014-15 school year as a sponsoring school of the DSO's Wu Family Academy of Education and Engagement.

"This opportunity is a key component of our initiative to bring arts and creativity to our science, technology, engineering, and mathematics efforts," said Head of School Lars Kuelling. "We are so pleased the DSO is partnering with us to provide a unique opportunity for our students to extend their performing arts learning beyond the daily classroom while also making the Academy a destination for the arts."

The DSO offerings will include two opportunities for students: The Suzuki String Training program and the Academy Chorus. Staffed by DSO and Detroit Children's Choir instructors, these optional programs will allow students to participate in convenient lessons on-campus before and after school, with the possibility of classes during the school day if scheduling permits.

The partnership follows on the heels of the school's successful paddle-raising to support the inclusion of arts, creativity and design in its recent science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) initiative. The goal was $100,000 and, thanks to the generosity of the community, the Academy raised $160,000, bringing a three-year total in support of technology, STEM and the arts to nearly $600,000.

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