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April 22, 2018

Perhaps you have been wondering if Rising Stars is right for your kids.  VAPA is excited to offer its first Musical Theatre Camps this summer and is launching with Rising Stars for students who have completed the 1st - 8th grades on May 29 - June 2.  This camp is NOT s...

March 28, 2018

Over the weekend, the Valdosta Academy of Arts took two voice students to compete at the Southeastern Region National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) conference.  Held at Auburn University, the conference hosted voice teachers and their students from Georgia,...

January 10, 2018

Welcome to Wellness Wednesdays at ValdostaPerformingArts.com.  As the CDC indicates this will be one of the worst flu seasons in recent years, we are hearing yet again the admonitions to wash our hands well, stay home if we have a fever, and to get a flu shot if we hav...

November 6, 2017

Beat the holiday rush and give the gift of music lessons this holiday season. It's an investment in the life of one you love. Visit ValdostaPerformingArts.com today and contact Dr. McQuade for details.

September 18, 2017

Natural talent, interest, and aptitude have their place. However, it is the effort, attention, and opportunity that takes one from mere talent to near perfection.

August 28, 2017

Explore how the arts can excite and invigorate learning across the curriculum for your student. Arts education has the unique power of encouraging curiosity and improving performance in other areas.

August 6, 2017

Dr. McQuade is passionate about the place she calls home.  Her deep love of community drives her to commit her time, talents, energy, and resources to the benefit and wellbeing of her neighbors.

August 3, 2017

This morning Dr. Jennifer McQuade joined her colleagues, Dr. Allen Henderson (Professor of Voice at Georgia Southern University and Executive Director of NATS), Dr. David Sisco (Professor of Voice at Marymount Manhattan College), and Dr. Mark McQuade (Assistant Profess...

July 29, 2017

While taking voice lessons can feel like an extremely vulnerable thing, the benefits are well worth the risk taken.  Yet that vulnerability necessitates choosing a teacher well.  Dr. McQuade is not only a highly skilled teacher but also an empathetic and relational one...

July 28, 2017

Dr. McQuade shared the stage with professional tenor, David Guzman, and professional baritone, Michael Preacely, in a 2016 production of Verdi’s Rigoletto.  Not only do her students rave about studying with her, her colleagues are exuberant about their experiences perf...

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