Recent News and Announcements
2014-15 School Year Calendar as a document is now updated.
CONGRATULATIONS TO MS. COURTNEY PELAVIN!
Ms Courtney Pelavin is the recipient of the 2014 Washington State ACDA Outstanding Young Choral Director Award!
To qualify for the award, one must meet the following criteria: 10 years or fewer choral directing experience, current ACDA/WA-ACDAmember, maintains high performance and literature standards and attends ACDA/WA-ACDA activities. In her notification e-mail, the ACDA had this to say about Ms. Pelavin: "Your contributions to the art of choral music have been impactful with significant contributions to the choral arena in the greater Seattle area and the state of Washington. We thank you for what you have done and wish to express our appreciation with this award." Itappears that others are catching on to the truly outstanding job that Ms.Pelavin does on a daily basis for the students of Ballard High School. Congratulations on the well-deserved honor!
CONGRATULATIONS TO BALLARD PERFORMING ARTS!
Ballard High School’s production of Urinetown: The Musical!
, was bestowed a BEST OVERALL MUSICAL NOMINATION by the 5th Avenue High School Musical Theatre Awards! Ballard’s show was one of only eight musicals nominated out of over 120 musical productions performed during the 2013-2014 school year in the state of Washington. Urinetown
also received nominations for BEST COSTUMES, BEST CHOREOGRAPHY, and BEST ENSEMBLE (The Rebels). In addition, the "Urine Jail Combo" also received an honorable mention for BEST ORCHESTRA. The cast and crew will be performing "Run, Freedom, Run" from the show at BENAROYA HALL on June 9th. This once in a lifetime opportunity means that the students will be rehearsing in the space that day in preparation for the performance that evening. The production is directed by Shawn M. Riley, with vocal direction by Courtney Rowley Pelavin, instrumental direction by Michael James, and choreography by Eia Waltzer.