New Jersey Herald – Hudson Maxim School wins Arts Education Scholarship from Young Audiences

New Jersey Herald
Sunday, December 24, 2017

HOPATCONG — Hudson Maxim School has won an Early Childhood Arts Education Scholarship from Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania (YA). These grants were made possible through the collective support from YA’s generous Individual donors. Through the grant, Hudson Maxim School will experience extraordinary and inspiring performances and hands-on workshops delivered by YA’s team of professional teaching artists.

Each customized program is developed to maximize students’ experiences with quality arts programs, provide opportunities to understand the cultural importance of the arts and creativity, and connect to classroom curriculum and their live Hudson Maxim School was one of only nine schools to be selected from the many that applied throughout New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania region.

“We are beyond excited to receive this generous grant,” Principal of Hudson Maxim School Katherine McFadden said in a press release.

“As a former arts educator, programs like Young Audiences are near and dear to my heart. Providing quality arts programming to our young students has always been a goal at Hudson Maxim School. In these difficult economic times, it is not always possible to bring in a teaching artist, but with the help of Young Audiences we can now continue to offer our students inspiring, arts-rich experiences, including a teaching artist. We are so excited for this opportunity!”

“Hudson Maxim School’s application demonstrated a real commitment to offering its students exceptional arts programming–and a need for financial assistance to make that happen,” said Michele Russo, President & CEO of Young Audiences.

“We look forward to working with Katherine McFadden, Tanya Pagano, Tracie Wieczorek and school staff to plan a curriculum-based, engaging array of arts initiatives for students and teachers.”

Hudson Maxim School will work with Young Audiences’ staff, and their roster of professional teaching artists, to plan high-quality arts programming tailored specifically to the school’s unique needs. The grant will provide funding for a variety of initiatives, including:

º Professional artist performances at the school.

º In-depth, hands-on workshops with professional artists.

º Family arts and creativity experience for families.

º Teacher professional learning.

For more information about YA’s Arts Education Scholarships visit, or contact Michelle L Marigliano at Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania, at 866-500-9265 or [email protected].