The Pierians Foundation, Incorporated

Transforming Generations Through The Arts

 
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Teen Arts Troup

Teen Theatre Arts Troup Awarded Grant

 

The Pierians Foundation, Inc. announces the award of a $1000 grant to local arts nonprofit, The Finest Performance Foundation, Inc. (The Finest!). The funds are a matching grant offered as a joint effort with the Montgomery County Chapter of The Pierians, Inc. to support the growth and expansion of The Finest IMPACT Troupe teen theatre arts project. This grant will be used for growing The Finest! IMPACT leadership and theatre arts performance troupe program.

 

The Finest! Performance Foundation, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit dedicated to empowering low-to-moderate income communities, focusing on positive character and talent development of youth, their families, and community advocates .

“Creating community leaders through the arts”

IMPACT, an acronym for Inspiring Mentoring Positive Activists Called Teens, based in Montgomery County, MD is a teen leadership and theatre arts program designed to encourage teens to become aware of and address social issues. 


The Finest IMPACT uses theatre arts to teach the skills of conflict resolution, violence prevention, tolerance, leadership development, critical thinking, and activism.

 

AWARD RECIPIENTS RECOGNIZED

2014 National Project Award Recipient

Darian Clonts Receives National Award

Supporting aspiring artists.

The Pierians Foundation, Inc. awarded $3,000 to Darian Clonts, a native of Atlanta, GA, and an Indiana University Master’s Degree candidate in vocal performance, at its Biennial meeting during the 17th National Assembly of the Pierians, Incorporated. The Award honors Darian for his exceptional  and extraordinary talent as a tenor.

 

Clonts attended Cobb County (GA) Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts (CCCEPA) where he was a vocal major.  Clonts’ musical ability earned him the Music Department’s 2008 Presidential Scholarship to Morehouse College, where he continued his studies in vocal performance and traveled the United States and Canada, singing Tenor in the Morehouse College Glee Club and its Quartet.

 

For four seasons starting in 2010,  Clonts performed as a member of the renowned Atlanta Singers, a professional vocal ensemble comprised of some of the region's finest soloists, who are dedicated to the art of small-ensemble choral singing. Other members of the Atlanta Singers included members of the Atlanta Symphony Chorus and choral directors.  In the fall of 2013, Clonts began pursuit of a Master’s Degree in vocal performance at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. There, he performed in the chorus of HMS Pinafore, and in the chorus of “Porgy and Bess” at Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey. Clonts was also a member of the Atlanta Opera Chorus, during the 2013-2014 season, and performed in all three of the season’s productions: La Traviata, Carmen, and The Italian Girl in Algiers.

 

Clonts’ nomination for this distinguished award was sponsored by the Atlanta, GA Chapter of the Pierians, Incorporated. 

2012 National Project Award Recipient
Aaron McCoy Jacobs Continues Long History of Achievements as Tenor.

Aaron Jacobs McCoy, mesmerized the Pierians and their guests at the 17th National Assembly Gala with his commanding and vibrant tenor performance.  His lyrical renditions were passionate, profoundly moving, and beautifully sung.


Aaron received The Foundation’s National Project Award in 2012. Since then, he has continued to pursue his career as a vocalist (tenor). He performed role of Fiedka in “Fiddler on the Roof”,a Kearsley Park Players’ production (Spring 2013). He currently serves as Board Member and Music Director of the Flint Community Players;, and in the Spring of 2013, he won  NANBPWC First Place, State and Regional Championship. Aaron McCoy Jacobs, performed (Bella) in the Comic Opera Guild (Ann Arbor, MI) production of “Her Highness the Prince” (Spring 2014). The operetta is a show, by Comic Opera Guild founder Tom Petiet, that features the music of "the father of operetta," Jacques Offenbach.