Join us for the Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts 2021 Festival from April 23 to May 9, featuring a variety of virtual and in-person concerts, workshops, artist demonstrations, lectures, and MORE! This year’s theme is Art Heals—celebrating the importance of the arts in our lives that bring us the power to heal. Click HERE to see full festival schedules.
Creative Collection Showcase Concert
Wednesday, April 28 | 7:00 p.m. | Virtual
A varied program featuring our faculty of MCAA and students and faculty of the Dewberry School of Music on wind, string, and brass instruments.
Creative Collection A Look Inside: A Composer’s Process
Premiere: Thursday, April 29 | 7:00 p.m. | Virtual
Join composer, Kitty Fields, discusses her compositional process and her work, “Air for Solo Flute Unaccompanied,” written for and performed by a flutist, Samantha Clarke. The flutist and composer will discuss aspects of the work, the thought process Kitty Fields went through when writing it, and suggestions/recommendations for the performer. After the discussion/interview, Samantha Clarke will share a performance of the work on flute.
Saturday, May 1 | 2:00 p.m. | Veterans Amphitheater
10455 Armstrong Street, Fairfax, VA
The Patriot Violins of Mason Community Arts Academy, under the direction of Ms. Claire Allen, present a program of American composers showcasing the diversity of musical traditions in the United States.
Limited spaces, click HERE to RSVP.
Fourth Annual Student Playwright Festival
Premiere: Sunday, May 2 | 2:00 p.m. | Virtual
This online play festival features the written work of AFYP/MCAA students aged 7-17, presented as stage readings acted by our Acting Faculty.