Maryland Public High School Dance Showcase
AEMS is proud to partner with dance advocates from across the state in the presentation of the Maryland Public High School Dance Showcase (MPHSDS). The MPHSDS showcases excellence in public school dance education in Maryland. High schools submit audition materials, attend a full day of master classes, share with other dancers from around the state, and are exposed to college and university dance programs in Maryland. The showcase also provides the additional opportunity to celebrate student achievement with the presentation of the All-State Dance Awards and the Showcase Award for Professionalism and Performance.
Best of Maryland Arts Education Festival
In April 2019, the 2nd Annual Best of Maryland Arts Education Festival took place in the Mt. Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore City. Including performances by Becky Gulsvig of “Come From Away” (touring at the Hippodrome Theatre), the St. Michael’s Marching Band, and showcasing the artistic talents of over 600 students in all disciplines, this festival celebrates the some of the pedagogical byproducts of Maryland’s arts educators.