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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | July 20, 2012
Hagerstown resident Connor Buckley said he wanted to learn more about the technique of playing the piano, which is why he attended Piano Academy camp at the Barbara Ingram Summer Arts Academy. “I wanted to learn a little more than just playing notes written on a page,” he said. “There were certain things I wanted to improve on.” Connor, 13, will be going into the eighth grade at E. Russell Hicks Middle School this fall. He took part in the camp's piano recital Thursday, playing a solo piece and a duet.
EDUCATION
November 7, 2011
The $370 Bill Dorsey Scholarship for Barbara Ingram School for the Arts was awarded to Brianna Arnemann. The scholarship was established in honor of 2008 People's Choice Award winner, the Rev. Janice Dorsey, and named for her late husband, Bill. The fund will support scholarships for students at Barbara Ingram School for the Arts. 
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | June 2, 2011
The graduates were the show and the stars Thursday night as the 2-year-old Barbara Ingram School for the Arts held its first graduation ceremony. Last year's graduating class was so small only a reception was held, and the students participated at their home schools' graduation ceremonies, Principal Michael Thorsen said. The ceremony for this year's 28 graduates was held at the Bridge of Life church across the street from the downtown Hagerstown arts school. The graduates and audience gave Vincent Groh a standing ovation for donating the building that serves as the arts school.
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October 3, 2012
Proceeds from the Tim Rotz Variety Show on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at The Maryland Theatre will benefit Barbara Ingram School for the Arts. The show features young Hannah Richardson and student performers from Barbara Ingram School for the Arts. Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased at www.mdtheatre.org or by calling 301-790-3500.
BUSINESS
June 5, 2011
The Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce and the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission recently presented a check for $3,220 to the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts. The groups donated $10 from each ticket sold for the Washington County Business Awards to the school.   The Phantasmics, a musical theater ensemble from the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, performed a collection of song and dance routines for those who attended the business awards ceremony.
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September 6, 2012
Barbara Ingram School for the Arts has a new vocal and instrumental music teacher. Melissa J. Mackley replaces music teacher Matthew D. Albright, according to school system spokesman Richard Wright. Mackley's appointment and Albright's separation from service were part of a personnel package the Board of Education approved with a 6-0 vote Tuesday. Board member W. Edward Forrest was absent from the meeting. - Julie E. Greene
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By KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | December 31, 2012
Washington County residents have an added incentive to watch the Orange Bowl college football contest Tuesday night between Florida State and Northern Illinois in Miami Gardens, Fla. Thirteen students from Hagerstown's Barbara Ingram School for the Arts will perform during halftime at the Discover Orange Bowl, part of a choreographed dance performance that includes 450 performers, said Andrea Masciocchi, the dance director at the Barbara Ingram school....
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | April 26, 2011
With the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts less than two years old, educators are still working out which courses are the best to offer and adding more advanced and individualized classes as the school adds more upperclassmen. On Tuesday night, the Washington County Board of Education voted 7-0 to approve course changes for the downtown Hagerstown school. Clyde Harrell, director for curriculum and instruction for prekindergarten through 12th grade, said school system officials also took into consideration information they gleaned from other arts schools.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | June 17, 2011
Hoping to raise $100,000 to pay salaries for adjunct teachers at Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, the school's foundation held a balloon auction Friday evening at the Hagerstown Regional Airport. The Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Foundation was auctioning 17 hot-air balloon sculptures that were painted by local artists and have been on display in University Plaza and along downtown Hagerstown streets, Mimi Dickinson, the foundation's development director, said before the event.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | May 17, 2013
The choral performance of “This Could be the Start of Something Big” on Friday night by Barbara Ingram School for the Arts students kicked off “A Celebration of Firsts” presented by the school's foundation at Hager Hall in Hagerstown. The fundraising event featured performances by the school's seniors and recognized the work of retiring principal Michael T. Thorsen. Through ticket sales and sponsors, the performance-packed event raised about $30,000 for the school and the artist-in-residence program, said foundation executive director Mimi Dickinson.
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August 11, 2013
The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will offer its Saturday Morning Youth Program during the coming school year. Classes begin Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10  to 11:30 a.m. and will meet Oct. 5, 12, 19, 16, Nov. 9, 16 and 23. There will be no class on Saturday, Nov. 2 during the museum's annual Treasure Sale. The second semester will begin Feb. 8 and end March 29. For more than two decades, the program has been funded by the Mary K. Bowman Historical and Fine Arts Fund. This year,  the museum has worked with a team of art teachers and an arts curriculum specialist from Washington County Public Schools to create a 16-week curriculum.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | July 7, 2013
Whether they were standing with their open hands by their sides or pointing toward the ceiling as they sang, a Sweet Adelines chorus filled the Bowman Concert Hall at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts on Sunday with some well-known patriotic tunes, Broadway songs and pop hits. The 24 women in the Heart of Maryland Chorus were really good, said Hagerstown resident Donna Souders, who added that she considers herself a “good critic” because she sang barbershop harmony with a Sweet Adelines group for 20 years.
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By HOLLY SHOK | holly.shok@herald-mail.com | June 27, 2013
The second question Hagerstown native turned Brooklyn-based writer and theater artist Maggie-Kate Coleman said she is most often asked by inquiring minds regarding her profession is: “What comes first, the music or lyrics?” To which her answer is “Yes,” and “Neither,” Coleman said. But the first question the curious ask her is: “Why do you write musicals?” To which she does not yet have an answer. It's fitting that Coleman - one of four authors featured during the third annual Washington County Literary Arts Summit held Thursday night at Barbara Ingram School for the Arts in Hagerstown - commenced her discussion with questions, because she  begins the writing process with a question.
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By CHRIS COPLEY | chrisc@herald-mail.com | June 21, 2013
When organizers of this year's Literary Arts Summit began lining up presenters, they looked for well-known names. Right away, they landed a big fish. “Generally, we start real big: 'Gee, if we could get ...' This year, the first person we were able to sign on was (James) Grady, a novelist, a journalist, an investigative reporter,” said Marty Potash, common core writing project coordinator for Washington County Public Schools. “Mr. Grady's first book, 'Six Days of the Condor,' was turned into (the 1975 movie)
EDUCATION
June 19, 2013
Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Sixth marking period Distinguished honor roll Grade nine - Jenna Becker, Brynn Dao, Katherine Grahl, Kamryn Grosh,  David Gunther, Olivia Gwise, Bailey Hovermale, Macy Meyer, Mari Mullane, Breanna Myers, Kimberly Parr, Ellen Salvatore Grade 10 - Taylor Baer, William Bureau, Terra Cook, Corey Householder, Kaitlynn Howard, Amy Jennings, Angeline Mendez, Julia Muller, Daria...
EDUCATION
June 16, 2013
When the Rev. Janice Dorsey was named a 2008 People's Choice Award winner by the Community Foundation of Washington County, she asked that the endowment created in her honor be named after her late husband.  Thus, the Bill Dorsey Scholarship for the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Fund was created.  On June 3, the annual scholarship was awarded to Kenny Catchings, a dance major from Hagerstown.  Catchings has attended the school for...
EDUCATION
June 14, 2013
Artist Erin Mettille opened her one-woman exhibit and hosted an opening reception at the Washington County Arts Council May 30.  Mettille's art was chosen from multiple submissions to be the “look” of the 18th annual Western Maryland Blues Fest. The Barbara Ingram School for the Arts graduating senior is on her way to Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Ga., in the fall and plans to major in illustration.   Mettille participated in the Maryland Symphony Orchestra Collaboration in 2012 and the painting of the Greater Hagerstown Bicycle Mural Project in 2011-12.
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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | June 6, 2013
In 2009, a group of Washington County students about to make the transition into high school made a bold choice to break away from their home schools to attend a new arts school in downtown Hagerstown. To focus on their love of the arts or to start with a brand new group of kids - whatever the reason - it was the perfect choice for those 64 students. And on Thursday night, that Class of 2013 received their diplomas and graduated from the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts before a full house crowd at The Maryland Theatre.
EDUCATION
May 26, 2013
Monday, May 27 Memorial Day - Schools and central office closed Tuesday, May 28 Boonsboro Middle - Yearbook distribution, 3:15 p.m. E. Russell Hicks Middle - Grade six and seven band concert, 7 p.m. Lincolnshire Elementary - Healthy Smiles visit Sharpsburg Elementary - College and career fair Wednesday, May 29 Barbara Ingram School for the Arts - Actors' studio performance in Black Box Theatre, 7 p.m.; freshman vocal...
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