NTFAA News and Announcements

News and Announcements

  • New Trier Fine Arts Association Awards Grants Benefiting Fine Arts Students
    Students at New Trier will perform Kabuki, engage in stage combat, build community with improvisation, and learn hip hop, jazz, and modern dance moves and more thanks to the New Trier Fine Arts Association (NTFAA). Recently, the non-profit, parent volunteer group approved over $17,000 for grants that will help bring the outside artistic world into the New Trier classroom, as well as allow Trevians to travel both locally and further afield to practice their disciplines. All told, the grants benefit the 1,950 students who take at least one class per day in Art, Dance, Music, Theatre, Media, and Debate, and support the NTFAA's mission to promote and enhance the student experience in the Fine Arts. Click here to learn more about the programs and experiences supported by the grants.
  • New Trier Swing Choir in New York City
    On Sunday, April 14, the 22 members of the New Trier Swing Choir joined instrumental and vocal jazz ensembles from around the country at the New York City Jazz Festival.  Hosted at Symphony Space, the renowned festival provides jazz groups with an opportunity to perform for and receive comments from a panel of jazz experts.  For New Trier's Swing Choir, this meant rehearsing and performing at Symphony Space, as well as participating in a master class with celebrated vocal jazz educator Jennifer Barnes.    https://www.jenniferbarnesmusic.com/  
  • 52 Summer Scholarship Recipients
    Congratulations to our 52 Summer Scholarship Recipients! See the complete list here .
  • NTFAA’s Grants Partner NT Fine Arts Alumni with Students
    When New Trier High School students take classes in the fine arts, they can count on exceptional instruction alongside like-minded and talented peers.  To enhance their experiences and give current students concrete examples of how to bridge high school arts experiences with real world ones, the New Trier Fine Arts Association (NTFAA) welcomes the opportunity each year to assist faculty members in bringing in alumni artists to initiate partnerships and work with students.  
  • NEW TRIER FINE ARTS ASSOCIATION APPROVES $45,000 IN GRANTS TO BENEFIT STUDENTS
    Students at New Trier will wield swords, learn hip hop dance moves, perform with a world-renowned alumni violist, and experiment with drone photography thanks to the New Trier Fine Arts Association (NTFAA). Recently, the parent volunteer group approved over $45,000 in funding to benefit the 1,950 students who take at least one class per day in Art, Dance, Music, and Media, Speech & Theatre. 
  • New Trier Fine Arts Students Shine Bright in New York City
    New York, with its abundant cultural spectacles and educational opportunities, played host this year to two groups of New Trier Fine Arts students from the theatre and music departments. Department faculty, school administration, and the New Trier Fine Arts Association (NTFAA) worked together to support the participating student artists and their families.
  • 52 New Trier Students Awarded Summer Scholarships by the New Trier Fine Arts Association
    More than four dozen continuing arts students at New Trier recently learned that they had been selected to receive a one-time merit scholarship to pursue dance, music, media, speech or theater during the summer of 2018.   View the list.
  • 2018 NTFAA Summer Scholarship Applications
    2018 Summer Scholarship Applications are available online here . Applications will be due by March 1, with notification to winners by spring break. Questions? Contact Deb Ponko at  NTFAAscholars@gmail.com
  • A Focus on Women in Jazz as New Trier Celebrates its 35th Annual Jazz Fest
    On Saturday, February 3 rd , for the first time in its 35-year history, the New Trier Jazz Festival will feature programming highlighting the opportunities and barriers to women in jazz.  Taking advantage of the popularity of one of the nation's largest student jazz festivals, visiting artists, conductors, and female student musicians will gather in performance and discussion, with a focus on breaking through in a traditionally male-dominated genre, and allowing young musicians to connect with some of the country's outstanding female jazz instrumentalists.  
  • New Trier Fine Arts Association approves $48,000 in grants to benefit students
    For over four decades, the New Trier Fine Arts Association (NTFAA) has supported New Trier arts students.  Recently, the parent volunteer group approved $48,000 in grants that benefit 1,950 students who take at least one class per day in Art, Dance, Music, and/or Media, Speech & Theatre.
  • New Trier Fine Arts Association awards $48,000 in grants benefitting student artists
    Winnetka, Ill. - For over four decades, New Trier Fine Arts Association (NTFAA) has supported New Trier arts students. Recently, the parent volunteer group approved $48,000 in grants that benefit 1,950 students who take at least one class per day in Art, Dance, Music and/or Media, Speech & Theatre.
  • Board Interest Volunteer Application
    2017-18 NTFAA Board Interest Volunteer Application. Apply now!
  • NTFAA "FIRST THURSDAYS" FUNDRAISERS
    Come out and support New Trier's performing an visual artists!   Learn more