June 2023 Alumni Newsletter

Welcome to The June 2023 Edition of the Official Alumni Newsletter, where we connect you with news and updates from The National Alumni Association of The Cincinnati School for Creative and Performing Arts.


The Official Alumni Newsletter of The National Alumni Association of
The Cincinnati School for Creative & Performing Arts

“The Graduation Issue”

A Message from the Alumni President:
“Schools Out Forever!”

Fellow Alumni,

On behalf of the National Alumni Association of The Cincinnati School for Creative and Performing Arts, it is my pleasure to formally welcome the Class of 2023 as official members of our Alumni Association. 2023 is a very special year because this year marks the 50th anniversary of the School for Creative and Performing Arts. With 50 years of cultivating artistic and academic excellence, the Class of 2023 is a prime example of the SCPA legacy living on in future generations. This class joins us as the 44th graduating class of SCPA and we look forward to having a long and wonderful relationship with them. Our goal is to connect with the Class of 2023 as you take your next steps in life. By keeping in touch with the Alumni Association, we welcome you into a family tree that now spans 44 years. We are currently in the development of various projects that will help recent graduates in their future endeavors, such as a pilot mentorship opportunities, opening various chapters of the organization in a city near you, and the announcement of our 2023 Dare to Dream Scholarship Winners!

Highlights about the Class of 2023:

– First Class of “Legends” to spend K-12 (13 years) in the new SCPA building
– 100% Graduation Rate
– Most of the Class are have been accepted into 2-4 year college or post-secondary program

You should have had the chance to register for the Alumni Association in class and an account on our alumni website has been created for you! If you haven’t registered with the association yet, please register on our website.

Lastly, I hope to continue to serve your class to the best of our ability! I encourage you to stay connected to us and your peers, as they will be friends for life. Push forth into the world in a lifelong effort to “find your voice.” I hope that as you start on your next chapter in life, you’ll build your own legacy on the framework of SCPA, whether you continue your artistic training or venture into another professional field. We know that in time, the road will rise to meet you, and hopefully bring you back home to SCPA!





 Joshua Trotter ’14, Alumni President 2023


Become an Alumni Member Today!

When you become a member of the Alumni Association, you are not only reconnecting with those who graduated alongside you, but all of the beautiful extended family members that make up the SCPA Alumni. 

Introducing the Bob Ohr Archives!

The National Alumni Association of the Cincinnati School for the Creative and Performing Arts is thrilled to announce the launch of the Bob Ohr Archives. Bob Ohr – who was the photographer for SCPA from 1983 to 2007 – has shared and entrusted his collection of SCPA photos with NAAcSCPA, and we are proud to be able to share his collection with all of you on the SCPA Alumni website.


Schuyler McCray, Drama ’07

Schuyler McCray is an educator, rapper, and spoken word artist. He says that his time at SCPA truly helped him develop self confidence and public speaking skills. 

Schuyler attended SCPA from 5-12th grade, where he majored in Drama. He attended Kentucky State University from 2008-2013, and graduated Cum Laude with a B. A. in English, with concentration in Creative Writing. 

Schuyler’s professional career has been spent teaching, performing spoken word, acting, and rapping. He is most proud of his time at Breakthrough Cincinnati, where he was an administrator/teacher for six consecutive summers. There, Schuyler taught 9th Grade Leadership, a course he designed centered on college readiness and self advocacy. For the last nine years, he has worked for Cincinnati Public Schools in various teaching and coaching roles. He is currently a founding co-teacher at Idea Public Schools on the Westside of Cincinnati. Schuyler is also a founding teaching artist for Elementz HipHop Cultural Art Center.


SCPA Alumni T-Shirts Coming Soon!

You asked, we listened!
Beginning this summer, the NAAcSCPA is proud to offer SCPA Alumni merchandise. Register for the Alumni Association to be the first to know when shirts go on sale.

Join an Alumni Committee Today!

Alumni Events & Reunions

Our Alumni Family is always reuniting for good ol’ SCPA fun. Don’t just see it on social media, be there!

In Memoriam 

With sincere affection, we remember our classmates and friends who have passed away since 1973. We request and would sincerely appreciate the names and graduation year or school position of any of our family for whom we have had no prior knowledge of their passing.

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108 W Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45202


This issue of the Alumni Bravo has been put together by
the Alumni Marketing and Communications Committee 

Our Mission: The Association’s Mission is to strengthen connections among and between the School’s alumni, current students, faculty, and staff; to provide valued services, as defined by the policies adopted by the Association’s Board of Directors from time to time; to provide ongoing financial support for the School; and to support the School’s mission of fostering academic and artistic excellence.

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