Newsletter February 2019

Welcome to The February 2019 Edition of the Official Alumni Newsletter, where we connect you with news and updates from The National Alumni Association of The School for Creative and Performing Arts.



The Official Alumni Newsletter, where we connect you with news and updates from The National Alumni Association for The School of Creative and Performing Arts.

February 2019


We are excited to announce the 2019 Annual Meeting of the National Alumni Association of the Cincinnati School for Creative and Performing Arts (NAAcSCPA).

The meeting will be held on Saturday, March 2nd from 10am-12 in the SCPA Library. During the meeting, we will install the second elected board of directors and officers. The new board members are: Allison McElfresh 96′, Catreece Tatum 14′, Dennis Betz 85′, Tomica Chitterson 97′, and Vicka Bell-Robinson 96′. 
We would also like to introduce our newly-elected alumni board officers!

President – William Hammelrath 86′
Vice President- Joshua Trotter 14′
Secretary- Alison McElfresh 96′
Treasurer- Karen Winkler 79′


This will also be an opportunity to get involved and join a committee! If you’d like to join our committees listed at please email us at 

These are really exciting moments for the alumni of SCPA. We look forward to sharing them with you on March 2nd, as we set the stage for our journey into the next year, together.

Stepping Down Board Members, Thank You!


The first round of board terms have come to an end and the election process for the 2019 board of directors has been confirmed and available seats filled.

The National Alumni Association of the Cincinnati School for Creative and Performing Arts (NAAcSCPA) would like to thank Semion Androne, Kathleen Riemenschneider, Michael Inman, Kelli Starks-Harris, and  Douglas Ball for their hard work, dedication, talent, and time they contributed to our association by serving on our first Alumni Board of Directors. 

These people aided our association in so many ways but have also contributed to our board becoming the most diverse organization with ties to SCPA in race, gender and generational representation. For that we are thankful and we hope they will continue to connect and serve our Alumni Association and it’s mission.

Thanks for Attending Alumni Day 2018! 

This months spotlight goes out to SCPA alum and well known keyboardist Ron Avant. Since graduating from SCPA Ron has gone on to do some incredible things in the world of music. After SCPA, Ron got an Associate of Arts degree at The Musicians Institute College of Contemporary Music in Hollywood,CA .

Ron has both toured and worked with many famous artists such as Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown, Bobby Brown, Fergie, and Jhene Aiko. He is currently on tour with Anderson Paak and The Free Nationals.

Check out this article written about Ron:
Check out this video of Ron playing keyboard for rapper Anderson Paak:

Supporting SCPA Alumni perosnal Events, Shows, Busineess, Films and Music.
Submit your “Alumni Happening” to

Arin Ray Music Video – Reckless

Arin Ray (Class of 2013) releases a video for his latest RnB single- Reckless
Reckless is featured on his debut album Platinum Fire.  This album also features artsist like Ty Dolla $ign, DRAM, YG,  Childish Major, SiR,  Terrance Martin, and Babyface

“Platinum Fire (Deluxe Edition)” Out Now! 
(Warning: Explicit Content) 


Dr. Tyrha Lindsey-Warren
SCPA Alumni – An Adam Experiment 

An Off-Broadway production that I am bringing to the Aronoff Theater in celebration of Black History Month called, “An Adam Experiment.” With my heartfelt goal to work to bring the Cincinnati community together in empowering ways, “An Adam Experiment” is a one-man play that explores a day in thelife of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., a pioneering crusader for justice during theCivil Rights movement and member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Known as the “Prince of Harlem,” Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. remains to be the only African American Congressman who has passed the most legislation on behalf of Civil Rights, education and more. “An Adam Experiment” touches on Adam’s fight for equality for African Americans as well as struggles in his personal life. 


SCPA Mayerson Theater
March 8th-10th 2019
Tickets available at Box Office or Online
SCPA Music Departments and Musical Theater Presents:

SCPA Corbett Theater
March 14th and 15th, 7PM
Tickets: Adult $10 Students $5


Click the link now to create a profile on our website, Learn about membership levels, and  offically become a member of the NAAcSCPA!

Submit your SCPA Story!

The SCPA Alumni Association is looking to put out Alumni Stories!  Send us your personal account of How having an arts eduation influnced your current career.  Submissions can be sent t0!

Please include a picture with your submission. Those who submit stories have a chance to be featured in an Alumni Newsletter or other media publication. 


We need your expertise and experience on the committees that will serve as the functioning infrastructure of the Association.We will post those committees for your review and your choice as to how you will be a part of the Association. It is through these committees that the brothers and sisters of our Association will remain connected. 
The committees listed below will not be the only ones available but will provide the foundation for our organization moving forward. If you’d like to join our committees listed below or at please email us at 


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