Juilliard Offers Strings Residency At Bak Middle School Of The Arts

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The world-renowned Juilliard School partnered with the Middle School of the Arts (MSOA) Foundation at Bak for a Jazz Residency in June of 2011. In response to the program’s tremendous success Juilliard is repeating, and expanding its programming at the award winning Bak MSOA. Friday, November 18th and Saturday 19th the TOOMAI quintet offered a… Read more »

Juilliard Expands Partnership With Bak Middle School Of The Arts

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The world-renowned Juilliard School partnered with the Middle School of the Arts (MSOA) Foundation at Bak for a Jazz Residency in June of 2011. In response to the program’s tremendous success Juilliard is repeating, and expanding its programming at the award winning Bak MSOA. Friday, November 18th and Saturday 19th the TOOMAI quintet will offer… Read more »

Needs Remain At Bak Despite Recent MSOA Foundation Grants

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In October 2011 The Middle School of the Arts (MSOA) Foundation granted teachers’ wish lists for the 2011-2012 school year.  In 2010, Bak’s magnet budget was cut by 10%, significantly impacting the Artist in Residence Program it previously funded.  Artists in Residence provide individual and small group arts and music lessons – a vital component… Read more »

Bak Principal Elizabeth Kennedy Named One Of America’s Best K-8 Principals

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Bak Middle School of the Arts Principal, Elizabeth Kennedy, is among sixty-one outstanding elementary and middle school principals from across the nation and abroad that have been named as 2011 National Distinguished Principals (NDP) by the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP). The principals will be honored Oct. 21 at an awards banquet at… Read more »

Former Students Touring Country Helping Kids In Need

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Two former Bak Middle School of the Arts and Dreyfoos School of the Arts students, Daniel Satinoff and Joey Poach, took part in the Socks for America tour this summer.   Now seniors at North Carolina School of the Arts, Daniel and Joey were hired to tour the Midwest, meet volunteers, hand out socks to those… Read more »

William Koch Donates $250,000 To “Save The Arts” At Bak

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Local philanthropist and Oxbow business owner, William I. Koch generously donated $250,000.00 to the MSOA Foundation in support of Bak Middle School of the Arts (MSOA).  In the last two years alone Mr. Koch has donated more than half a million dollars in support of the MSOA Foundation’s “Save the Arts Campaign.”  The campaign was… Read more »

Renowned Juilliard School Partners with Bak Middle School of the Arts

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The Juilliard School, world-renowned for the caliber of its artistic and educational offerings to exceptionally talented performing artists from around the world, is partnering with award winning local magnet arts school Bak Middle School of the Arts (MSOA). This summer, June 6-13th Bak MSOA will be hosting a Juilliard Jazz Summer Camp to students ages… Read more »

Arbor Day And Earth Day Celebration At Bak Middle School Of The Arts

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In observance of Arbor Day and Earth Day, Bak Middle School of the Arts presented an annual Arbor Day celebration  Thursday, April 21st at 2:15 p.m. in the main courtyard.  Students from the dance, band, vocal, and strings departments performed in front of the student body.  Various other students from Paula Hough’s science classes recited poems and… Read more »

Bak Middle School of the Arts Students Receive National Art Award

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Three students from Bak Middle School of the Arts have received prestigious awards for their outstanding artwork through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the 88 year-old national program that recognizes outstanding creative teenagers. The winners will be honored at a special ceremony at the world-famous Carnegie Hall in New York City on May 31. … Read more »

Bak Middle School of the Arts Girls Chorus Only Middle School Chorus Selected To Perform At National Conference

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The Bak Middle School of the Arts Girls Chorus was selected to perform at the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) National Conference Chicago, Illinois March 9-12, 2011. The Bak Girls Chorus will be one of 34 performing choirs that will shine at Orchestra Hall and at Roosevelt University’s splendid Auditorium Theater. Bak Girls Chorus was… Read more »

Bak and Suncoast Receive Prestigious National Magnet Award

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Bak Middle School of the Arts and Suncoast Community High School have been recognized as 2011 Magnet Schools of Excellence by Magnet Schools of America.   Magnet Schools of America (MSA) established the Magnet Schools of Merit Award to recognize the top magnet schools in the United States.  The Magnet Schools of Merit Award recognizes magnet… Read more »

Prestigious Juilliard School Summer Jazz Camp To Be Held At Bak Middle School Of The Arts

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The prestigious Juilliard School Summer Jazz Camp will be at Bak Middle School of the Arts June 13 -17, 2011. The camp is a one-week program for students ages 12 to 18, who are dedicated, disciplined, and passionate about jazz. The program is designed to give young jazz musicians a taste of what a Juilliard… Read more »

Bak Middle School of the Arts Student in Finals of Paula Abdul’s “Live to Dance”

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Bak Middle School of the Arts student EddieOmar Gonzalez-Castillo is currently in Los Angeles preparing to perform for the finals of Live to Dance with Paula Abdul.  He is the youngest dancer in the group “Dance Town Chaos”, which is a group composed of twelve male dancers ages 14-24. America will have the chance to… Read more »

Middle School Of The Arts Foundation Invites You To A Concert With A Cause

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The Middle School of the Arts Foundation at Bak invites you to a star studded Jazz Brunch at B.B. King’s, Saturday, February 26, 2011, 11am-2pm featuring the award-winning Bak Jazz Band in concert with legends from Dave Matthew’s Band, Saturday Night Live, and a Grammy Award Nominee featuring Ron Blake on Saxophone, Jim Gasior on… Read more »

Bak Dancers Perform In Concrete Jungle

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Six members of Bak Middle School of the Arts Dance Repertory will perform with PGK Project, a professional contemporary dance company based in San Diego, California.  The performance titled Concrete Jungle takes place October 16th at 7:30 PM at Downtown Dance in Lake Worth.     This is an exciting opportunity for Bak young dancers to… Read more »

Bak Advanced Band Side-by-Side with Florida Atlantic University

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Florida Atlantic University Wind Ensemble is presenting Serious Repercussions! with special guest, the Bak Middle School of the Arts Symphonic Band.  This bushel of big, bold and brassy band blockbusters will take place Tuesday, October 19th at 7:00 PM at the Eissey Campus Theater, 11051 Campus Drive, Palm Beach Gardens.   H. Owen Reed’s dramatic La Fiesta Mexicana… Read more »

William I. Koch Helps Parents Save the Arts at Bak MSOA

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In mid April Bak Middle School of the Arts’ magnet budget was reduced by 10% for the 2010-2011 school year, significantly impacting its Artist in Residence Program. Artists in Residence provide vital small group and individual arts instruction in addition to reducing student-to-teacher ratios and offering additional course offerings, a vital component of Bak’s tremendous… Read more »

Bak Middle School of the Arts Designated An Arts Achieve! Model School

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The Florida Alliance for Arts Education (FAAE) recently renewed Bak Middle School of the Arts as an Arts Achieve! Model School. The recognition will be presented at FAAE’s annual Leadership Summit on June 17 in Lakeland, FL.  The Arts Achieve! Model Schools program recognizes exemplary schools in Florida that have done an outstanding job making… Read more »

Bak Middle School Of The Arts Students Winners In Debate, Band, Jazz, Odyssey of the Mind, Art and Community Service

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Bak’s Odyssey of the Mind Critical Thinking and Problem Solving team recently won the Regional competition and the team is moving to State competition on Saturday, April 10, at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Team members are: 8th Graders-Reed Rabideau, Meredith Padgett and Michelley Gonzalez 7th Graders-Craig Carrier, Angelo Sierra and Alana Ladd… Read more »

Middle School of the Arts Foundation Announces Star Studded Mardi Gras JazzFest February 20, 2010

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The MSOA Foundation will host it’s first ever Mardi Gras JazzFest at Bak’s MainStage Theatre on February 20, 2010. The star studded evening will feature Bak MSOA and Dreyfoos School of the Arts’ band students in concert with music legends Ron Blake, Dion Parson, Ruben R. Rodgers, Lasim Richards, Jim Gasior and other surprise guest… Read more »

Bak Student Scores Big In Debate Contest

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Bak Middle School of the Arts 8th Grade Forensics Club President, Carlton Bone has scored the biggest win on record yet for a middle school debate team in Palm Beach County.  On Saturday, January 23, Carlton competed at the Florida Forensic League Varsity Regional Qualifier in Wellington. Carlton took first place in Lincoln Douglas debate, qualifying… Read more »