Archives for April 2013

Visual Arts at the Buffalo NY Albright Knox Gallery!

Please join us for the opening of In: Introspection, Interaction

Featuring artwork created by 8 ESA Visual Art Students!

2013 Future Curators Flyer 1
Thursday, May 2, 2013
5–9 pm
Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Volunteer Opportunity for Dorothy Ley Hospice 11th Annual Hike for Hospice

Student Volunteers,

 The Dorothy Ley Hospice offers community and residential care to people living with life-limiting illness or loss. Our programs and services meet the physical, emotional, spiritual and practical needs of individuals and their family. Last year the Hospice provided care and support to more than 2500 people. All services are offered at no charge to the individual thanks to the generosity of donors.

 Our 11th Hike for Hospice will take place on Sunday May 5, 2013 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at 220 Sherway Drive. We expect a great turnout this year and would like to ask for your help. We are in need of volunteers for this event ranging from help with registration and set up to route marshals and take down. Every volunteer will be provided with a free BBQ lunch.

 We would like to make a special request for any music students who could come out and play for us on the day of the hike. It would be wonderful to have some of your talented musicians play at our opening ceremony and to cheer on our hikers along the route.

 We also require anyone who has face painting skills that could help us on the day of the Hike between 11am-2pm. We will provide all of the supplies.

 You are all welcome to participate in our event. Anyone who raises $100 or more will receive a T-shirt and a chance to win an IPad. There is also a prize for the top individual fundraiser and for the top fundraising team.

 Please call Anne Stoiko at 416 626-0116 ext. 235 or Melody Courtney at ext 236 if you are able to help.

 Your support and passion would be much appreciated.


Finding Tickets is easier!

We’ve made it easier to find and purchase tickets…From any page on the site, you can click on ‘Tickets’ – during this busy season, we’ve included it in the main navigation bar at the top of every page of

SPLASH! 2013 Show Choir Canada Champions

See the article at Inside Toronto (

The Music Department is proud to present Jazz Night at Assembly Hall

The Music Department is proud to present Jazz at Assembly Hall, featuring many of the Band and String Majors, MOSAIC, and our Jazz Vocal Ensemble JAMME on Friday May 10th, at 7:00 pm at Assembly Hall (1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive, Kipling Ave. & Lake Shore Blvd. W.). Tickets are now on sale from ticket turtle, linked through the web site. Please call the Music Office at 416-394-6910, extension 5 if you have any questions.

ESA Film Panel Discussion with Industry Pros

Last week, Film students had an excellent opportunity to learn from film professionals in a panel discussion.  The panel included:

Elan Mastai – Screenwriter of five feature films, including the soon-to be-released THE F WORD, starring Daniel Radcliffe

Craig David Wallace – Co-Creator and Executive Producer of the supernatural-comedy, TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL

Jason Lapeyre – Director of I DECLARE WAR, an official selection of the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival

Alexandra Mircheff – Story Editor and Writer on the first season of CBC’s cop drama CRACKED

Stephen Philipson – Editor of GROWN UP MOVIE STAR (prize-winner at Sundance 2010) and the NBC crime thriller HANNIBAL.

The discussion was fun, funny, candid and very helpful in guiding students in their next steps as they prepare to make the decision for film school, a bachelor degree at university or whether to join the film industry directly. The film department looks forward to more opportunities like this to come.

The ESA Music Department is proud to present OPUS 2013

The Music Department is proud to present OPUS 2013, featuring the Band and String Majors, on Wednesday May 8th and Thursday May 9th at 7:00 pm in the Nancy Main Auditorium. Tickets are now on sale from ticket turtle, linked through the web site. Please call the Music Office at 416-394-6910, extension 5 if you have any questions.

Volunteer Opportunity – Toronto West Relay for Life

Toronto West Relay for Life (supporting the Canadian Cancer Society)

June 7, 2013 from 7:00pm-7:00am

Centennial Park Stadium

Relay For Life is an inspirational, non-competitive, 12-hour overnight fundraising event that brings you and your community together to celebrate life and fight cancer.  We are looking for bright, talented and dedicated volunteers to join us to make this year’s event the best yet.  Earn up to 12+ hours of volunteer experience working at an amazing event.  Responsibilities can include everything from helping set up food sites or running activities.

If you are interested in volunteering, or signing up a Relay team as participants, check out

If you have any questions related to volunteering or are interested in running an activity (i.e., mural painting, dance lesson, etc.) please contact Avery (former ESA student) at [email protected].


Music and Music Theatre Departments Spring Raffle

The music and music theatre departments are once again holding our Spring raffle, and we are looking for volunteers in the areas below:

  • Phone calls to past and potential donors to organize prizes
  • Pick up of prizes (the week of May 6)
  • Staffing the raffle table on May 6, 8, and 9 in the evening
  • Help during the day on Friday, May 10 with the draw, as well as communication with prize winners.

Any help that you can give is much appreciated. Proceeds from this important fundraise go directly to our students. Please email [email protected] or [email protected] if you are able to help in any way.


We are also still looking for fabulous prizes. Great prizes include gift cards or baskets from local businesses, or event tickets. Please consider donating from your place of work.  Email Pam or Trish at the above addresses for donor forms or information on how to donate.



Music and Music Theatre Spring Raffle

The Music and Music Theatre departments are once again holding their Spring Raffle.  We are looking for parent volunteers in the following areas: Phone calls and visits to raffle donors to request and pick up prizes, help at concerts on May 6, 8 and 9 to staff our table, and help on Friday May 10 during the day with the raffle draw and communication with prize winners.  We appreciate any time that you can give, as the money raised from the raffle directly benefits our students.  Please email [email protected] or [email protected] if you can donate any of your time.


We are also still looking for fantastic prizes for the raffle. Gift cards are always popular, as are gift baskets and event tickets.  Consider donating from your own place of work.  Email Pam or Patricia for donor forms.

2013 Canada Show Choir Champions – SPLASH


Congratulations to Splash! For the second year in a row, Splash are the 2013 Canada Show Choir Champions. See the picture.

Grade 11 Drama Showcase

Ms. Brault and her Grade 11 Drama Majors present the Grade 11 Drama Showcases of one act plays on Tuesday April 23rd and Wednesday April 24th at 4pm and 7pm in the Mini Theatre. Tickets are $3 for students, $5 for adults and free for staff. This collection of one act plays are engaging and evocative modern works; these plays are the culminating projects for these grade 11 Drama majors.