Performing Fine Arts of Sealy

Performing Fine Arts of Sealy

The magic of music for all ages!

MEET OUR STAFF OF TEACHERS!!!

KAY KENNER ASHCRAFT:

-Bachelor of Fine Arts (Stephen F. Austin State University) with emphasis in Voice and Piano

-All-Level Texas Teaching Certificate in Music, and Teaching Certificate in Dance

-40 years of teaching experience in 5 different Texas school districts, including Hardin-Jefferson ISD, Snyder ISD, Lubbock ISD, Fort Bend ISD, and Sealy ISD 

High School Choir, Junior High Choir, High School Band and Color Guard, High School Dance Team, Junior High Dance Team, Elementary music 

-Organized and directed the choir program in Sealy ISD (directed 12 years, up to 200 singers)

-Organized and directed the Sealy HS Tigerettes dance team (10 years)

-Organized and directed the Sealy JH Tigerettes dance team (1 year)

-University Interscholastic League (UIL) Sweepstakes awards in choir 

-1st place in State Marching Band

-1st place National Competition in Dance in 2 different categories of dance

-Co-founder of the first all-city district elementary choir in Lubbock

-Director/creator of summer church Music Camps and Handbell Director/arranger  for Bacon Heights Baptist Church in Lubbock

-Founder and Owner of Performing Fine Arts of Sealy - 4 years

"Where words fail, music speaks."---Hans Christian Anderson


NORMAN ASHCRAFT:

-Trained as classical clarinetist/music educator with emphasis on Woodwinds,  Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 

-28 years of experience performing, teaching, and conducting a wide variety of  musical organizations

-Organizer, arranger, and performer on saxophone and clarinet of dance bands (8 to 17 pieces) performing Big Band, rock, pop, oldies, and other music genre in Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Jackson, MS; and Baton Rouge, LA for over 20 years 

-Conducted/directed orchestra for one musical production (cast of 60), as well as performed in orchestras, symphonic bands, woodwind ensembles, and solos

-Began teaching private music lessons while attending college and continuing in subsequent years   

"Music is ... A higher revelation than all Wisdom and Philosophy."

...Ludwig van Beethoven

KAYLA SAUCEDO:

-Winner of many University Interscholastic League (UIL) vocal awards

-Finalist for "Sealy Idol" for 3 years

-Voice Student of Kay Kenner Ashcraft for 7 years

-Performed in many vocal competitions

-Graduated from Sealy High School 

"Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly-closed heart opens."---Maria von Trapp


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