CJ Fine Arts Spotlight


Student artwork selected for 100 Neediest Cases and the Young Artists and Their Teachers Exhibition


Four of the Drawing I students will have drawings on display at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Part as part of the Annual 100 Neediest Cases Art Contest. They are: Sophie Curran, Kaitlyn Esson, Leandra Morgenthaler, and Kaitlyn Weber. Their work will be on display from November 21 – December 9, 2016.  Additionally, the following students:  Grace Bolesta, Celia Constantino, Rylee Davis, Rachel Look, Allison Ortmann, Mary Rohatgi, Naomi See, and Rachel Segura, along with art teacher MaryJo Clark, will have artwork on display at the Boyle Family Gallery in the J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts on the campus of Lindenwood University as part of the Young Artists and Their Teachers Exhibition. This exhibition open Sunday, November 20, with an opening reception from noon - 2pm, and continues through December 2, 2016.  Congratulations, all!


Kaitlyn Esson - 100 Neediest Cases Grace Bolesta - New Live
Kaitlyn Esson '19 - 100 Neediest Cases New Life - Grace Bolesta '18




Cor Jesu Musicians Receive Honors

Metro 8 District Honors 

St. Louis Metro 8 District Honors Ensembles

DISTRICT ORCHESTRA:  Millie Gegg ’17, violinist, (photo, left) auditioned and was accepted into Metro District 8 Honors Orchestra, which is comprised of students in grades 9-12. This year’s Honors Orchestra was directed by Mr. Edwin Simon, Director of Orchestras at Parkway South High School. The program on Saturday, November 5 at 7:00 p.m. at Fort Zumwalt Eash High School included works by Vivaldi, Grainger, Rachmaninoff and Britten.


DISTRICT BAND:  Anna Klevorn ’17, flutist, auditioned and was accepted into Metro District 8 Honors Band.  In addition to this honor, Anna was selected as first chair flutist.  In this position, she played several solos, including one on Riverdance, at the Nov. 20 concert at Chaminade.  Dr. Richard Fischer, from Concordia University-Chicago, was the guest clinician.





St. Louis Youth Symphony Orchestra

Cellist Anna Groesch ’18 is a member of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra for a second year. Founded in 1970 by Leonard Slatkin, the STL Symphony Youth Orchestra has been a springboard for many young musicians seeking a career in orchestral music, including seven current members of the St. Louis Symphony.


Webster Community Music School System 

In addition, Anna, along with pianist Taylor Glomb ’18 have been accepted in the Community Music School of Webster University's Preparatory Program (Prep), which is designed to augment the individual music study of exceptionally talented string, woodwind, brass and piano students who anticipate pursuing a career in music. Utilizing the vast artistic resources of the Greater St. Louis region, including the St. Louis Symphony, area university and other music professionals, and the Community Music School and Webster University faculty, the Preparatory Program offers high-caliber instruction, performance opportunities and artistic mentoring in one comprehensive curriculum. The curriculum is centered on chamber music and also includes theory, ear training, music history and literature, performance classes, and special events such as recitals, master classes, and guest lectures. 


Maggie Feder ’17, 1st chair cello, has been accepted into the Young People’s Concert Orchestra (YPCO). YPCO is the first full orchestra in the Webster Community Music School System. And Anna Klevorn ’17, flutist, has been accepted into the Young People's Symphonic Orchestra, also at Webster Community School.


Young Catholic Musicians

Congratulations to the six Cor Jesu Young Catholic Musician (YCM) members, who include Grace Albrecht, Nicole Baughman, Caroline Cross, Millie Gegg, Margaret Feder, Lauren Koester and Emily Riess. YCM is a Catholic musical group under the direction of Fr. Bruce Foreman.   YCM travels to different churches every month and tours once a semester as well as during the summer to a US destination. There are also 2 winter concerts and one during the spring.  



Members of Select Outside Ensembles: Members of the the Young Catholic Musicians:

CJ Musicians - Fall 2016
YCM - Fall 2016
Left to Right:  Millie Gegg, '17, Anna Klevorn '17,Maggie Feder '17, Anna Groesch '18, Taylor Glomb '18

Front Row (L-R): Lauren Koster and Emily Riess

Back Row (L-R): Grace Albrecht, Nicole Baughman, Caroline Cross and Millie Geggg






CJ Student Art Recognition


Blood Orange - Grace Bolestra '18


Each month, Ken Lederle, Director of Fine Arts for the St. Louis Archdiocese, publishes the Fine Arts Adventure, a digital publication that goes out to all Fine Arts educators in the St. Louis Archdiocese. For the September 2016 issue, art teacher, MaryJo Clark, was contacted about submitting cover artwork from a CJ student. Three pieces were submitted and congratulations go out to Grace Bolestra ’18 for her acrylic painting Blood Orange that was selected for the cover art. This painting was completed in the 2015-2016 school year as  part of Grace’s Painting class. Again, we offer our congratulations to Grace on having her beautiful, vibrant painting selected to represent CJ.






















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