Totino-Grace

Fine Arts Academy

The focus of the Totino-Grace Fine Arts Academy is to provide quality fine arts programs for elementary and jr. high schools that do not have a program within their own schools.  

The program works in cooperation with school administration to provide staffing and curriculum within the school building. Totino-Grace can provide band, choir, and orchestra instruction to enhance the available options the school currently offers.  

If your school is a current participant of the Fine Arts Academy, please select the school from the list below for more information.

If you would like to learn more about the program for your school, please contact Tim Hoffman, program coordinator at 763-571-9116 ext. 311.  

Participating Schools

Athlos Leadership Academy

Athlos Leadership Academy in Brooklyn Park uses the Totino-Grace Fine Arts Academy for its band and orchestra program with directors Mrs. Bethany Higgns and Mr. Zach Saathoff.  Students participate in ensemble groups as well as small group lessons. Instruction takes place once a week.  Students put on two concerts during the school year: one in December and one in May.

Epiphany

Epiphany Catholic School in Coon Rapids uses the Totino-Grace Fine Arts Academy for its band and orchestra program with directors Mr. Phil Smithley and Mr. Zach Saathoff.  Students participate in ensemble groups as well as small group lessons. Instruction takes place once a week.  Students put on two concerts during the school year: one in December and one in May.  

Immaculate Conception

Immaculate Conception Catholic School in Columbia Heights uses the Totino-Grace Fine Arts Academy for its band, choir, theatre and jr high music education programs with directors Mr. Phil Smithley and Mr. Tucker Moore. Students participate in ensemble groups as well as small group lessons. Band and choir instruction takes place once a week, and jr high music education twice a week. Students put on two concerts during the school year: one in December and one in May, as well as a theatrical performance in the spring.  
 

Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart Catholic School in Robbinsdale uses the Totino-Grace Fine Arts Academy for its band program.  The staff of the Fine Arts Academy consists of Mrs. Bethany Higgins and Mrs. Beth Benshoof.   Students put on two concerts during the school year: one in December and one in May. 
 

St. Alphonsus

St. Alphonsus Catholic School in Brooklyn Center uses the Totino-Grace Fine Arts Academy for its band program with director Mr. Phil Smithley. Students participate in group band as well as small group lessons. Instruction takes place once a week. Students put on two concerts during the school year: one in December and one in May.

St. Charles Borromeo

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School in St. Anthony uses the Totino-Grace Fine Arts Academy for its band and choir programs. The staff of the Fine Arts Academy consists of Ms. Jessica Haut and Ms. Suzanne Reyburn . Students participate in group band and choir as well as small group lessons. Instruction takes place once a week for band and twice a week for choir. Students put on two concerts during the school year: one in December and one in May.

St. Odilia

St. Odilia Catholic School in Shoreview uses the Totino-Grace Fine Arts Academy for its band and orchestra programs.  The staff of the Fine Arts Academy consists of Mrs. Bethany Higgins and Mr. Zach Saathoff.

St. Raphael

St. Raphael Catholic School in Crystal uses the Totino-Grace Fine Arts Academy for its band program.  The staff of the Fine Arts Academy consists of Mrs. Bethany Higgins and Ms. Beth Benshoof.

St. Stephens

St. Stephens in Anoka uses the Totino-Grace Fine Arts Academy for its band program with director Mr. Phil Smithley.  Students participate in ensemble groups as well as small group lessons. Instruction takes place once a week.  Students put on two concerts during the school year: one in December and one in May. 

St. Stephens also features the Fine Arts Academy Theater Program which produces one musical production each fall with Ms. Heather Douglas and Ms. Hannah Weinberg.

St. Vincent de Paul

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School in Osseo uses the Totino-Grace Fine Arts Academy for its band and orchestra program. The staff of the Fine Arts Academy consists of Mrs. Jessica Haut and Mr. Zach Saathoff.  Students participate in group band as well as small group lessons. Instruction takes place once a week. Students put on two concerts during the school year: one in December and one in May. 

St. Vincent de Paul also features the Fine Arts Academy Theater Program which produces one musical production each fall with Ms. Amanda McGivern and Ms. Suzie Juul.

Way of the Shepherd

Way of the Shepherd in Ham Lake uses the Totino-Grace Fine Arts Academy for its band and orchestra program with directors Mrs. Bethany Higgins and Mr. Zach Saathoff.  Students participate in ensemble groups as well as small group lessons. Instruction takes place once a week.  Students put on two concerts during the school year: one in December and one in May.

Totino-Grace hosted the third annual Fine Arts Academy Junior High Honor Band on April 13 and 14 under the direction of Mr. Tim Hoffman. This year included our first ever Jr. High Honor Orchestra! Nearly 60 6th-8th grade students were in attendance from 10 area parochial schools: Immaculate Conception, St. Vincent de Paul, St. Charles Borromeo, St. Alphonsus, St. Odilia, Epiphany, Sacred Heart, St. Raphel's, St. Stephen's, and Way of the Shepherd.

Contact the Academic Office

Cheri Broadhead
Principal
763-586-6334

Dan Vandermyde
Assistant Principal
763-586-6305

Di Larson
Academic Assistant
763-571-9116 ext. 203

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