Now Accepting Nominations!
North Texas Performing Arts announces the 2nd Annual North Texas Performing Arts Stardust Awards to be held on Saturday, November 4 at the magnificent Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center Hotel in Plano, Texas, with entertainment from the Emerald City Band’s Party Machine. The event honors performing arts teachers, artists, philanthropists, and top performing arts organizations across North Texas in addition to the organization’s own powerhouse volunteers.
“North Texas has such incredible performing arts talent and supporters that deserve the recognition of the community and we are proud to provide this forum to celebrate both individual and organizational accomplishments,” says NTPA’s Chief Executive Officer Darrell Rodenbaugh. “The NTPA North Texas Stardust Awards offer a unique opportunity for the public to participate in the nomination process and then join us in November to celebrate these incredible performers, philanthropists, volunteers and more.”
Members of the public are invited to make nominations in ten different categories including teachers and directors eligible for Middle School, High School, Senior High, and Collegiate Performing Arts Distinguished Educators, in areas of dance, choir, orchestra, band, theatre, speech or debate. Additionally, NTPA seeks nominations for Distinguished Artists in areas of dance, dramatic arts, music, voice and more. Additional categories include Distinguished Performing Arts Leadership and Distinguished Performing Arts Organization.
Last year’s recipients included Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Plano Symphony’s Maestro Héctor Guzmán, PISD’s Greg Arp, area middle school, high school and collegiate performing arts educators and more.
Supporters of the performing arts will also be recognized with a Distinguished Performing Arts Philanthropy award and Business Champion for the Performing Arts awards for small and large businesses. The majority of the evening’s program will be dedicated to individual volunteers who generously have given their time and talent to regional non-profit performing arts groups.
An independent committee of civic leaders and local professionals will conduct the award selection process from the applications received. Finalists and the honorees in each category will be recognized at this year’s gala event.
The evening’s program will also honor NTPA’s outstanding volunteers whose efforts support the mission of NTPA to develop the character of youth through performing arts education and family entertainment. NTPA is an organization managed by professionals but made possible by volunteers and is proud to honor its volunteers in categories such as set design, costuming, and other volunteer categories.
The application deadline is June 30 with finalists and honorees to be announced in advance of the November event.