April 2021 Newsletter
Q&A With Ben Krieger  
by Kaja Andric
Ben Krieger is a junior theatre major and an aspiring singer-songwriter, as well as an actor. Krieger has been cast in national tours of Broadway shows, plays guitar and sings at local venues, and most recently, adapted a role in a Nickelodeon show. 

"Going to Dreyfoos, my acting skills have gotten so much better", says Krieger.

Manuel Alex Ramírez: Inspiring Saxophonist
by Sophia Roud
M. Alex Ramírez, music - band class of '14, has recorded with Grammy winning artists and producers, performs as the saxophonist for the Afro-Colombian group Rebolu, and composed the musical score for an Avianca Airlines commercial.

While Ramírez was a student at Dreyfoos, he performed at SOAFI events, an experience that he says introduced the importance of creating and fostering musical communities in artistic spheres. 

Maribel Alvarez & Arron Tsipis: Volunteer Fundraisers
by Kaja Andric and Sophia Roud
Maribel Alvarez and Arron Tsipis, volunteered their time and worked to collect over $40,000 in donations to form and endow the Duke Nelson Memorial Scholarship. 

“I hope it changes somebody's life,” Alvarez said of the scholarship. “I want to make a difference, that's all. A positive difference gives somebody the opportunity they wouldn't have otherwise.” 

$30K in 30 Days for the 30th Anniversary Fund
Join class of '98 visual arts alum Dena Lyons in celebrating the 30th anniversary of DSOA! Donate a min. $30 to our 30th anniversary fund in April & receive her beautifully designed SOAFI art mask.
In honor of the school's 30th anniversary, we hope you will consider making a 100% tax deductible donation. We are asking you today to contribute to help us reach our goal of $30,000 for our 30th anniversary resilience fund to help us continue our mission to enhance the art and academic programs at Dreyfoos. Please share! #DSOA30Years
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