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Propel Performing Arts Academy

Scholar-artists perform on stage in front of audience. Female scholar-artists are all smiles during a rehearsal break. Scholars pose on steps outside of the Carnegie Music Hall in Munhall. Side view of male scholar who is holding a microphone and singing. Scholars stand forming a circle and hold hands on stage. Four African drums are in the center of the circle. Scholars are singing on stage during a rehearsal. They are wearing black t-shirts with white letters that read, create music.

This innovative Academy allows our scholars to have a platform to collaborate across Propel schools and gives them a space to create and express themselves through a variety of artistic forms. Scholars are accepted into this competitive showcase through an extensive audition process. Selected scholar-artists then meet throughout the school year in preparation for our performances. The program is an awesome opportunity for scholars who desire to pursue the arts as a career. Many others find this to be a transformative expedition into self-discovery and self-empowerment.


A transformative experience that enables scholars to conquer fears and develop character