Director of Shift:Englewood Receives 3Arts Award

3Arts, a Chicago-based non-profit grantmaking organization, recently announced the recipients of the prestigious 3Arts Award, which provides $25,000 to Chicago-based women artists, artists of color, and artists with disabilities working in the performing, teaching, and visual arts sectors. This year, in the teaching artist category, 3Arts recognized Ayriole Frost, a longtime friend of the Guild, regular Conference volunteer, and director of Guild member Shift:Englewood Youth Orchestra.

The 10th annual 3Arts Awards celebration was presented on Monday, November 6, by the 3Arts Board of Directors and Event Host Committee in a celebratory gathering at The Mid-America Club at the Aon Center. The event also featured performances by past 3Arts awardees including bassist Tatsu Aoki, blues guitarist/singer Lurrie Bell, singer/songwriter Jess Godwin, and President and CEO of the Chicago Children’s Choir Josephine Lee.

She is a sought-after workshop leader for creative music projects around the country, including a program of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra called OrchKids. Her history of working with music programs focused on social justice, including The People’s Music School Youth Orchestras and Chicago Metamorphosis Orchestra Project, as well as her own program in Englewood, led to her joining North Park University’s faculty as part of their Certificate in Music for Social Change and Human Values.

You can learn more about the award and Ayriole’s fellow awardees here.

Published: December 03, 2017