In the belief that music and the arts are key to connecting cultures and understanding our roots, Scottish Partnership for Arts and Education provides cultural experiences and educational opportunities in Scottish traditional arts and the historic connections between Scotland and the USA by conducting classes, workshops, lectures and public performances. Please contact us to find out more.


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Glenmorangie Scotch Tasting


SPAE and the Scottish St. Andrew Society of Greater St. Louis are partnering for a Glenmorangie Dinner Party and Single Malt Tasting on October 17th at The Raquet Club of St. Louis.  Please click here for more information and to register for the evening.


Brian McNeill and Amy Lord are coming to town!


Brian McNeill and Amy Lord will be in town in October.  They will be teaching classes at local schools and giving concerts at the Focal Point.  Brian will perform there on October 11th and Amy will perform on October 18th.  Please check out our calendar page for more information.


St. Andrew's Day Celebration


The Scottish St. Andrew Society of Greater St. Louis and SPAE are partnering the St. Andrew's Day Celebration dinner on Saturday, November 22nd at The Willows in Chesterfield.  The documentary by Yale Professor Willie Ruff, "A Conjoining of Ancient Song" will be shown and will include a discussion of the upcoming SPAE event "Gaelic Psalm Singing and American Music Conference", scheduled for April 2015.  Mitzi MacDonald and Keltic Reign will perform as part of the program.  Click here for more information.


Brian McNeill releases a new DVD


Brian McNeill has recently released his new DVD "Under the Lothian Sky", which was filmed here in St. Louis at the Focal Point.  You can find more information and order a copy by going to his webiste.




Our Summer 2014 Newsletter is available by clicking here.


Kilted 5K


Our Kilted 5K was a wonderful success. Click here to find out more.


2014 - 2015 Brochure


You can view or download our current brochure by clicking here.


Weaving Musical Traditions


SPAE is again partnering with HEC-TV to help with a new project entitled "Weaving Musical Traditions." This first (of many) episode will feature Scottish musical traditions in the United States. Board Members Diane McCullough and William Ray have been interviewed and are contributing extensively to this project. We hope to premiere the film in the fall of 2014.  Please check back for updates.


In the past, SPAE has partnered with HEC-TV for an episode of "Behind the Minds" with Brian McNeill and "Inside the Artist's Studio", also with Brian McNeill.  This interactive program allowed string students around the world to interact live in a class with Brian. HEC-TV also filmed Brian's concert at The Focal Point in the fall of 2012, with footage to be used in the "Weaving Musical Traditions" episode and, hopefully, in a concert DVD that Brian will be producing.


St. Louis Review


Here is a wonderful article about the SPAE workshops at Ursuline Academy. Click here for the article.


Citizens Day at the Legislature


On February 6, 2013, the St. Elizabeth Academy Select Singers and the McCluer North High School Orchestra performed at the Capitol Building Rotunda in Jefferson City, Missouri, for the Missouri Citizens for the Arts' Citizens Day at the Legislature. SPAE was invited by the Missouri Citizens for the Arts to bring these two groups to this annual event.  To see videos from the day, please click on the videos tab above.




SPAE Board of Directors


Michael Herron

 President, Treasurer, Recording Secretary & Webmaster

Diane Betts

1st Vice-President

William Ray



Diane McCullough

Artistic Director & Grants Administrator

Carolyn Peters


Todd Jones


Becky Warren


Alex Sutherland

In Memoriam

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