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.


Good fortune, good future through arts and education

SPAE Board of Directors


Michael Herron

 President, Treasurer, Recording Secretary & Webmaster

Diane McCullough

Artistic Director & Grants Administrator


Carolyn Peters


Becky Warren


Alex Sutherland

In Memoriam























2015 giveSTLday - May 5, 2015


On May 5, 2015, SPAE participated in giveSTLday.  This is a day when all St. Louisans are encouraged to donate to

multiple non-profits that are in St. Louis.  This year, over $2 million was raised for almost 800 non-profits.  We received $1,025

from our generous donors.


2015 Gaelic Psalm Singing and American Music Conference


Our conference was on April 25-26, 2015.  It was a huge success!  You can find more information here.


SPAE Quarterly (Winter 2015) and 2014 Annual Reports are Available


You can access our latest SPAE Quarterly by clicking here.  You can also access our latest Annual Report by clicking here.


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.


Kilted 5K


Due to our Celtic Psalm Singing Conference in April, 2015, the SPAE Board of Directors has decided to postpone our 2015 Kilted 5K.  We will post information here when we finalize plans for our 2016 Kilted 5K.


2015 - 2016 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.



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