Workplace Campaign Video Assets

 

UPAF Campaign Video (:60)

UPAF Community Impact Program Video (2:22)

Artist Profiles

Testimonials from UPAF Leadership

Thank You Videos

UPAF Member Group Performance and Testimonial Videos

Short Videos about the Impact of the Arts

Celebrity Testimonial - Audra McDonald

 

UPAF Member Group Performance and Testimonial Videos

Use these wonderful assets from UPAF Member Groups to enhance your campaign!

 

UPAF CORNERSTONE GROUPS

Florentine Opera 

Education and Outreach Testimonial & Performance (5:51) 

Learn about the Florentine Opera's education and outreach program and enjoy a performance from their 2021 education tour. 

https://youtu.be/oSDou7gzhbw  

 

Testimonial and Performance (2:24) 

Hear from Florentine vocal coach and accompanist Janna Ernst about how her family has found their artistic home in Milwaukee and view a performance of an Opera classic. 

https://youtu.be/xnCBN9yNpVM  

 

Studio Artists Testimonial and Performance (4:00) 

Baumgartner Studio Artists share their experiences as Florentine resident artists as well as a beautiful performance. 

https://youtu.be/GWqGk1RwuZQ 

 

Thank You from the Baumgartner Studio Artists (2:21) 

Learn how a donation to UPAF positively impacts the Florentine Opera Company. 

https://youtu.be/QlUOdxCCdtU  

 

First Stage

Testimonial and Young Performer Performance (3:13)

Hear from young performer Eloise on how First Stage has impacted her life and enjoy an original song about First Stage from young performers.

https://youtu.be/xjMaVGKqJA4

Testimonial and Performance from Young Performer Nahjee (5:25)

Learn how First Stage made a difference in Young Performer Nahjee's life and enjoy his performance of "Glory" by John Legend, featuring Common.

https://youtu.be/Iy3yYm56bSI

 

Milwaukee Ballet 

Milwaukee Ballet - Behind of Scenes of the Costume Shop (1:13) 

Go behind the scenes of the Milwaukee Ballet Costume Shop to get a closer look at some of the beautiful costumes worn in performances. 

https://youtu.be/Td6HBMTf7Rw  

 

Testimonials from Company Dancers (1:52) 

Learn about how the Milwaukee Ballet is taking advantage of these unique times from Company Dancers.  

https://youtu.be/A1SIute5lcs  

 

Performance from Nutcracker, Short and Sweet (1:52) 

Hear from Milwaukee Ballet Artistic Director how UPAF played a role in their 2020 Nutcracker performance and enjoy an excerpt from the show. 

https://youtu.be/RSRMeNe1wd0  

 

A Look at the Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy (0:41) 

The Milwaukee Ballet School and Academy General Director shares how they have continued to successfully operate throughout the pandemic. 

https://youtu.be/D7gYHcr0yos 

 

Milwaukee Rep 

Backstage Tour (4:53)

Go behind the scenes on a backstage tour of the Milwaukee Rep!

https://youtu.be/bRqnmz4TJDY

 

#WeRepMilwaukee (2:46) 

Learn about the great work done by the Milwaukee Rep, both onstage and in our community. 

https://youtu.be/horyIG8-UQI  

 

August Wilson Competition Overview (2:28) 

Hear about students in the Greater Milwaukee Area participating in the national August Wilson Monologue Competition through the Milwaukee Rep. 

https://youtu.be/--Wat2FoO-k  

 

Performance by Bethany Thomas (2:12) 

Enjoy a performance from artist Bethany Thomas, singing “I’m Alive” from the musical NEXT TO NORMAL. 

https://youtu.be/_Z4ly5eHg8k  

 

Reading Residency Program Overview 

Learn about the Milwaukee Rep’s Reading Residency Program, where local students receiving reading lessons in the context of one of the Rep’s mainstage productions. 

https://youtu.be/jFETJOxpd3o  

 

Performance and Testimonial from Emerging Professional Resident 

Milwaukee Rep Acting Emerging Professional Resident Cameron Vargas shares his experiences in the EPR program and performs a song from the musical CAROUSEL.  

https://youtu.be/WZ1GpPGm8jY  

 

Performance by Milwaukee Rep Artists 

Enjoy a beautiful performance of “Wheels of a Dream” from the musical RAGTIME, performed by countless Rep artists. 

https://youtu.be/7j3UgnX-cEU  

 

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra 

Virtual ACE Experience: Milwaukee Jazz Experience (37:30) 

Experience one of Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's Arts in Community Education programs. 

https://youtu.be/I1EnoQ3KKR0  

 

Performance of Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture Stars of Tomorrow (1:29)

Enjoy a virtual performance from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

https://youtu.be/oVu-oPTOBK0

 

Skylight Music Theatre 

Testimonial and Performance by Ashley Oviedo (4:47) 

Hear how Skylight Music Theatre artist Ashley Oviedo has leaned on the arts throughout the pandemic followed by a performance from the musical THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE. 

https://youtu.be/VrkAQfkakqU  

 

Testimonial and Performance by Cynthia Cobb (4:37)                  

Local actress Cynthia Cobb shares the importance of the arts in our community followed by a performance from the musical MEMPHIS.  

https://youtu.be/9_UuTvjmkI8  

 

Performance by Shawn Holmes (5:11) 

Enjoy a performance from artists Shawn Holmes, singing "She Cries" from the musical SONGS FROM A NEW WORLD. 

https://youtu.be/KAlV20_LdVs  

 

Composition of KidsWrites Songs (3:07) 

Artist Christie-Chilies Twillie shares what is was like to compose music for Skylight’s outreach program KidsWrites followed by a performance of that song by KidsWrites cast member Joey Chelius. 

https://youtu.be/zO1uw4qga1k  

 

A Look at KidsWrites (9:13)

Skylight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Unger and Education Manager Amanda Marquardt give a behind the scenes look at one of Skylight's signature outreach programs, KidsWrites, followed by a performance from the 2020 production.

https://youtu.be/GB2gpy87P8g

 

Testimonial and Performance from Kevin Sievert  (3:33)

Enjoy a performance of "Out There" from THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, performed by local artist Kevin Sievert. 

https://youtu.be/w5RsDoDFqPA  

 

UPAF MEMBER GROUPS

Bel Canto Chorus 

Bel Canto Chorus Testimonial (3:10) 

Hear from Managing Director Kate Schmitt on the history and work of Bel Canto Chorus, Southeastern Wisconsin’s oldest continually performing arts organization.  

https://youtu.be/xThRdfgwlLU 

 

Danceworks 

Danceworks Performance – Winter of Gratitude (8:24) 

Watch a performance from Danceworks, the first of a four part series entitled Winter of Gratitude. This intergenerational cast highlights the diversity of Danceworks’ program offerings.                

https://youtu.be/Khb4dJ-OJZg                         

  

Danceworks - Community Outreach Programming Overview (3:18) 

Learn how Danceworks brings the excitement of dance to all through their Community Outreach Programming, including Mad Hot Rhythm and community partnerships with Alice’s Garden and St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care. 

https://youtu.be/i2BkVw_6xZs      

 

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre 

Testimonial from Actor DiMonte Henning (3:43) 

Hear about the importance of the performing arts from actor DiMonte Henning while enjoying excerpts of his performances at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre. 

https://youtu.be/zwoBU7lyFcg  

Testimonial from Brent Hazelton (2:20)

Artistic Director Brent Hazelton shares information on Milwaukee Chamber Theatre and the role support of the community plays in their organization.

https://youtu.be/QaWoWwyzFAs

 

Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO) 

Performance from Advanced Progressions Program (2:23) 

Hear from a Progressions alum and watch a performance from the Advanced Progressions students, MYSO’s community outreach program. 

https://youtu.be/UfOwn9mXUTg  

 

Performance from Calypso Steel Pan Orchestra (2:51) 

Enjoy a performance of “Under the Sea” by MYSO’s Calypso steel pan orchestra. 

https://youtu.be/qMD5zQCK2B8  

 

Performance from the Senior Symphony (3:06) 

Hear from a MYSO Senior Symphony student and enjoy a performance from this group. 

https://youtu.be/2GTzJL9MOK8  

 

Performance from First Year Progressions Program (1:46) 

Enjoy a performance of “Ode to Joy” from first-year Progressions students, most of which are having their first experience in an organized orchestra.  

https://youtu.be/fELqCN7kBXw  

 

Prelude Orchestra Performance (2:09) 

Hear from a MYSO student about her experiences in MYSO followed by a performance by the Prelude Orchestra. 

https://youtu.be/ALsLTgeov0k  

 

Soca Steel Pan Band Performance (2:42) 

Enjoy a performance from MYSO’s Soca steel pan band.  

https://youtu.be/PwAhxrw2h3c  

 

Next Act 

A Look at Next Act’s Education Programs (3:12) 

Next Act Education Manager Grace DeWolff describes the robust education opportunities provided by Next Act Theatre, including their signature program, Next Actors. 

https://youtu.be/5gU7aIAmKVs  

 

Behind the Scenes of Next Act Theatre (2:34) 

Learn more about the mission and work of Next Act Theatre and how contributing to UPAF impacts their organization. 

https://youtu.be/oC1dU12vFE4  

 

Present Music 

Present Music – Testimonial (2:36) 

Hear from Present Music Co-Artistic Director David Bloom about what a gift to UPAF does to support Present Music as well as enjoy a performance from their ensemble. 

https://youtu.be/vwBFUBph6Ko                                

 

Renaissance Theaterworks

Performance of Ross' Reel by Frogwater (2:02)     

Enjoy a performance of “Ross’ Reel” by acoustic duo Frogwater, representing Renaissance Theaterworks.   

https://youtu.be/SALLRVNx6rk

 

Performance of Get Under the Moon by Frogwater (2:43)

Enjoy a performance of “Get Under the Moon” by acoustic duo Frogwater, representing Renaissance Theaterworks.

https://youtu.be/dXDz4ZOnnDM

 

Performance of Old Milwaukee by Frogwater (3:24)

Enjoy a performance of “Old Milwaukee” by acoustic duo Frogwater, representing Renaissance Theaterworks.

https://youtu.be/hmo98ucskd8

 

Testimonial from Suzan Fete and Lisa Rasmussen (2:18)

Hear a testimonial from Renaissance Theaterworks Artistic Director Suzan Fete and Managing Director Lisa Rasmussen.

https://youtu.be/GhBFhkkwdU

 

AFFILIATES

Pink Umbrella Theater Co.

A Look at a Class (4:08)

Get a behind the scenes look at an arts education class through Pink Umbrella Theatre Co., who seeks to provide arts programming that is accessible and inclusive with people who identify with a physical, intellectual or emotional disability.  

https://youtu.be/xS84y5O4SDE

Programming Overview (3:54)

See how Pink Umbrella has adapted its programming focused on accessibility and inclusion in the arts to fit our virtual world.

https://youtu.be/hgSo2pq3xdQ

Darby’s Dancers

Program Overview (3:22)

Learn more about Darby's Dancers, a nonprofit organization that serves children with special needs develop a love for dance.

https://youtu.be/swiGMIVsKuM

Latino Strings Program

Performance of "Parranda" (4:30)

Enjoy a performance of the song "Parranda" by students of the Latino Strings Program.

https://youtu.be/JREX6zNyHwk

Performance of "Huapango de Moncayo" (7:50)

Watch a performance of the Latino Strings students performing "Huapango de Moncayo."

https://youtu.be/YYD3CkLUpPk

Performance of "El Pijul" (7:19)

Learn about the Latino Strings program from director Dinorah Marquez and enjoy a performance of “El Pijul.”

https://youtu.be/ysbNWfGzFfY

Performance of "La Bikina" (4:48)

Enjoy a performance of the song "La Bikina" by students of the Latino Strings Program.

https://youtu.be/VwoiWxhIzXM

 

Optimist Theatre

Performance from "No Holds Bard" (5:10)

Hear from Optimist Theatre Executive Director Susan Fry and enjoy a musical performance from their web series "No Holds Bard."

https://youtu.be/dY3IXug3Xgo

Testimonial and Excerpt from "No Holds Bard" (7:13)

Learn about Optimist Theatre from Executive Director Susan Fry and enjoy an excerpt from their web series "No Holds Bard."

https://youtu.be/vvri0jI_3o4

SHORT VIDEOS

Music, Memory and Learning
Music, Dopamine and Happiness
Performing, Confidence and Life Skills
Performing Arts, Economy and Innovation
The Arts Help Kids Succeed in School
COVID-19 and the Performing Arts
STEAM is the New STEM
Dance, Mood and Mental Health
Health Benefits of Dance
United Arts Funds Improve Communities