• Honors Concert, Performance Art and

    Visual Art Exhibition

    Because of the closure of schools and related activities due to COVID-19, the Honors Concert and Visual Art Exhibition did not take place this year. Please see the Honors Exhibition 2020 video below. 

    May • Central HS

    View the Honors Art Video 2020 Here


    View the Honors Art Video 2019 Here

    View the Honors Art Video 2018 Here

    View the Honors Art Video 2017 Here

    Honors Concert and Performance Art 2019-2020

    Tuesday, April 21, 2020

    Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

    345 Washington Street

    Saint Paul, MN 55102

    5:30 p.m. – Performance Showcase

    6:30 p.m. – Honors Concert

    Tickets: $5, general admission




    Honors Visual Art Exhibition

    Thursday, May 14, 2020 5:30pm - 7:30pm, Brief program at 6:00pm

    In partnership with The M (Minnesota Museum of American Art) and Ordway Center

    The Historic Pioneer Endicott • 350 Robert Street North, St. Paul, MN, 55101

    Exhibition run dates: May 14 – May 24, 2020


    More than 450  St. Paul student artists, vocalists, and instrumentalists will showcase their skills during the annual Honors Concert on April 21 at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. The annual showcase, is in partnership with Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS), Ordway Center for Performing Arts and The M (Minnesota Museum of American Art). 

    The Honors Concert will feature a performance by high school orchestra, band, and choir students conducted by guest conductors, and accompanied by Thomas Bartsch. The event will also include a student Performance Showcase prior to the concert in the Target Atrium.

    “The Honors Concert celebrates the wonderful accomplishments of students in our community and encourages their continued growth in the performing arts,” said Jamie Grant, Ordway president and CEO. “It’s a privilege for the Ordway to partner with these phenomenal organizations and host this annual event.”

    Since 1992, the annual Honors events have featured the musical and artistic talents of nearly 9,500 Saint Paul students through vocal and instrumental performances, spoken word poetry, and visual art exhibitions. Students are selected to participate through auditions and art submissions.

    “This event showcases the tremendous talent of our SPPS students,” said an SPPS representative.  “For many of them, it’s the first time they’ve performed onstage at a professional theater or had their artwork in a professional gallery. It’s a thrill to see the excitement and confidence this event brings to them.”

    General admission tickets to the Honors Concert are $5 and can be purchased by phone at 651-224-4222 or online at Ordway.org.

    Student artworks will also be shown in the Honors Visual Art Exhibition at The M. The exhibition is free and open to the public and will feature selected paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, and other works submitted by SPPS students. Select students will recieve awards from Ordway Center, Saint Paul Public Schools, Wet Paint Artists' Materials and Framing, Blick Art Materials, Triarco and, School Specialty. This event is free and open to the public.