SPAE Board of Directors

Michael Herron

President, Treasurer, Recording Secretary & Webmaster

Diane McCullough

Artistic Director & Grants Administrator


Carolyn Peters


Diane Betts


Lorine Pattin


Jamie McGeechan


Alex Sutherland

In Memoriam

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

Older News


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 and videos 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.


St. Louis Review


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

2023 MMEA Presentations


Fiddlin' Around the Diverse Heritage of USA Strings Traditions


MMEA Presentation - Diversifying Curriculum with Fiddlin' Around


Jim & Susie Malcolm Concert


On October 7, 2022, Jim and Susie Malcolm were finally able to return to St. Louis after the worst of the pandemic.  SPAE is able to bring them in from time to time to perform at the Focal Point.  SPAE pays their fee and the Focal Point is able to keep the income from ticket sales as a fundraiser for them (they are a non-profit - you can contribute to them here - The Focal Point).  The Focal Point has been making many of their concerts available online.  You can watch Jim and Susie's concert here - on YouTube.


Fall 2021 Newsletter


SPAE Quarterly Fall 2021 Online PDF




2023 giveSTLday


2023 giveSTLday will be May 10th.  Stay tuned for more information.  Thanks to all who donated in 2022.  We raised over $2,900!















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