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Mount Vernon Fine Arts Association

The Mount Vernon Fine Arts Association (MVFAA) provides financial support and volunteer resources for the district’s music, visual arts, and performing arts programs, curricular support for preschool through 12th grade, co-curricular and extracurricular activities, including general art, music, choir, band, speech, and theater programming at our elementary, middle, and high schools.

DID YOU KNOW? Fine Arts classes are so popular students are frequently enrolled in more than one at a time.  The numbers say it all:   MOUNT VERNON STUDENTS LOVE THE ARTS!

Mount Vernon’s Fine Arts programs are not only popular, they are excellent, and our competitive ratings show it.  Our band, chorus, and orchestra programs consistently earn #1 ratings; it is truly extraordinary that a district of our size has music programs that earn such honors.  Our talented art students are producing beautiful and varied works which have received recognition at local, state, and national levels.  We all get the privilege of enjoying diverse performances offered throughout the year by our speech and theater groups.

​If you have questions about how to participate, please contact President Crystal Shannon at (319) 389-2028 or via email at

MVFAA Board Members

President: Crystal Shannon

Vice President: Jen Stanerson

Treasurer: Jackie Morrical

Secretary: Kim Schwiebert

Ways & Means: Sherene Player

School Board Liaison: Denise Brannaman

At large: Julie Baty, Julie Baumler, Sheila Wallace, Lynnaya Bunch, Brenda Bany, Meredith Voight, Mike Owen, Jen Hoffman

Meeting Dates and Time

MVFAA meets one time per month on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 pm in the Performing Arts Center lobby at the High School. 

2020-2021 Meeting Dates

October 6, 2020
November 3, 2020
December 1, 2020

January 5, 2021
February 2, 2021
March 2, 2021
April 6, 2021
May 4, 2021

Fine Arts Faculty

DepartmentFaculty Name
BandScott Weber
Color GuardElise Rodenberg
General MusicKristi Keast, Kristin Anderson
Individual SpeechTawnua Tenley, Grant Freeman
Large Group SpeechTawnua Tenley, Grant Freeman
OrchestraTabitha Rasmussen
Theatre Artistic DirectorTom Stephens
Theatre Technical Director
Visual ArtsSarah Fitzgerald, Mark Benesh, Bonnie Ahrens
Vocal MusicThad Wilkins