Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Questions about the Spotlight Awards?

Do you have questions about the upcoming Spotlight Awards? We’ve got answers!

Here are a few Frequently Asked Questions about the Spotlight Awards:

When and where are the Spotlight Awards?
Thursday, May 23, 2013. The show begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and dancing at 8 p.m.

Is my child performing in the Spotlight Awards?
All Patel Conservatory students are expected to participate in the opening number and sing along to our theme song “Dream, Reach and Discover.”  Students performing in individual acts have been notified by their instructor. If you have questions about your child’s involvement, please ask your instructor.

What is a dedication ad and how much do they cost?
A dedication ad is a way to recognize a student or business or thank an instructor at the Conservatory.  The ads are published in the Spotlight Awards program. Ad prices are $35 for business card size, $50 for 1/4 page and $75 for a half-page. Deadline for purchasing a dedication ad has been extended to Friday, May 10.

How do I buy an ad?
Simply fill out the order form and drop it off in our Chairmen's Library, or call us at 813-222-1002 and pay over the phone. Then email your message, along with picture or logo to be included, to

Do students performing in the Spotlight Awards need to buy a ticket?
If they are staying for the post-show dinner, then yes. Tickets are $10 for all Patel Conservatory students.

How can I help?
Volunteers are needed for set up, during the event and for clean up. Volunteers are also needed to donate food, drinks and paper products. You can even make a charitable donation to the Patel Conservatory to help underwrite the event. Your donations demonstrate to our students, parents and teachers that their efforts matter, and that the Patel Conservatory’s leadership in the arts in Tampa and beyond is appreciated.

Still have questions? Please call us!

If you would like to volunteer, make a donation or purchase a program ad, contact Sharon McDonald, director of special events, at (813) 222-1037 or

Thanks for your participation. We look forward to seeing you at the Spotlight Awards!

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