Daily Archives: November 12, 2018

Circus Harmony

I’m delighted to announce that I am the new Music Director for Circus Harmony!

Our big public shows are in January.  I’ll be writing and arranging music for the band, and leading the band during the shows.

Circus Harmony has just been named the 2019 recipient of the Missouri Arts Council award for arts education.  I’m delighted to be joining this team!

Nov. 7, 2018 (St. Louis, MO) – The Missouri Arts Council and the State of Missouri have named Circus Harmony the recipient of the Missouri Arts Award for Arts Education! Circus Harmony is Missouri’s only social circus organization and also the state’s only complete circus school. They are internationally renowned for helping children defy gravity and other limitations. This is especially appropriate because the Missouri Arts Awards are meant to honor the state’s arts heroes and Circus Harmony’s students literally fly through the air like superheroes!


Since 1983, the Missouri Arts Council and the State of Missouri have been honoring the people who make the arts happen. The annual Missouri Arts Awards celebrate people, organizations, and communities that have made profound and lasting contributions to the cultural and artistic climate of the state. Honorees are selected by an independent panel in six categories: Arts Education, Arts Organization, Creative Community, Individual Artist, Leadership in the Arts, and Philanthropy. 


The actual awards ceremony will be held in the Rotunda of the Capitol Building in Jefferson City on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 1:00 pm. It coincides with other activities that are sponsored that day by Missouri Citizens for the Arts’ Annual Citizens Day at the State Legislature. Do not be surprised if Circus Harmony’s Artistic/Executive Director, Jessica Hentoff, attends the awards wearing a sparkling cape!