Mountain City Center for the Arts is not just about inspiring great performers, but about ensuring that our students and staff are good stewards in the surrounding community. We believe in Motivating Courageous and Compassionate Artists – it’s our motto and our name: MCCA!
We make every effort to spread the message about the value of the performing throughout our area. Our students take an active role in the community in helping others receive the gifts of the arts. We volunteer throughout the area including the annual Arts Walk, Arts in the Schools in Allegany County, the local 2018 Resilience Project, Pig in the Park 2018, Frostburg’s Pirates Ahoy, the Divine Mercy Parish Picnic and more.
In addition to volunteering our students and staff participate in our own Spirit and Service week. Throughout this week, we collect donations of all kinds that go to supporting local charities, groups and individuals in need.
Details about each of our events are available by selecting them in the drop down menu at the top of our page. If you have an interest in MCCA participating in your community event, please reach out to us online, at the center or contact our Community Service Coordinator Jacki Dixon
National Honor Society Dance Association
The National Honor Society for Dance Arts™ (NHSDA) is a program of the National Dance Education Organization, created to recognize outstanding artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievement in students studying dance in public and private schools in K-12 education, dance studios, cultural/community centers, performing arts organizations, and post-secondary education.
Beyond the Stage
Beyond the Stage Foundation, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of children and adults through the arts. The mission of the organization is to provide professional performance and artistic opportunities, quality education, personal growth and financial assistance to the community of artists in the Allegany and Garrett County areas.
Arts in the School
Mountain City Center for the Arts partnered with Evergreen Heritage Center in 2015 to create a program to bring Arts Education to 3rd grade students in every public school in Allegany County.
Community connection is an integral part of MCCA’s mission. Our team believes in giving back to the community and teaching our students the importance of service, spreading kindness, and sharing our gifts to make the world a better place.