We rely on donations. We’re a 501(c)3.
Welcome to the online home of the Mon Valley Academy for the Arts (MVAA). The MVAA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization that offers an eclectic array of programming and events, including musical instruction, art exhibits, a free summer concert series, and the opportunity for youth in grades 7-12 to perform with the Twin Coaches Junior Stage Band. The mission of the MVAA is to provide arts and cultural programs and activities to the Mon Valley and beyond that informs, entertains and engages this community and the region in lifelong learning and cultural experiences for all ages. The MVAA is operated by an all-volunteer board of directors, with each member bringing their unique talents and experiences to help the organization grow and thrive. The MVAA is funded by individual donations, grants, and corporate sponsors, and maintains a virtual storefront where they sell musical equipment that has been donated to the organization.
The Mon Valley Academy for the Arts began in November 2015 with a suitcase full of original music charts and the original drum set from the Twin Coaches Supper Club in Belle Vernon, PA. From the very beginning, the motto of “Save the music and pass it on to the next generation” was the driving force behind the efforts of the late Maestro Joe Campus and local musician Mark Smith. Beginning with a tribute concert in November 2015 and moving forward to offer arts and cultural programming, the MVAA has plans to expand to a performance center/venue within the next two years. With the early emphasis on the heritage of the Twin Coaches Supper Club, the MVAA has successfully met the goals of the organization’s mission statement. By acquiring a permanent office location, teaching facility, and an accessible display area, the MVAA has become the most visible and active 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in the Mon Valley, serving not only the Mon Valley community but also the entire Washington County region.
For a full list of all upcoming MVAA concerts, visit our Schedule page.