Visual & Performing Arts Hall of Fame

Image of the Hall of Fame intro with pallette staff and drama masks


As is the tradition with our Graduates of Distinction and Athletics Hall of Fame inductees, our honorees will be recognized at Homecoming. The arts are an integral part of our community and we want to celebrate the recipients accordingly.


Inductees will be recognized as one or more of the following categories which best represents their demonstrated significance in the field of the performing or visual arts: Graduate, Creator, Performer, Practitioner, and/or Contributor

In order to qualify, inductees must have
  • Attended Canandaigua Academy and made significant contributions in the visual and performing arts sponsored by the Canandaigua City School District OR:
  • Led a Canandaigua City School District ensemble or group for a minimum of five years OR:
  • Made significant contributions to the students of the Canandaigua City School District through the visual and/or performing arts OR:
  • Attended Canandaigua Academy and may not have participated in the visual or performing arts but made significant contributions to the arts after high school

Additional Information: A ten-year waiting period is required for induction from the time of graduation from the Academy or the equivalent time period has passed from a traditional high school date of graduation

If you have any questions or would like to submit a nomination form, please contact Deb Sundlov, District Clerk- (585) 396-3710.


On September 29, 2022, the inaugural class of the Canandaigua Visual and Performing Arts Hall of Fame were inducted. The ceremony took place at the Fort Hill Performing Arts Center. The 2022 inductees are Tom Davis, Gordon Estee, Terese Genecco, Michael Park, Scott Schauman and Amy Story. The inductees also taught several master-classes at the Academy and were honored publicly at the half-time of the Homecoming Football game.