This summer, Nassau BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts (LIHSA) invites students to learn from the masters in a variety of disciplines. The LIHSA Summer Arts Academy offers young artists (entering grades 6-12 in the fall) a hands-on learning experience with professional artists who will help them to develop their skills.
Beginner- through advanced-level classes and workshops are conducted in a custom-designed, air-conditioned arts complex that boasts professional dance studios, state-of-the-art digital media and music/audio production labs, art studios, practice rooms and a fully-equipped professional theatre.
Daily courses are available in drama, musical theatre, creative writing, dance, music and visual arts. Students can also choose from master classes in clowning and stage combat. Attendees work with ensembles, enjoy performances from guest artists and take cultural field trips to museums and Broadway shows. The academy concludes with performances by all students in each arts discipline.
This four-week academy runs June 30-July 25 at the Long Island High School for the Arts in Syosset. Enrollment into the academy requires an individual school district recommendation. Accepted students are placed in classes based on age and level of achievement. Interested students should ask their guidance counselors or principals for an application, call LIHSA Interim Principal Dr. Frank Banta at 516-622-5678, or visit www.lihsarts.org.